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In the Kwanza Spirit of Ujima I bring forth these treasured items that will preserve our golden legacy and promote Independent progressive thinkers.

Abiola

In loving memory of my mentor Abiola Sinclair

 

 

The Harlem Cultural PoliticallThe Harlem Cultural/Political Movements 1960-1970
was a collaborative vision by Abiola Sinclair, playwriter,
journalist and historian with photographer Klytus Smith.

Through 150 illustrations vividly captures the climatic awakening from urbanized black people throughout America. What would emerge was a definite dedicated vision, with noble sacrifices for human progress. Their African heritage was embraced as a source of strength and identity. In pursuit of a better way of life black families migrated predominantly from Southern states to Metropolitan cities. Although wages increased discriminatory practices prevailed in employment, housing, education, health care etc….

Harlemnites, insisting on their civil rights, began to vent their frustrations, anger and rage! Through creative expression artist, play-writers, poets and activist took to the streets to redefine the deep rooted problems within America. Instead of turning on each other brothers and sisters turned to each other for strength, love and direction. It became known as the ” Black Arts Movement “, which still resonates today within black communities.

To keep Abiola’s legacy alive and a pivotal time period in the American experience I decided
to republished this special book.

 

 

I Can do anything gamePresident Obama Puzzle

 

 

In 1997 Gayle Brill Mittler and Robert Kersey former colleagues in a large toy corporation had one common vision: to create a complete line of board games, toys and puzzles that would bring the vast rich and diverse history of America`s nearly 15,000,000 citizens of African Americans descent into homes and classrooms.

The board games include: My First Matching game, for ages 3-10 years, teaches about African American culture. I Can Do Anything, for ages 6-12, that details the many different career opportunity available today.
The Black Heritage Trivia game, for ages 8 through adult, with over 1200 questions on African American history and culture. The puzzle assortment include: Madame C. J. Walker, Elijah McCoy, Mathew Henson, Buffalo Soldier, and Barack Obama, with 24 pieces, 100 and 1000 pieces.

” As an African American child growing up in America, I had to learn about my
heritage by myself. Today I can help children grow up aware of the contributions
African Americans have made to the development of our great country “, said Robert Kersey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scan 12It`s historical to note the first twenty black indentured servants arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in August of 1619. By 1641, Massachusetts had legalized slavery and other colonies soon followed.

Inevitably free blacks and concern whites began an organized effort to assist runaway African slaves. Which became known as the “Underground Railroad “, but it didn`t run on tracks.

William Still was a corresponding secretary and chairman of Philadelphia Vigilance Committee, directly connected with the Underground Railroad. Resourceful, energetic, and courageous in 1872 Mr. Still published ” The Underground Railroad”. A 800 page memorial account that reveal facts, thrilling authentic narratives, news paper articles, slave advertisements, personal letters of hardships and hair-breadth escapes. By enslaved Africans in their heroic efforts for freedom, determined to have liberty even at the cost of life.

 

 

 

 

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Bryan Collier now lives in Harlem, New York, where he is the director of the Harlem Hospital’s Horizon Art Studio for children and their parents.

 

 

Brian’s most recent book is titled ” I Too, Am America “, based upon a 1940s poem by Langston Hughes. Through colorful illustrations he captures the plight of the Black Sleeping Car Porters to become unionized. A ” 2013 Children`s Book Award Winner “, Mr. Collier was one of eight authors invited to the
White House.

 

 

 

 

The Black Book

 

 

 

 

” No single book has done more to shape the field of African American history than has this brilliantly conceived book. It is the ultimate treasure chest of the black experience ” – HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.

 

 

 

 

Inventive Spirit of African Americans

 

 

Patricia Carter Sluby is a Registered Patent Agent and a former United States primary patent examiner. In this important study she pays homage to the inventive spirit of African Americans. Beginning with the contributions of enslave Africans brought to Americans shores. Sluby introduces inventors and patent holders from all fields up to and including the leading edge of today`s technology.

Along with such recognizable figures as George Washington Carver and Madame C.J. Walker, readers will discover little-known or forgotten pioneers of devices such as a tobacco substitute, a home-security system, and a portable heart monitor.

 

 

Granville Taylor Woods book

 

 

” This work by Jonathan Walker Sr. sheds a much-needed light on the
remarkable contributions of Granville T. Woods, an ingenious and prolific Black American inventor. Its importance is significant not only to those who share racial and cultural heritage with Woods but to all Americans that have been deprived of exposure to major achievements of persons of color by the shortcomings of a multicultural historical perspective in their educational process.”

Dr. Clint C Wilson II- Howard University School of Communications

 

 

 

art_burtonI was inspired to write the book, Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves, after I kept hearing fantastic stories about this man of the Wild West. Reeves was a former slave who was illiterate. He would memorize warrants and subpoenas which were given to him to serve. In over thirty years never did he bring in the wrong outlaw due to his reading handicap. Bass Reeves worked as a deputy U.S. marshal from 1875 to 1907, a total of thirty-two years, during that time he was sent after some of the worst felons and desperados in the Indian Territory, pre-state Oklahoma. Most of the time Reeves would bring in the outlaw he was sent to capture, or in some cases he had to kill the person for resisting arrest. During his law enforcement career he arrested over 3000 federal law breakers. On one occasion he arrested his own son for murder and on another case he arrested the minister that baptized him for breaking the law. Reeves became a celebrity during his own lifetime, pioneers white and black were singing songs about his exploits. Bass Reeves is probably the greatest frontier hero in United States history and the public needs to know about him. That was the main reason I wrote the book on this unique individual.

 

Picture 136From 1920 to 1940, the Harlem Renaissance produced a bright beacon of light that paved the way for African-Americans all over the country. The unapologetic writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, the fervent fiction and poetry of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, the groundbreaking art of Aaron Douglas and William H. Johnson, and the triumphant music of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong gave voice and expression to the thoughts and emotions that Jim Crow segregation laws had long sought to stifle. In “On the Shoulders of Giants, ” indomitable basketball star and bestselling author and historian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar invites the reader on an extraordinarily personal journey back to his birthplace, through one of the greatest political, cultural, literary, and artistic movements in our history, revealing the tremendous impact the Harlem Renaissance had on both American culture and his own life. Beginning with the rise of the Harlem Rens as pioneers of professional basketball, Kareem traces the many streams of historical influence that converged to create the man he is today — the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a veritable African-American icon. Travel deep into the soul of the Renaissance — to the night clubs, restaurants, basketball games, and fabulous parties that have made footprints in Harlem’s history. Meet the athletes, jazz musicians, comedians, actors, politicians, entrepreneurs, and writers who not …

 

Picture 138 Picture 137LINDA SEATTS HOLDS
A MASTERS OF ARTS IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN WORKPLACE DIVERSITY. SHE IS A
CERTIFIED COMMUNITY MEDIATOR AND HAS SUCCESSFULLY MEDIATED CASES WITH THE OAKLAND MEDIATION CENTER AND TACOM, A DIVISION OF THE U.S. ARMY. HER VALUABLE INSIGHTS ON CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND COMMUNICATION PATTERNS COMES FROM OVER 25 YEARS OF LEADING, INTERACTING, COMMUNICAT- ING AND MEDIATING WITH DIVERSE POPULATIONS IN THE U.S. AND ABROAD. LINDA ALSO TEACHES HUMAN DIVERSITY AND CONFLICT, A REQUIRED GRADUATE COURSE FOR THE MASTER’S IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM AT WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

 

 

ankh bookIt behooves the African anthropologist to use every scientific discipline that modern technology has to offer, in the tradition of Chiekh Anta Diop, to acquire the correct perspective on African high culture and civilization. Now is the time for Africans to wrestle Egyptology from the clutches of the distorters of our civilization, by a more forceful and public attack on their lies. We must expose to the light of truth, every falsification and every claim of a European or Asian origin of Kemit and re-establish the link with our ancestors for the sake of our children.

 

 

 

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Picture 22Hidden Colors is a documentary about the real and untold history of people of color around the globe. This film discusses some of the reasons the contributions of African and aboriginal people have been left out of the pages of history. Traveling around the country, the film features scholars, historians, and social commentators who uncovered such amazing facts about things such as: The original image of Christ; The true story about the Moors; The original people of Asia; The great west African empires; The presence of Africans in America before Columbus; The real reason slavery was ended And much more.

Picture 25Uriah Yisrael and Hidden History Publishers are proud to introduce Let’s Grow! Seed and Activity BookLet’s Grow!, offers hands-on activities including; seed germination projects, recipes and little known agricultural and industrial accomplishments of our proud people.  Let’s Grow! is a fun book that facilitates parents, teachers and students in the process of disconnecting from expensive time wasting gadgets and on the other hand grounds them into industry, history and the foundation of wealth and civilization, agriculture!

 

 

 

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