Black Contribution to World Civilization, Vol. 1, Revised Edition
Author: Aylmer von Fleischer
Publisher: Aylmer von Fleischer
This is the revised edition of this work. Many new facts have been added and others updated. Even today, there are many people who believe in the worthlessness of the black race. "What have blacks contributed to civilization?" they ask. This book helps dispel the myth of black inferiority, among other things, this book tells us that: All the major world religions had their origins in Africa. Most of the Church Fathers and Biblical Characters like St. Augustine, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jesus Christ and his mother Mary were black. Several Prominent Greeks like Pythagoras studied in ancient Egypt under black priests/professors. Blacks constructed the pyramids and megalithic remains like Stonehenge. . Blacks have fought and died in all of America's wars. The Black Moors ruled parts of Europe for close to 800 years and their efforts helped usher Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. Some of the world's most famous individuals like Beethoven, Haydn, Alexander Pushkin and Alexandre Dumas had black roots. Chapter 1. The beauty of Blackness Chapter 2. The Hidden truth Chapter 3. Africa, the mother of civilization Chapter 4. Builders of Christianity Chapter 5. The stolen and distorted African religions Chapter 6. The Black presence in Biblical antiquity Chapter 7. The great Black warriors Chapter 8. The Black presence in America before Columbus Chapter 9. The Moorish civilization of Europe Chapter 10. Black artistic influence Chapter 11. Fertile Black minds (Black inventions) Chapter 12. Ancient Black civilizations Chapter 13. The hidden great Black men and women Chapter 14. Black resistance to foreign domination Chapter 15. Black slave revolts
Implications for Contemporary Trans-Cultural Relations
Author: Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan
Category: Political Science
This book takes a fascinating look at the role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of ideas and institutions in a number of key areas, including science, philosophy, humanism, law, finance, commerce, as well as the Arab-Islamic world's overall impact on the Reformation and the Renaissance.
Seit "Fegefeuer der Eitelkeiten" gab es keinen Roman mehr, der unsere Zeit so treffend, unterhaltsam und weitsichtig erklärt. Nero Golden kommt aus einem Land, dessen Namen er nie wieder hören wollte, seit er mit seinen drei erwachsenen Söhnen vor ein paar Jahren nach New York gezogen ist und sich eine junge Russin zur Frau genommen hat. Der junge Filmemacher René wohnt im Nachbarhaus und ist fasziniert von der Familie, die ihm besten Stoff für ein Drehbuch liefert: Aufstieg und Fall eines skrupellos ehrgeizigen, narzisstischen und mediengewandten Schurken, der Make-up trägt und sich die Haare färbt. René wird Zeuge und in einer folgenschweren Episode sogar Teilhaber des dekadenten Treibens im Golden House, dessen Besitzer nicht nur den Vornamen mit Kaiser Nero teilt ... Salman Rushdie erfasst den irritierenden Zeitgeist und zeichnet mit größter Erzählkunst ein treffendes Bild unserer heutigen Welt. Dieser Roman beweist aufs Neue, dass er einer der besten Geschichtenerzähler unserer Tage ist.
Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film before World War II
Author: Cedric J. Robinson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Social Science
Cedric J. Robinson offers a new understanding of race in America through his analysis of theater and film of the early twentieth century. He argues that economic, political, and cultural forces present in the eras of silent film and the early "talkies" firmly entrenched limited representations of African Americans. Robinson grounds his study in contexts that illuminate the parallel growth of racial beliefs and capitalism, beginning with Shakespearean England and the development of international trade. He demonstrates how the needs of American commerce determined the construction of successive racial regimes that were publicized in the theater and in motion pictures, particularly through plantation and jungle films. In addition to providing new depth and complexity to the history of black representation, Robinson examines black resistance to these practices. Whereas D. W. Griffith appropriated black minstrelsy and romanticized a national myth of origins, Robinson argues that Oscar Micheaux transcended uplift films to create explicitly political critiques of the American national myth. Robinson's analysis marks a new way of approaching the intellectual, political, and media racism present in the beginnings of American narrative cinema.
Brillante Kurzgeschichten vom Booker-Preisträger Ost und West, West und Ost – Salman Rushdie kennt beide Sphären, weiß, wie es ist, wenn man zwischen den Stühlen lebt. Er weiß um das Vertraute, aber auch um das Fremde beider Welten. Diese neun Geschichten zeigen, was passiert, wenn der Osten auf den Westen trifft; wenn ein Rikscha-Fahrer davon träumt, Filmstar zu werden, oder wenn aus einem kleinen Fehler bei der Aussprache eine ungewöhnliche Liebesgeschichte wird ...
Essays on the Influence of Civil Rights Actions, Arts, and Islam
Author: James L. Conyers, Jr.
Category: Social Science
The decade of the 1960s was an era of protest in America, and strides toward racial equality were among the most profound effects of the challenges to America's status quo. But have civil rights for African Americans been furthered, or even maintained, in the four decades since the Civil Rights movement began? To a certain extent, the movement is popularly perceived as having regressed, with the real issues tabled or hidden. With a view to assessing losses and gains, this collection of 17 essays examines the evolution and perception of the African American civil rights movement from its inception through today.
How Eurocentrisim Became An Excuse to Teach History as Myth
Author: Aylmer von Fleischer
Publisher: Aylmer von Fleischer
This book has systematically demolished many of Mary Lefkowitz's myths. This book proves that Socrates, Cleopatra, Terence, Aesop, and other ancient personalities were indeed Blacks; that Alexandria was built on the site of an ancient Egyptian city known as Rhacotis, where a town existed with its own library before the Library of Alexandria was built. This book also proves that Pythagoras, Plato and indeed many Greeks studied in Egypt. This is an important book that proves that the so-called Afrocentric claims are rooted in historical reality.
Professor Gerald G. Jackson incorporates the perceptions, ideals, hesitancies and proclamations of hte Hip-Hop and post Hip-Hop generations into the Africana Studies field. He pulls evidence from a rich tapestry of history, classroom learning exercises, student reports, scholar and professional led lectures, discussions and educational tours to create a groundbreaking multicultural and pluralistic model for the application of Africentric helping to the educational sphere. While the mode varies, the greater number of compositions compiled here are biographies of ordinary and extraordinary African Americans. Culturally affriming, introspective and expansive, We're Not Going to Take it Anymore is a rarely seen educational innovation.
"What Bynum has accomplished in pulling together such a mammoth body of knowledge and research into one cogent volume and theme is remarkable.... A contribution of this magnitude seldom comes once in a decade." -Linda James Myers, Ph.D., author of Understanding an Afrocentric World View The African Unconscious, originally published in 1999, is an Afro-centric look at human history based on archaeology, genetics, and the biospiritual roots of religion and science. Author Edward Bruce Bynum offers a captivating and controversial viewpoint on the roots of our human existence, positing that all humans at their deepest core are variations on the African template, creating a shared identity and collective unconscious in all. He looks at both phenotypical types and psychic structures that form and identify us as human beings. Ideal for humanistic and transpersonal psychologists and those interested in African American art and culture, The African Unconscious is a blend of modern and ancient psychology that provides a relevant backdrop to humanity and our daily life. "I read with awe this passionate, brilliant, epic work. It is one of the most exhaustive and revealing studies of Black and human origins I have ever seen." -Lee S. Sannella, M.D., author of The Kundalini Experience "The African Unconscious is indeed a daring work, and a unique contribution to African diasporic studies. It is a must for all students of human psychology." -Rowland O. Abiodun, author of Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought "The scope of the author's knowledge is simply awesome, and that, coupled with his engaging writing style, makes not for an 'easy' ready, but an adventuresome one.... For those who entertain notions of collective unconscious and deep structure racial messages, I cannot think of a better text that navigates such thinking." -William E. Cross, Jr., Ph.D., author of Shades of Black EDWARD BRUCE BYNUM, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, Director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Health Services, a Senior Fellow in the Society for Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (BICA), and a Diplomat (ABPP) in the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Bynum is the author of numerous books and articles, including five texts in psychology and three poetry books. He has won numerous awards, including the Abraham H. Maslow Award from the APA, and is a student and practitioner of Kundalini Yoga. He is married with two sons and lives with his family in Amherst, Massachusetts.
"Eine geniale Reise in die Vergangenheit" The Washington Post New York, 1888. Thomas Edison hat mit seiner bahnbrechenden Erfindung der Glühbirne ein Wunder gewirkt. Die Elektrizität ist geboren, die dunklen Tage der Menschheit sind Vergangenheit. Nur eine Sache steht Edison und seinem Monopol im Weg, sein Konkurrent George Westinghouse. Zwischen den beiden Männern entbrennt ein juristischer Kampf, es geht um die Milliarden-Dollar-Frage: Wer hat die Glühbirne wirklich erfunden? Und wer hat also die Macht, ein ganzes Land zu elektrifizieren? Der NEW YORK TIMES-Bestseller jetzt auf deutsch! Graham Moore, der für sein Drehbuch für den Film "Imitation Game" mit einem Oscar ausgezeichnet wurde, ist mit "Die letzten Tage der Nacht" ein packender historischer Roman gelungen, der auf wahren Ereignissen beruht.
Since Antony and Cleopatra honeymooned on the Nile on a gilded barge, visitors to Egypt have taken to the river as the best way to experience the country's wonders. Early travelers took a dahabiya, an elegant triangular-sailed houseboat, and leisurely meandered from riverside site to site, for three months or more. Then from the late nineteenth century, Thomas Cook of Leicester, England, revolutionized the journey with a fleet of specially built paddle steamers. For the next sixty years these 'floating palaces, ' with their private cabins, and dining, smoking, and viewing salons, red-uniformed dragoman guides, and organized donkey excursions, carried the aristocratic, moneyed, and adventurous of international society of the timeUsing period photography, and colorful vintage posters and advertising material, this book tells the story of the people, the places, and the boats, from pioneering Nile travelers like Amelia Edwards and Lucie Duff Gordon, through to famed later passengers, such as Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, and, of course, Agatha Christie, whose staging of a death on the Nile only added to the allure.
Upside Down World: The Loss of the Sacred Cosmos is an incisive look on the concept of self awareness, instructing readers on how to find their true identities and potential by showing through detailed research how one needs to view reality and thereby move into a state of fulfillment with life. Eugene Crowley Jr. uses the elements of philosophy, history, mythology, spiritual and scientific issues, and social elements of ancient cultures to show how Western civilization has neglected the knowledge and acts of self-realization, instead trying to act as society deems appropriate. Integrating many cultures and societies throughout time, including Native Americans, Ancient Egypt, the Greeks, and early Americans, the author references their beliefs, customs, and religions to help illustrate how other cultures and people live their lives in a more awakened state.
Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. Exhibition Hall
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the University of the West Indies
Author: Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. Exhibition Hall
Publisher: Canoe Press
"Catalog of exhibition organized on occasion of the UWI Golden Jubilee, with works by 37 artists representing the university campuses in Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago. Exhibit traces, indirectly, the historical evolution of the institution. Also includes brief mention of mural work and indoor and outdoor sculpture done by some artists who could not be included in the traveling show"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Antonio, ein venezianischer Kaufmann, möchte seinen Freund Bassanio unterstützen, der auf Freiersfüßen wandelt: Bassanio hat sich in Portia, eine reiche junge Adelige, verliebt, und die Brautwerbung verspricht teuer, letztlich aber auch sehr lukrativ zu werden. Um dem Freund mit dem nötigen Geld unter die Arme greifen zu können, macht Antonio selber Schulden, und zwar bei dem jüdischen Geldverleiher Shylock. Shylock, der von den Christen Venedigs verachtet, von Antonio öffentlich beleidigt wird, und der seinerseits Antonio stellvertretend für alle Christen hasst, bietet im Gegensatz zu seiner üblichen Zinspraxis an, diesmal auf Zinsen zu verzichten. Als Sicherheit verlangt er, scheinbar zum Spaß, nur dies: Gelingt es dem Schuldner nicht, das geliehene Geld rechtzeitig zurückzuzahlen, so hat Shylock Anspruch auf „ein Pfund Fleisch“ aus Antonios Körper. Antonio willigt ein und unterschreibt einen entsprechenden Schuldschein, ist er sich doch sicher, dass seine Handelsschiffe, die zurzeit auf großer Fahrt sind, bald reich beladen nach Venedig zurückkehren werden.
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To measure the impact of a minister's preaching, one must first examine the societal context in which the ministry took place. For example, what would lead a minister of the Gospel to roar from the pulpit, as did Joseph Parker of City Temple, London, "God damn the Sultan!" The first section of The Golden Age of Preaching is given to the study of the times in which nine prominent British preachers ministered. Understanding the times helps one to comprehend why crowds flocked to hear these men preach, and why their sermons were printed in newspapers on Monday. Furthermore, to assess the preaching of a man, one needs to take into account the life and manner of the man himself. The Men Who Moved the Masses includes biographical sketches of nine selected preachers: Alexander McLaren, Robert William Dale, Henry Parry Liddon at St. Paul's London, Joseph Parker, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Alexander Whyte, Frederick Brotherton Meyer, John Henry Jowett, and George Campbell Morgan. These were men, though hampered by various medical problems and personality shortcomings, who led thousands to faith in their day. The final section attempts to answer the question, "Why?" by identifying those homiletical characteristics of their preaching which they had in common, resulting in such uncommon impact upon the masses. Those qualities are not confined to their era alone. They are perpetual, applicable to any age, to any culture. Preachers and seminarians who dare to sit at the feet and learn from these preaching giants of the past will find their own preaching power lifted onto a new plain to the benefit of all who hear them.