Well. I am tired of just complaining about the problem. This school year, I am issuing the Black Book Challenge. Instead of just whining about the lack of Black/African centered education in the school system, I am challenging everyone to read one book on black/African history along with their children each month.
I am also, challenging citizens, businesses, churches etc to conduct free book giveaways to make sure that every child (and adult) in their community has a book in their hands.
We are also asking that Hip Hop artists, television and radio personalities and all others with a platform to help us promote the Black Book Challenge.
One of the things that we have been doing in Durham, NC for over eight years is a "street institution", whereby, every Sunday we go into a neighborhood that we adopted and;pass out information about our black heritage. This year, I am asking you to do the same.
While many are chanting the now familiar slogan "Black Lives Matter" it is important that we remember that "Black Minds Matter," as well.
Min. Paul Scott
Messianic Afrikan Nation ministry
Below are a few suggested books:
The Miseducation of the Negro- Dr. Carter G. Woodson
From Babylon to Timbuktu - Rudolph Windsor
They Came Before Columbus- Dr. Ivan Van Sertima
Stolen Legacy- Dr. George GM James
100 Amazing Facts about the Negro- Dr. JA Rogers
Before the Mayflower- Lerone Bennett
Black Reconstruction in America- Dr. WEB Dubois
Black on Black Violence- Dr. Amos Wilson
The Psychopathic Racial Personality=- Dr. Bobby E Wright
Race First- Dr. Tony Martin
The Destruction of Black Civilization- Dr, Chancellor Williams
Black Labor/White Wealth- Dr, Claud Anderson
Forced into Glory Lerone Bennett
The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual- Harold Cruse
Criminalizing a Race- Dr, Charsee C.L. McIntyre
David Walker's Appeal- David Walker
African Presence in Early Europe- Dr. Ivan Van Sertima
Ready for Revolution- Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)
How Europe Under Developed Africa- Walter Rodney
World's Great Men of Color- Dr. JA Rogers
The World and Africa- Dr. WEB Dubois