Black Reality Think Tank

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REFERENCE MATERIAL THAT INTELLECTUALLY SUPPORTS "THE BLACK REALITY THINK TANK"

 10 MUST READ FICTION NOVELS


Beloved - Toni Morrison


Native Son - Richard Wright


Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston


Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe


Clotel, or the President's Daughter - William Wells Brown


The Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison


The Man Who Cried I Am - 

John A. Williams


The Spook Who Sat By The Door

                                                          Sam Greenlee


                                                         The Women of Brewster Place

                                                         Gloria Naylor


                                                        Dark Genesis - A. D. Koboah




                                            BLACK CLASSICS

   Non-Fiction     


The Mis-Education 0f the Negro - Dr. Carter G. Wilson


Message to the Blackman - Honorable Elijah Muhammad


The Autobiography of Malcolm X  (As told to Alex Haley)


Climbing Jacob’s Ladder: The Enduring Legacy of African American Families-Andrew Billingsley


The Maroon Within Us-Asa Hilliard


Blueprint for Black Power-Amos Wilson


Up From Slavery - Booker T. Washington


Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey-  

Edited by Amy Jacques Garvey


The Souls of Black Folk-W.E.B. Dubois


Black Skin, White Masks-Franz Fanon 


Africans at the Crossroads: Notes for an African World Revolution-

John Henrik Clarke


The Isis Papers-The Key To The Colors- 

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing.


The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality- 

Cheikh Anta Diop


Stolen Legacy- George G. M. James


The Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization- 

Anthony Browder


The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4,000 B.C. to 2,000 A.D.- 

Dr. Chancellor Williams


The Psychopathic Racial Personality-Dr. Bobby Wright


The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness: Eurocentric History, Psychiatry and the Politics of White Supremacy-

Dr. Amos N. Wilson


They Came Before Columbus-Ivan Van Sertima


The Golden Age of the Moor-Ivan Van Sertima


How Europe Underdeveloped Africa-Walter Rodney


Sex and Race (Volumes -3)-J.A. Rogers


Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology-

Cheikh Anta Diop


Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present-

Harriett A. Washington


Africa: Mother of Western Civilization-

Yosef ben-Jochannon


African Origins of the Major Western Religions-

Yosef ben-Jochannon


The Name “Negro” It’s Origin and Evil Use-

Richard B. Moore


The Ruins of Empires- 
C.F. Volney 

Intellectual Warfare-
Jacob Carruthers

Blues People: Negro Music in White America-
LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)

Martin & Malcolm & America:  A Dream or a Nightmare-
James H. Cone

Soul On Ice - Eldridge Cleaver

The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin

Notes of a Native Son - James Baldwin

The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings - 
Olaudah Equiano

The New Jim Crow - 
Michelle Alexander

King of the Cats:  The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell - 
Will Haygood

The Wretched of the Earth - 
Frantz Fanon

Black Skin White Mask - 
Frantz Fanon

The Name "Negro":  It's Origin and Evil Use - 
Richard Moore

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas - 
Frederick Douglas

Troubling Biblical Waters - 
Cain Hope Felder

The Black Muslims in America - 
C. Eric Lincoln

African American Church Management Handbook - 
Rev. Floyd Flakes

Plantation Church:  How African American Religion Was Born in Carribean Slavery - 
Noel Leo Erskine

Mercy, Mercy Me:  African American Culture and the American  Sixties - 
James C. Hall

Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop - 
Gutherie P. Ramsey Jr.





C 5 BOOKS THAT PHILOSOPHICALLY AND ACADEMICALLY ENCOURAGE INTELLECTUAL 

STIMULATION


The Original African Heritage Study Bible

Cain Hope Felder


The Quran


The Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu


The Teachings Of The Essenes

The Essence Community


The Essenes:  Their History and Doctrines and The Kabbalah:  Its Doctrines, Development and Literature

Christian D. Ginsberg


The Essential Kabbalah


The Bhagavad Gita

Book 6 of the Mahabharata


Radio Free Dixie:  Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power

Timothy Tyson


W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race 1868 - 1919

David Levering Lewis


Black Feminist Thought:  Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

Patricia Hill Collins


SBA:  The Reawakening of the African Mind

Asa G. Hilliard III & Wade W. Nobles


Africanity and the Black Family:  The Development of a Theoretical Model

Wade Nobels


Seeking the Sakhu:  Foundational Writings for an African Psychology

Wade Nobels


Yurugu:  An African Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior

Marimba Ani


The Teachings of Ptahhotep:  The Oldest Book in the World

Asa G. Hilliard III


Let the Circle Be Unbroken:  The Implications of African Spirituality in the Diaspora

Marimba Ani


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