“One is fully conscious when he or she is the results of having been informed and instructed by the experience of his or her ancestors and use that knowledge to master, understand and become able to create institutions that allow him or her to live in harmony with the rest of nature and the universe.”
– Professor James Small
There have been several African-centered scholars who’ve opened my eyes to the enriched history of African people. One of the main issues I’ve had with Western education is the white-washing of indigenous African groups who built civilizations across the globe. My quest to uncover the truth, however, has fueled my passion to keep researching. So it’s only right that I highlight an academic who’s helped debunk a lot of the myths about Africa and the diaspora. Professor James Small.
Professor James Small is a speaker, consultant, CEO, and educator who has taught for fifteen years at the City University of New York; which include 13 years at the City College of New York’s Black Studies Department and two years at New York City Technical College. He was worked and studied with historians like Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Yosef A. A. Ben Jochannan, Dr. Amos Wilson, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, and Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. Prof. Small has taught courses on Malcolm X, Traditional African Religion, Pan-Africanism, Crime in the Urban Community, Urban Crisis and Issues, and African Folklore. And he is currently conducting educational and cultural tours throughout the African continent and United States.
I want to share an interview with Professor Small explaining the truth behind the American Native/Aboriginal/Indian. For more information, please check out his official website. You can also stay connected with him by visiting his Facebook and Twitter pages.
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Until Next Time…
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