An Unbroken Bond: The Role of Africa in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Liberation Thought and Praxis

This essay recasts the development of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sociopolitical thought and activism in light of an African-centered reading of history.  The paper examines the role of Africa (diasporic and continental) in shaping MLK’s World House ecumenical theology and socio-ethical philosophy by first, relating his cultural and intellectual foundations to African diasporic cultural history.  Second,Continue reading “An Unbroken Bond: The Role of Africa in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Liberation Thought and Praxis”

Africana Studies and the Question of Reparations

At the heart of World history is a knot of complications threaded by strands of African Identity, Racist social contracts and the Black quest for Social Justice. Central to social pursuits is building a body of research that clarifies African diasporic social identity–its agency and the contexts that give it meaning. The formation of AfricanContinue reading “Africana Studies and the Question of Reparations”