Preface.

PositionExploring the African Centered Paradigm - Brief article

The time for Africans to examine the structure of knowledge is now. We cannot grant to others what is necessary for us to do for ourselves at this moment.

-----Molefi Kete Asante Malcolm X as Cultural Hero & Other Afrocentric Essays, p.49.

This book is in agreement with historical and contemporary efforts to clear space for the African voice to articulate an African centered paradigm before, during and after dogmatic investigations, and premeditated damaging critique.

Molefi Kete Asante, Maulana Karenga, and a host of others have done a good job in defining and articulating the paradigm, yet wild and desperate attempts constantly surface to denounce and executed the project, and its leadership. However, in the midst of this controversy, the project has grown, as organizations and individuals apply its ideals and principles to an array of academic disciplines and professional...

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