The Ghetto Intellectual™

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Location Global, Afrika, United States
Introduction Revolutionary Greetings! I'm Kwame Zulu Shabazz. My kinfolk hail from New Orleans. I was born in Los Angeles and raised in every 'hood therein. But mostly grew up in Inglewood, which makes me a scholar with ghetto credentials. My regions of study are Ghana and the Afrikan diaspora. But my scholarly/activist interests revolve around four related themes: 1) how black/Afrikan people think about and act on notions of freedom; 2) how structures or systems can and do limit freedom without physical force ; 3) how blacks/Afrikans have responded to these impediments especially 4) in terms of cultural resistance. My blogger name, "Ghetto Intellectual" underscores the simple but important point that everything in the 'hood ain't bad. And "(im)perfect black" is rooted in my belief that black people are the children of Afrikan Gods. One of the praise names for the ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) God Ausar (worshiped as Osiris by the Greeks and Romans) is "Lord of the Perfect Black." Thus my alternate blogger name symbolizes my imperfect efforts to capture the essence of Ausar--Sacred Blackness--that dwells within me and the global Afrikan community. Uhuru Sasa! The Ghetto Intellectualâ„¢.
Favorite Books The African Origins of Civilization: Myth or Reality, The American Directory of Certified Uncle Toms, Anarchist Cookbook, The Art of War, Assata, Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah, Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Beautiful Ones Not Yet Born, Betty Shabazz, Black Labor White Wealth, Black on Black Violence, Black Skin White Mask, Blueprints to Black Power, Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology, The Cultural Unity of Black Africa, Das Kapital, DAVID WALKER'S APPEAL (greatest book of all time), Destruction of Black Civilization, Empire, Even the Rat Was White, Fall of America, The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness, Growing up X, The Healers, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Isis Papers, Miseducation of the Negro, No Disrespect, Osiris Rising, The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Prison Notebooks, Psychopathic Racial Personality, Quitting America, Ready for Revolution, From Savage to Negro, The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, The Spook Who Sat Behind the Door, Things Fall Apart, Two Thousand Seasons, The United Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept for Victims of Racism (White Supremacy), Who Betrayed the African World Revolution, I Write What I Like (Steven Biko), Wonderful Ethiopians, Yurugu