Below is a a running list of suggested books & readings for increasing awareness, knowledge, and consciousness.

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Introduction to African Civilization

Destruction of Black Civilization

Two Thousand Seasons

The Isis Papers


Autobiography of Malcolm X

Miseducation of the Negro

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Wretched of the Earth

 Suggested Reading List

  • 100 Amazing Facts about the Negro by J. A. Rogers
  • 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
  • A Torchlight for America by Louis Farrakhan
  • Africa: Mother of Western Civilization by Yosef Ben Jochannan
  • African Genesis by Ishakamusa Barashango
  • African Holistic Health by Llaila Afrika
  • African Origin of Civilization by Cheikh Anta Diop
  • African Presence in Early America by Ivan Van Sertima
  • African Presence In Early Asia by Runoko Rashidi and Ivan Van Sertima
  • African Presence in Early Europe by Ivan Van Sertima
  • African Woman the Original Guardian Angel by Ishakamusa Barashango
  • Afrikan-Centered Consciousness versus the New World Order: Garveyism in the Age of Globalism by Amos N. Wilson
  • An Afrocentric Guide To A Spiritual Union by Ra Un Nefer Amen
  • Anacalypsis Part 1 and 2, An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil of the Saitic Isis or an Inquiry into Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World by Gerald Massey
  • Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur and Angela Davis
  • Beautiful, Also, are the Souls of my Black Sisters by Jeanne Noble
  • Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America 1619-1964: The Classic Account of the Struggles and Triumphs of Black Americans by Lerone Bennett Jr.
  • Before the Mayflower by Lerone Bennett
  • Behold, a Pale Horse by Milton William Cooper
  • Black Bourgeoisie by E. Franklin Frazier
  • Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth by Richard Right
  • Black Genesis: The Prehistoirc Origins of Ancient Egypt by Robert Bauval and Thomas Brophy
  • Black Jacobins by C. L. R. James
  • Black on Black Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination by Amos N. Wilson
  • Black Spark White Fire by Richard Pope
  • Black Women for Beginners by S. Pearl Sharp
  • Black Women in Antiquity by Ivan Van Sertima
  • Blood Money: The True Epic Of Christopher Columbus by Robert Strongrivers
  • Blue Print for Black Power: A Moral, Political and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century by Amos N. Wilson
  • Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell
  • Christianity Before Christ by John G. Jackson
  • Christianity in Afrika Before Christ by John Henrik Clarke
  • Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: Slavery and the Rise of European Capitalism by John Henrik Clarke
  • Chronology of the Bible by Yosef Ben Jochannan
  • Civilization or Barbarism: An Authenitic Anthropology by Cheika Anta Diop
  • Cultivation by Ra Un Nefer Amen
  • Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year By Tavis Smile
  • Decolonizing the African Mind by Chinwqizu
  • Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of America’s Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It by David Robertson
  • Divine Speech by Jacob Carruthers
  • Echoes of the Old Darkland by Charles S Finch
  • Egypt Child of Africa by Ivan Van Sertima
  • Egypt Revisited by Ivan Van Sertima
  • Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization by John Jackson
  • First Word: Black Scholars, Teachers, Thinkers, Warriors, Knowledge, Wisdom, Mental Liberation by Kwaku Person-Lynn
  • Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream by Lerone Bennett, Jr.
  • From Afrikan Captives to Insane Slaves: The Need for Afrikan History in Solving the “Black” Mental Health Crisis in “America” and the World by Yosef Ben-Jochannan
  • From Babylon to Timbuktu by Rudolph R. Windsor
  • From Niggas to Gods (Vol 1 & 2) by Akil
  • Gerald Massey’s Lectures by Gerald Massey
  • Globalism by Amos N. Wilson
  • God, the Bible and the Black Man’s Destiny by Ishakamusa Barashango
  • Golden Age of the Moorby Ivan Van Sertima
  • Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare by Kwame Nkrumah
  • Hebrews to Negroes by Ronald Dalton Jr.
  • How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney
  • How to Be a Slave by Julius Lester and Tom Feelings
  • I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michael Eric Dyson
  • I Write What I Like: Selected Writings by Steve Biko
  • In Praise Of Black Women: Ancient African Queens by Simone Schwarz-Brat
  • Introduction to African Civilizations by John Jackson
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  • Kemet Afrocentricity and Knowledge by Molefi Asante
  • Kill them before they grow: Misdiagnosis of African American boys in American classrooms by Michael Porter
  • KMT: In The House Of Life by Ayi Kwei Armah
  • Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Wisdom on the Science of Everything in Life by C’BC Alife Allah
  • Knowledge of Self: Understanding the mind of the Black Male by Steven Kniffely
  • Knowledge; Wisdom, Mental Liberation by Kwaku Personby Lynn
  • Let the Circle Be Unbroken: African Spirituality in the Diaspora by Marimba Ani
  • Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
  • Ma’at the 11 laws of God by Ra Un Nefer Amen
  • Make Me Wanna Holler by Nathan McCall
  • Man, God & Civilization by John Jackson
  • Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown
  • Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
  • Melanin: A key to Freedom by Dr. Richard D. King
  • Melanin: The Chemical Keys to Black Greatness (Vol. I) by Carol Barnes
  • Melanin: The Organizing Molecule Berkley CA: Institute for the Study of Consciousnesses (Thesis)
  • Message To The Blackman in America by Elijah Muhammad
  • Metu Neter Vol. 1: the Great Oracle of Tehuti and the Egyptian System of Spiritual Cultivation by Ra Un Nefer Amen
  • Metu Neter Vol. 2. Anuk Ausar, the Kamitic Initiation System by Ra Un Nefer Amen
  • Metu Neter Vol. 3. The Key To Miracles by Ra Un Nefer Amen
  • Metu Neter Vol. 4. The Initiate’s Daily Meditation Guide by Ra Un Nefer Amen
  • My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
  • Native Son by Richard Wright
  • Nature Knows No Color Lines: Research into the Negro Ancestry in the White Race by J.A. Rogers
  • Negroes with Guns by Robert F. Williams
  • Nigger: An Autobiography by Dick Gregory
  • Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization (Exploding the Myths) by Anthony T. Browder
  • Nuricide: The Nutritional Destruction of The Black Race by Llaila Afrika
  • Of the Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, And Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman by Malidoma Patrice Some’
  • Olaudah Equiano Autobiography
  • Our Black Seminarians & Black Clergy Without A Black Theology by Yosef Ben-Jochannan
  • Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth by John Jackson
  • Paul Bogleand the Morant Bay Rebellion
  • Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey Volumes I & II by Marcus Garvey and Amy Jacques Garvey
  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy Angela Degry
  • PowerNomics: The National Plan To Empower Black America by Dr. Claud Anderson
  • Ready For Revolution by Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)
  • “Resewt (South) is Up” or “Why Africans Live In a World Turned Upside Down” by Akinjide B. Montgomery
  • Revolution by the Book: The Rap is Live by Jamil Alby Amin
  • Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton
  • Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Hewton by Bobby Seale
  • Sex and Race, VOL. I, II, III by J. A. Rogers
  • Shades of Memnon: Book I, II, and III by Brother G
  • Shadow of the Third Century: A Revaluation of Christianity by Alvin Boyd Kuhn
  • Slavery by Another Name: The Re- Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
  • Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson by George Jackson and Jean Genet
  • Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois
  • Spiritual Warriors are Healers by Mfundishi Jhutyms Ka N. Heru Hassn K Salim
  • Stolen Legacy: The Egyptian Origins of Western Philosophy by George M. James
  • The Africans Who Wrote the Bible by Nana Banchie Darkwah
  • The Ankh: African Origin of Electromagnetism by Nur Ankh Amen Amen
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X, Alex Haley and Attallah Shabazz
  • The Beginnings of Gnostic Christianity by Gordon L. Rylands
  • The Bible Myth: The African Origins of the Jewish People by Gary Greenberg
  • The Big Black Fire by Robert H. DeCoy
  • The Black Seminoles by Kenneth W. Porter
  • The Children Of The Sun by George Wells Parker
  • The Choice by Sam Yette
  • The Condition, Elevation, Emigration and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States by Martin R. Delany
  • The Cultural Unity of Black Africa: The Domains of Matriarchy & of Patriarchy in Classical Antiquity by Cheikh Anta Diop
  • The Destruction of the Black Civilization: Great Issues of A Race from 4500 BC to 2000 AD by Chancellor Williams (Highly Recommended)
  • The Falsification of African Consciousness by Amos N . Wilson
  • The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000 year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor by Martin Meredith
  • The Historical Jesus and the Mythical Christ by Gerald Massey
  • The Husia by Maulana Karenga
  • The Iceman Inheritance: Prehistoric Sources of Western Man’s Racism, Sexism, and Aggression by Michael Bradley
  • The Irritated Genie by Jacob Carruthers
  • The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
  • The Last of the Gnostic Masters by Thomas Sawyer Spivey
  • The Maroon Within Us by Asa Hilliard
  • The Mis-education of the Negro by C.G. Woodson
  • The Myth of Genesis and Exodus by Yosef Ben Jochannan
  • The Need For A Black Bible by Yosef Ben Jochannan
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • The Origin of Languages, Nations, and Religions by Godfrey Higgins
  • The Psychopathic Racial Personality by Dr. Bobby E. Wright
  • The Real Facts About Ethiopia by J. A. Rogers
  • The Science of Melanin: Dispelling the Myths by T. Moore
  • The Shaping of Black America by Lerone Bennett Jr.
  • The Signs And Symbols of Primordial Man by Albert Churchward
  • The Skin We’re In: Teaching our children to be emotionally strong, socially smart, and Spiritually Connected by Janie Victoria Ward
  • The Thirteenth Tribe by Arthur Koestler
  • The Word Negro—Its Origin and Evil Use by Richard B. Moore
  • The Worlds Sixteen Crucified Saviors by Kersey Graves
  • The Wounded Womb by Dr. Phillip Valentine
  • The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
  • There is A River by Vincent Harding
  • They Came Before Columbus by Ivan Van Sertima
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • Two Thousand Seasons by Ayi Armah
  • Ugly by Constance Briscoe
  • Understanding Black Adolescent Male Violence: Its Remediation and Prevention (Awis Lecture Series) by Amos N. Wilson
  • Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
  • We Ain’t No Niggers by N. Quamere Cincere
  • What Color was Jesus? by William Mosley
  • When God Was a Woman by Merlin Stone
  • When Rocks Cry Out by Horace Butler
  • When We Ruled: The Ancient and Mediaeval History of Black Civilisations by Robin Walker
  • White Domination by Amos Wilson
  • Who Betrayed the African Revolution? And Other Speeches by Dr. John Henrik Clarke
  • Who Is the King of Glory by Alvin Boyd Kuhn
  • Why We Can’t Wait by Dr. Martin Luther King
  • Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of a Slave
  • Wonderful Ethiopians Of The Cushite Empire by Drusilla Dunjee Houston
  • World’s Great Men of Color by J.A Rogers
  • Write Me In! by Dick Gregory
  • Yurugu by By Marimba Ani




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