negroes and other essays


“People sense it. They can feel it in the air even though most cannot identify it or touch it. They know something is wrong, has been wrong, terribly wrong. But, whatever it is, it has run its course. It has returned home. For it has nowhere else to go. It can no longer hide behind blaming others. It is afraid. And its fear reacts with terror against anyone and anything within its reach.

Truth always surfaces. It cannot be hidden or Afrikans could not know what we know. But to set us free from this terror it must be acted upon. We must become the force of correction or our enslavement becomes more sophisticated and indefinite. Enslavers learn from and correct those mistakes that in the past threatened their reality with revolution from below.

These essays are merely my way of identifying and explaining this enigmatic wrong so it can correctly be dealt with, finally, forever. In the context of the wisdom of those who have earned the right to be called elders and ancestors, we must walk their path if we are to eliminate this chaos from humanity. In this quest, Afrikan warrior scholars must know we owe our people, answer only to the Universe and can no longer allow Europeans to spread their destructive confusion. Of this, there can be no doubt.”

These eleven essays by Larry D. Crawford (Mwalimu A. Bomani Baruti) speak to the mentality required of this quest. They include The New Humanity, Shackles, The Cultural Continuum, The Truth of Liars, Inner Vision, Black Capital, Racism, Colorism and Power, negroes, I Am Not Ashamed, Dedication to an Afrikan and Voices in the Tradition of the Afrikan Warrior.

Table of Contents



The New Humanity


The Cultural Continuum

The Truth of Liars

Inner Vision

Black Capital

Racism, Colorism and Power


I Am Not Ashamed

Dedication to an Afrikan

Voices in the Tradition of the Afrikan Warrior