This is something that I've wanted to share here for some time.  There have been several discussions on and offline that make me wonder how much informed commentary can actually be found on Black (or Black marketed) Blogs, news sites, syndicated Black journalist, etc etc . A summery of the discussion and its participants below the show link......



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Please join us this Sunday January 24, 2010 for a riveting and informative discussion on our blog talk radio program Simba Simbi. Our discussion topic is titled Academic vs. Street vs. Good Scholarship. There appears to be an upsurge in the interest of African culture and history in the past year or so due to a flux of debates on videos on YouTube by young people interested in African religious, cultural and political history who deem themselves "street scholars." But has this new interest in African culture spawned a methodology that stunts the growth of the field? How can we take this fire and interest in African culture and history and make it productive? These issues and more will be discussed by our esteemed panel: Professor Manu Ampim, Wayne B. Chandler and Dr. Wesley Muhammad. This is the second installment of our “Advancing the Work” series. You do not want to miss this.

Date: 1/24/10
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Professor Manu Ampim: is an historian and primary (first-hand) researcher specializing in African and African American history and culture. He has a B.S. in Business Management and M.A. in History/African American Studies. His master thesis, “The Revolutionary Martin Luther King, Jr.” (1989) is being expanded into a two-volume work entitled, “Martin Luther King: The Evolution of a Revolutionary.”


Wayne B. Chandler: MS, CPH, SCE, is the author of Ancient Future: The Teachings and Prophetic Wisdom of the Seven Hermetic Laws of Ancient Egypt and “The Brighter side of Darkness: A Light Warrior's Guide to Inner Alchemy and Spiritual Transformation” (Projected Publication 2008). Chandler is an Anthro-photojournalist specializing in African and Asian civilization, philosophy and culture. From 1985 to 1995 Chandler was a regular contributor and co-author of the J.A.C. (Journal of African and Asian Civilizations), a series of books produced annually and edited by Professor Ivan Van Sertima and published by Rutgers University.MySpace - Wayne B. Chandler - 101 - Male - CLEVELAND, Ohio -

Dr. Wesley Muhammad: A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Williams recieved his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Islamic Studies in 2008. He has taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Toledo, and has presented or lectured at the University of Mainz, Germany, the University of Chicago, Duke University, Emory University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Williams has several publications and his dissertation, entitled "Tajalli wa-Ru'ya: A Study of Anthropomorphic Theophany and Visio Dei in the Hebrew Bible, the Qur'an and Early Sunni Islam," argued that the Islamic sources (Qur'an, Hadith, Sunni textual tradition for the 9th-12th centuries) give evidence of a tradition of transcendent anthropomorphism and visual theophany not unlike that found more clearly articulated in the Hebrew Bible.
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Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist:

I started listening.  Is there any way to download it?



There's a podcast link that will add the url to iTunes (or whatever you use).  From there you can download that or any other archived show.  The conversation continues beyond the streamed show and is about 2.5 hours long in total.



@No one in particular


There are several issues raised during this discussion that are subjects themselves.  The points and concerns raised are not limited to the subject of African studies.  The larger point (and reason for my posting it) has to do with the our choice of methodology in study and analysis, whether we are formally or informally trained or not. 


That is a reoccurring theme that spans subjects raised on (and elsewhere) on and offline.  I see it in the field of economics, as well as our social efforts and how we define "Black issues". 


In the other thread, my objection to the narrative of the Arab (White by implication) invading and/or forcing Islam on the African (Black by implication) is only one of many objection I make regularly in this forum NOT based on my being a Muslim, but by way of what is discussed in the conversion.  A prime example of this is discussed at the 2:11:00 mark of the audio.  Concerning the Black on Black, "Arab invasion" of Egypt.

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