First published in 1934 and revised in 1962, this book gathers journalist and historian Joel Augustus Rogers’ columns from the syndicated newspaper feature titled Your History. Patterned after the look of Ripley’s popular Believe It or Not the multiple vignettes in each episode recount short items from Rogers’s research. The feature began in the Pittsburgh Courier in November 1934 and ran through the 1960s.
The first edition of Joel Augustus Rogers’s now legendary 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof, published in 1957, was billed as “A Negro ‘Believe It or Not.’” Rogers’s little book was priceless because he was delivering enlightenment and pride, steeped in historical research, to a people too long starved on the lie that they were worth nothing. For African Americans of the Jim Crow era, Rogers’s was their first black history teacher. But Rogers was not always shy about embellishing the “facts” and minimizing ambiguity; neither was he above shock journalism now and then. With élan and erudition—and with winning enthusiasm—Henry Louis Gates, Jr. gives us a corrective yet loving homage to Roger’s work. Relying on the latest scholarship, Gates leads us on a romp through African, diasporic, and African-American history in question-and-answer format. Among the one hundred questions: Who were Africa’s first ambassadors to Europe? Who was the first black president in North America? Did Lincoln really free the slaves? Who was history’s wealthiest person? What percentage of white Americans have recent African ancestry? Why did free black people living in the South before the end of the Civil War stay there? Who was the first black head of state in modern Western history? Where was the first Underground Railroad? Who was the first black American woman to be a self-made millionaire? Which black man made many of our favorite household products better? Here is a surprising, inspiring, sometimes boldly mischievous—all the while highly instructive and entertaining—compendium of historical curiosities intended to illuminate the sheer complexity and diversity of being “Negro” in the world. (With full-color illustrations throughout.)
Volume Iii of Sex and the Bible: Restoring the Foundations of Human Sexuality
Author: Wylark Day
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
This is a book about sexual morality. Not a morality based on shame or tradition, however; but one based on combining the most up-to-date findings of sex researchers, with the most ancient teachings of the Judeo-Christian Bible. In this book, you will find that: Private masturbation and public nudity are the two Pillars, upon which all healthy attitudes towards Sex must be based. Faithful heterosexual monogamy is God's Plan for Sex, but a minority who deviate from this Plan (such as homosexuals) are nonetheless necessary for a whole society. And that Virgin Sex for young adults - which means enjoying sex play while rejecting intercourse - is the Key to: true romantic passion, equality between the sexes, and even to the very Future of Humanity. At last! A book that tells the truth about Sex and God.
Release on 2006-07 | by Mfundishi Obuabasa Serikali
An Afriasian Resource for Health and Longevity
Author: Mfundishi Obuabasa Serikali
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
For thousands of years, the ancient art of Tai Chi has been shrouded in mystery. Tai Chi Chuan: An Afriasian Resource for Health and Longevity removes the mystery and offers enticing information for today. This is a book for those who desire to transform the body through consistent, non-impact exercise and diet. In it, you will discover a simple set of exercises to increase physical stamina and flexibility, mental alertness, and the spiritual discipline of quietness. This book also explores medical information from research using Tai Chi in a variety of recuperative regimens. Read the results of studies, compare the conclusions, and try the program for yourself. Tai Chi is not a miracle cure; it is miraculously accessible to everyone. It requires no special equipment and very little time and space. However, the benefits far outweigh any investment of time and resources to become stronger and healthier. Tai Chi Chuan: An Afriasian Resource for Health and Longevity makes doing Tai Chi simple, easy, natural, enjoyable, and productive.
Volume I Creating a War Between Love and Repression
Author: Wylark Day
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
Where did the Sexual Revolution come from? Why do we in the West believe in Equality for Women, when so many older cultures do not? What does God really think about Sex? The answers to all these questions, and more, can be found in Sex and the Bible! In this book, you will learn what the Bible really teaches about Sex. You will also discover how the influence of the Bible on attitudes towards human sexuality has led to the very creation of Modern Civilization; and peer into the future, to see how those same attitudes threaten to destroy it!