Monthly Archives: January 2012

US and Them

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Currently, we are experiencing a confrontation between a nation less than 250 years old and another nation over 2,500 years old. The United States of … Continue reading

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Universe, or Heaven and Earth: Preliminary Comments

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth I wrote this essay in August 2003, and I have not changed it (except for removing the parentheses around one of the paragraphs and replacing … Continue reading

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Today, Monday, January 16, 2012

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Worship the Hero? (once a year, maybe) or Follow the Leader (consistently) Monday, January 16, 2012 A note from Keith: A true revolution of values … Continue reading

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Two Ways to Mess with People

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Articles in the Chicago Daily News, 1978 In early 1978, I read two memorable articles in the Chicago Daily News. I know it was early … Continue reading

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The Bible, the Qur’an, and the Invention of Paper

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Ts’ai Lun and Your World Ts’ai Lun is the seventh most influential person in history (according to Michael H. Hart, The 100: A Ranking of … Continue reading

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Notes for “Ode to Ota Benga” (a work-in-progress)

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Ode to Ota Benga A Historical Lecture With Piano Improvisations In 1906, a man from the Congo region of Africa was put on display in … Continue reading

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From Ho-House to Hip-Hop, from Jazz to Rap, and Quimbo versus Uncle Tom

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth From Notes for “Hip-Hop and the Reunification of Music” (July 10, 2007) Did Hip-Hop create the image of thuggish oversexed African Americans? The European aggressors … Continue reading

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Selected Bibliography

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth This selected bibliography was uploaded to my web site afro-americana.doctorhakeem.com on December 7, 2002. It doesn’t seem to be in any particular order. The Negro … Continue reading

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The Abused Child Syndrome: The Effects of Terrorism on African Americans

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth (“ismu” in Arabic means characteristic, quality, spirit — not “name” — label — in the English sense of that word.) Periods of African American History … Continue reading

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With the Name of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth This story goes along with a track on my CD of piano improvisations, Inner Voices. The CD is available through my web site (doctorhakeem.com) or … Continue reading

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