Well folks, it is FINALLY OUT.
After a FOUR YEAR wait and his questionable passing. . .
AMOS N. WILSON'S
BLUEPRINT FOR BLACK POWER
A Moral, Political and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First
has finally been completed and has hit the stores!!!!!!!!!!!
858 pages of reading with a 25 page detailed Index
31 chapters with graphs, tables and charts.
This IS the quintessential text to take us into the next millennium!!!
This is from the back cover:
Afrikan life into the coming millennia is imperiled
by [w]hite and Asian power. True power must nest in the ownership of the
real estate wherever Afrikan people dwell. Economic destiny determines
biological destiny. Blueprint for Black Power details a master plan
for the power revolution necessary for Black survival in the 21st century.
[w]hite treatment of Afrikan [a]mericans despite a myriad of theories explaining
[w]hite behavior, ultimately rests on the fact that they can. They possess
the power to do so. Such a power differential must be neutralized if Blacks
are to prosper in the 21st century.
Afrikan [a]mericans earn a take-home salary of near
$500 billion yearly, not to mention the trillions they generate. Yet they
retain only 5% of this income. Viewed as a nation, their income would
be the 8th or 9th largest in the world. Afrikan [a]mericans possess
enormous potential to amass effectual social, political and economic power
and thus control their destiny and secure their liberation. Professor Wilson
argues that were the Afrikan [a]merican community to see itself as indeed
a de facto nation, then its scourges of poverty, disemployment,
crime, miseducation, wanton consumerism, alienated/deficit spending, mis-leadership
and powerlessness would be drastically reduced, IF NOT ELIMINATED!!!
Blueprint posits that an Afrikan [a]merican/Caribbean/Pan-Afrikan
bloc would be most potent for the generation and delivery of Black power
in the [u]nited [s]tates and the world to counter [w]hite and Asian power
networks. Wilson frames this imperative by deconstructing the [u.s.] elite
power structure of government, political parties, think tanks, corporations,
foundations, media, interest groups, banking and foreign investment particulars.
Potentially strong Black institutions as the church, media and think tanks;
industry; collectives such as investment clubs and credit unions; rotating
credit associations such as Afrikan-originated esusu, tontine and
partner are analyzed. Pan-Afrikanism, Black Nationalism, ethnocentrism
and reparations are assessed, often misused and underused financial institutions
as securities, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, underwriting, and incubators
advocated, thus elucidating oft-negated opportunities for economic empowerment.
Blueprint delegitimates [w]hite power and roundly critiques the
Black sycophantic bourgeois religious leadership establishments for their
historic moralizing of Black socioeconomic conditions and programmatic
ineptitude. Wilson warns the consequences of Black obsolescence--biological
Aptly titled, Blueprint for Black Power stops
not at critique but prescribes radical, practical theories, frameworks
and APPROACHES FOR TRUE POWER. It gives a biting look into Black potentiality.
This 900-page treatise is a journey into the protracted.
Lastly, from pages 98 & 99, under the subsection, The Realization
of Afrikan Consciousness:
Afrikan consciousness will realize its full power,
second to none, when it dedicated itself exclusively to the advancement
and satisfaction of Afrikan interests BEFORE ALL OTHERS ;
when it bases its organization on a realistic and truthful knowledge of
Afrikan history and culture, a truthful knowledge of the history, culture,
intentionalities, and powers of the enemies or would-be-enemies of Afrikan
peoples; when it acquires a solid and courageous knowledge of reality,
and self; when it becomes determined to achieve self-control, high self-esteem;
when it achieves self-acceptance, and develops its ability to form more
affirmative, affectionate, cooperative intragroup relations; when it produces
to and for its own satisfaction; when it organizes itself to overcome
and overthrow [w]hite supremacy and successfully defend Afrikan peoples
against the deprecations of other ethnic groups . . . The royal road to
Afrikan Power, to Black Power, to a powerful Black Consciousness runs through
the reclamation by Afrikan peoples of their Afrikan identity and their
irresistible will to be the determiners of their own ultimate destiny.
Ways to order this phenomenal text:
or write to:
Afrikan World InfoSystems
743 Rogers Avenue Suite 6
Brooklyn, New York 11226
The text is $38.00 plus $5.95 shipping & handling (New York/Tennessee
residents add an additional 8.25% sales tax to order)
From the video tape of the same name...
"We are as complex as any other people. There are some of us
who feel they can answer the problems of Afrikan people in 25 words or
less. . . If other people have whole libraries dedicated to their problems
and experiences, then so do we and if other people have large texts examining
themselves, then so do we [need them]."
THIS IS A MUST BUY FOR ANY AFRIKAN WHO IS LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS!!
(Since this webmaster just received his copy, there will be a book review
in the future exploring and discussing the text.)