works featured in Dr. Lathardus Goggins II's research and discussions
on the African-centered Rites of Passage Process/Model and related issues.
Title: Bringing The
Light Into A New Day: African-centered Rites of Passage (25th anniversity edition)
Goggins II, Ed.D.
Publisher: Saint Rest Publications
Light is a metaphor for opportunity, hope and wisdom. Our light is our heritage, a dynamic interaction of the past and future to create new solutions for our present. If we do not bring this light into the new day, then we doom ourselves to be cast in the faint light of others’ interpretations of “our” capabilities. African-American families and communities must bring the light into the new day, so our children can see their unique genius. How to bring this light? African-centered Rites of Passage!
Title: African-centered Rites of Passage & Education: Culturally Responsive Social Emotional Learning
Goggins II, Ed.D.
Description: African-centered Rites of Passage and Education: Culturally Responsive Social Emotional Learning is the 25th-year edition update of the original 1996 publication.
Title: Facing the Rising Sun: Lessons for
the Authentic Self
Description: Facing the Rising Sun: Forty-nine Lesson for the Authentic Self is a card deck resource to help build a positive social-emotional, conscious, and competent sense of self rooted in the African-centered principles of the Nguzo Saba. The Facing the Rising Sun card deck is organized into seven suits (one for each principle); with seven lessons for each principle.
Title: Foundations: African-centered Education
ISBN: 978-0-9663972-6-0 (e-book)
Referencing David Walker, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah, Steve Biko, and others, Lathardus Goggins II articulates a clear concise rationale and justification for the practice of African-centered education in current American educational context. From which, Dr. Goggins identifies standards to be used to assess the quality of an African-centered education practice.
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Title: 365 Black: Nuggets of Wisdom
Goggins II, Ed.D.
ISBN: 978-0-9663972-4-6 (paperback)
365 Black Nuggets: Wisdom for Each Day of the Year is a collection of quotes, proverbs, and sayings that represent a very small sample of the collective wisdom within the African experience. This book is meant to help the reader to become aware of and connect to the wisdom forged in the African experience; a wisdom and experience often overlooked, undervalued, or assumed not to exist. 365 Black Nuggets: Wisdom for Each Day of the Year is organized by month and date. Each day has a specific "nugget" of wisdom - each is an opportunity to reflect on a thought/idea/value rooted in African cultural heritage. 365 Black Nuggets of Wisdom has several of the "best" known quotations and many other powerful words. You will be moved to reflect, act, and grow. Whether you are looking for the perfect quote or wanting a thought of the day
you have more than 365 quotes, sayings, and proverbs.
I Write What
Paul Hill Jr.
African American Images
This book asks about
the foundation of Rites of Passage and how can the Black community
institutionalize rites of passage as part of the process of rearing
Mary C. Lewis
When does a girl become
a woman? This author provides a wealth of information about the
physical, social, emotional, and cultural development of young
Behind the mask of "cool"--a
clear-eyed look at how African American inner-city youths defend
themselves against the indignities, inequities, and injuries of
ghetto life--a pose that leads to the real alienation of these
young men from both the white world and their own communities.
This dramatic autobiography
of the early life of an American slave was first published in
1845, when its young author had just achieved his freedom. Douglass'
eloquence gives a clear indication of the powerful principles
that led him to become the first great African-American leader
in the United States.
A collection of 14
essays which records the cruelties of racism, celebrates the strength
and pride of Black America, and explores the paradoxical "double
consciousness" of African-American life. Published at the
turn of the century, The Souls of Black Folks was a call to action
by author and educator W.E.B. Du Bois after decades of social
injustice following the end of the Civil War. Though an admirer
of Booker T. Washington, Du Bois contended that Washington's push
for blacks to relinquish, albeit temporarily, their political
strength and quest for civil rights and higher education to focus
on building wealth and "industrial education" for themselves,
contributed to their own "civil inferiority." Gaining
the right to vote, civic equality and access to education based
on ability were key, Du Bois insisted, to breaking the color barrier.
The founder and CEO
of SuccessSource, Inc. reveals the ways in which African Americans
can network for information, for influence, and for resources--not
just for individual attainment, but also to benefit the entire
Featuring a new chapter
by Joan Erikson on the joys and challenges of a ninth stage of
life, "Very Old Age," a classic study of the developmental
stages in the human life cycle examines such themes as the interdependence
of history and life history, identity crises, and the definition
Edited by Howard
University professor Joyce Ladner, The Death of White Sociology
offers brilliant descriptions of black identity with excellent
essays from writers like Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray, who
take aim at the "social science fiction" of Euro-American
sociological analysis, as well as political scientist Ron Walters's
"Toward a Definition of Black Social Science" and E.
Franklin Frazier's unsentimental critique, "The Failure of
the Negro Intellectual." In a new foreword, Ladner notes
that when the anthology was originally published in 1973, it "provoked
healthy debates over a range of issues: Does Black sociology exist?
If so, what are its theoretical assumptions, and what is the range
of subject matter it covers?" The writers gathered within
these pages provide diverse answers to those questions, examining--and
refuting--Eurocentric distortions of what and who black people
In Pursuit of Purpose
Myles Munroe redirects
the readers attention to the centrality of identifying one's purpose
in life as the key to achievement and fulfillment.
Along with the traditional
demands of parenthood,black parents face an even more challenging
task--fighting the negative messages of racism while teaching
their children to succeed in a white-dominated culture, building
self-esteem,helping children cope with racism, teaching children
to excel in school. In this timely book, two eminent psychiatrists
address these concerns.
The stories within
these books have the poignancy of new discoveries as well as the
unworn imagination of the ancestors. The commentary has the sharp
edge of modern thought and the intricacy which results from the
intellect being woven through the ritual complexities of tribal
life. The purpose of constructing thresholds that bring this world
together is to find the powers that can heal the rends in tribal
as well as modern communities.
On the 20th anniversary
of its publication, this classic manifesto is updated with an
important new preface by the author. Freire reflects on the impact
his book has had, and on many of the issues it raises for readers
in the 1990s. These include the fundamental question of liberation
and inclusive language as it relates to Freire's own insights
psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl endured years of unspeakable horror
in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of, his suffering,
Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy
known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief
that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.
This new translation
of the Chinese masterpiece of military strategy helps readers
apply the principles of military victory to relationships in their
own lives and teaches how to bring about the desired outcome in
all the challenges of life. Sun Tzu has been eagerly studied by
modern politicians and executives as by military leaders since
ancient times, this 2,000-year-old work studies competition and
conflict on every level, from the interpersonal to the international
The scholar, theologian,
and activist who has been acclaimed as one of the most eloquent
voices in our ongoing racial debate now bridges the gulf between
black and white America in a work of enormous resonance and moral
authority. West takes on the questions of politics, economics,
ethics,and spirituality and addresses the crisis in black leadership.
the Black Boy to Manhood : The Passage
Rites of Passage
Simon & Schuster
Drawing on ancient sages
and anecdotal tales, Cole covers general codes of conduct and
every particular from dating, travel, and work to money, politics,
and family. More conversational than an Emily Post treatise, more
reflective than a simple laundry list of do's and don'ts, Cole's
How To Be is as much a guide for the spirit as it is for specific
behaviors. Still, she does take on specific questions that represent
common quandaries, such as "What can I do when my child comes
home proclaiming that he has changed his religion?" and "Do
I have to change my vocabulary when I am speaking with elders?"
and "I am in love with a wonderful man, but my family doesn't
like him at all. How can I manage this?" Cole's answers reflect
the history and culture of the African American community.
Karen Grigsby Bates, Karen E. Hudson (Contributor)
A straightforward guide
to gracious living and etiquette for contemporary members of the
African-American middle class provides information on the social
rites of passage, the new corporate workplace, special occasions,
and everyday rules and rituals. The information in Basic Black
goes from "CP Time" to "Don't You Dare," from
addressing your wedding invitations to addressing a police officer
who has perhaps arbitrarily stopped you as you're driving through
the city. It covers traditional etiquette, such as table settings,
being a good host, letter writing, and tipping. And it covers
the essentials.of black American tradition: joining a church,
mentoring young people, planning a funeral, family reunions, participating
in clubs and organizations. In addition, some delicate areas seldom
discussed in other etiquette books are addressed here, such as
race in the workplace, handling service people who are less-than-enthusiastic
about having black customers, and keeping your job and your temper
when racial slurs are used in your presence. This book is for
everyone. Bates and Hudson wrote Basic Black for men as well as
women: check "And Brother, Remember" for tips on entertaining
at home, dating etiquette, opening a champagne bottle, and planning
a wedding with the love of your life.
Louise Carus Mahdi
Crossroads is a comprehensive
collection of fifty cutting-edge writings on diverse aspects of
the transition to adulthood. These contributions include poignant
first-hand accounts of personal experiences with powerful rites
of passage, practical information about contemporary professional
work by individuals or organizations working with youth in transition,
anthropological descriptions of rites of passage, inspiring mythic
stories from several cultures, and meditations on life transitions
in relation to contemporary problems such as the epidemic of teen
This book is an essential
tool for anyone working with African American children & Youth.
It clearly defines self-esteem and the importance of it as we
move to educate, enrich & empower our children. History and
culture are shown as an intricate component in creating a foundation
of self-love and high self-esteem.
Repairing the Breach : Key Ways to Support Family Life, Reclaim Our Streets,
and Rebuild Civil Society in America's Communities
Bobby William Austin (Editor), Andrew Young (Editor)
American leaders provide solutions to the problems faced by young
black men in the U.S., based on findings by a task force assembled
in 1994 by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Chaired by Andrew Young,
the Task Force founded its carefully researched recommendations
largely on grass roots programs around the country which have
been successful in rebuilding lives and communities.
Joseph C. Pearce
Right from the instant
of birth, says Joseph Pearce, the human child has only one concern-to
learn all that there is to learn about the world. But in the West
we tend to thwart this concern from the very start. Available
once again, Magical Child shows how to restore this amazing capacity
for creative intelligence that is innate in every human. Pearce
speaks to the concerns of parents eager to give their offspring
a good start in the world, explaining that the key to tapping
virtually unlimited potential within the child is to develop the
I'm Raising My Children Alone
T. D. Jakes
A wise guide for single
parents-- and those who sometimes feel they are.
in America : America's Journey Through Slavery (Pbs Series)
Patricia Smith, Charles Richard Johnson, WGBH series research
This extraordinary book--the
accompanying volume to the PBS series--looks at the history of
slavery in the United States with an honesty that reveals both
horror and heroism in the common humanity of all Americans. Uncovering
the indigenous history of African slavery and the involvement
of Arab and European nations, it then traces the journey of enslaved
Africans across the "Middle Passage" of the Atlantic
to the Caribbean and America.
Slavery : African American Talk About Their Personal Experiences
Ira Berlin (Editor)
W.W. Norton & Company
This collection brings
forth, through both sight and sound, as Remembering is a book-and-tape
set, the poignant voices of people who had been slaves. The recordings
of interviews with former slaves were conducted by the Federal
Writers Project in the early 1930s. The interviewers included
such luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston and John Lomax, who talked
to the ex-slaves about their relationships with their former owners
and their relationships with other slaves. The editors' interpolations
are kept to a minimum and are used strictly to tie themes together,
without disrupting the accounts of those who lived much of their
early lives as slaves. There are many brutal and cruel memories:
one woman recounts how her head was misshaped in childhood by
an abusive mistress. Overall the interviewees provide a day-to-day
account of their lives, their work regimens, which varied with
geography and the types of crops cultivated, and the culture they
sustained under the oppressive conditions of slavery in the U.S.
They recall everyday minor rebellions that helped them to maintain
a sense of control and dignity and ongoing attempts to formulate
families in a system that didn't respect marriage among slaves.
Title: Rebels Against Slavery : American
Authors: Pat McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
Publisher: Scholastic Trade
of African Sisterhood : Initiation and Rites of Passage to Womanhood
Passing on the Rites of Passage : Girls'
Initiation Rites in the Context of an Urban Roman Catholic Community
on the Zambian Copperbelt
Transformation : A Rites of Passage
Manual for African American Girls
Rites of Passage : Stories About Growing
Up by Black Writers from Around the World
Blacks in the White Establishment?
Growing Up African American in Catholic
by Michele Foster (Editor)
Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted
Black Students : Promising Practices and Programs (Education and
Psychology of the Gifted Series (Paper))
by Donna Y. Ford
Shooting for Excellence : African
American and Youth Culture in New Century Schools
by Jabari Mahiri
see the bibliographies of:
Centered Rites of
Passage and Education
The Light Into A New Day:
African Centered Rites of Passage