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I believe that knowledge is the foundation for clear thinking and sharp analysis to determine who we are, where we’re going and how to get there. With good resource materials and the proper tools of analysis, our people can pave their own road towards liberation, rebuild our revolutionary culture of family, work, restoration of institutions ultimately rebuilding our Nation/ our continent Mother Africa.

Our education and application of all we know and do will also contribute to benefits in human and environmental advancement and towards a peaceful and prosperous world.

What could be more important?!

What are worthy Resources for RAW?

“Education consists not only in the sum of what a man or woman knows or the skill with which they can put this to his or her own advantage…Man’s or woman’s education must also be measured in terms of the soundness of their judgment of people and things and in his or her power to understand and appreciate the needs of his/her fellow men and women, and to be of service to them.” — Kwame Nkrumah-Consciencism


There is value in the works of sisters in the field of activism, doing progressive/revolutionary work and writing about it. My hope is that you can find the value in it.

Book title: Women, Culture and Politics by Angela Davis

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The Lives of Shirley Graham DuBois’

By Dr. Gerald Horne

One of the most progressive and accomplished women of her time, not many know Shirley Graham DuBois as we also have not been educated on the lives of many other women described as ‘the wife of notables such as W.E.B Dubois, of Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X…or any other well-known accomplished man’. It is the potency of patriarchy!

Mrs. Du Bois is one of the unknown soldiers and unsung heroes of our struggle whose life has been shadowed by her husband, except in this and few other sources. We thank Dr. Horne for this generous work which rescues her rich Persona out from the shadows in to the Sunlight, allowing us to learn and share this dynamic, complex and controversial yet powerful Woman. Mrs. Du Bois was a struggling artist who soon became an accomplished writer and playwright, director of the Federal Theatre project where she garnered much success in her works. She was the writer/producer of the highly acclaimed opera “Tom-Tom”, intellectual with both Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Oberlin College. She was a political activist self-exiled in Africa, Europe and Asia, and a high-level official within the Nkrumah/Ghana Government and advisor to President Nkrumah in the 1960s. She took on the role of ‘advisor –mother’ of the movement’s youth like Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael as the visited and experienced this new Ghana’s and Africa’s on the rise. She was a socialist, a Pan Africanist, a mother and the spouse of the well-known ‘Father of Pan Africanism’ Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois. On my latest visit to the Du Bois center in Accra Ghana last year, I was pleasantly surprised to see a plaque in her honor as the ‘founder of Ghana Television’!

This book is a journey into the life and accomplishments, the revelations of a woman long misunderstood or simply unknown. Shirley Graham Du Bois was a woman immersed in a world of politics and arts dominated by colonialism and imperialism but she found her way, letting her light so shine in the world to make her individual and collective contribution to our struggle, to Pan Africanism and to Socialism as well as to our culture!

African Women

Their struggle for Economic Independence

By Christine Obbo

This is a powerful work which focuses on the pressing questions of the origin of sexism, racism, patriarchy and the role and cultural and political realities of women in East Africa (Uganda and Kenya). It addresses the origin of women’s roles and the unfair burdens of labor versus the deliberate focus to silence the woman’s voice and work to change both her conditions and the conditions of her society. There are wonderful testimonies and revelations showing our accomplishments and victories in overcoming many of the battles that lie ahead. The studies come from the people and reflect African women and men’s views of the origins of their society and what impacted the changes in their society. It is said that African women are the bearers of the culture and that they should be protected to keep authenticity of the culture in tact but the fact is that as Africa moves beyond colonialism to modern Capitalism or Socialism, roles and opportunities and influences are affecting both Men and Women and it should be both who should decide what of the traditions are good to keep and not so good to keep. The struggle for balance and the hypocrisy of double standards and the overbearing arm of religious and cultural isolation and patriarchal and colonial oppression is examined and an analysis is thus born that demands African women’s interaction, discussion and engagement so that all of African society is advanced with both the woman and the man fully embracing her new reality. This book is vitally important in our discourse of the status of women in general and the African woman in particular written by an African woman.

Undercover Or Overexposed:
An Anthology of Poetry

By Phavia Kujichagulia

Phavia is a long time cultural and political artist and activist in the Northern California Bay Area that has a powerful voice and presence. She is precise and to the point, eloquent and jazzy. She is a jazzologist and wonderful song writer and singer as well. She sits on various boards of non profit organizations and has taught at various colleges and universities such as Stanford.

She is our keynote speaker for Pan African Women’s Day 2013 in Los Angeles, California and I’ve always been a huge fan. It is my honor to offer this book and strongly recommend you become acquainted with Phavia at

Recommended Authors

Angela Davis

Angela Davis is a political activist, organizer, educator and highly respected author. Women, Culture and Politics is a collection of her speeches as well as her thoughts on issues that impact women of color in particular and all women in general.

Nawal El Saadawi

Dr El Saadawi is an author, professor and activist that have been speaking out for women’s rights and freedom for African people especially in Egypt where she grew up for more than 50 yrs. She has been a wellspring of energy and optimism since the ‘Arab Spring’ and the stepping down of President Mubarak in 2011. Having been in exile for 15 yrs, she has been back in Egypt and in the midst of the struggle with her people.

Wangari Maathai

Maathi was a political and environmental activist. She founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. In 1986, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for “her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.” Maathai was an elected member of Parliament and served as assistant minister for Environment and Natural Resources in the government of President Mwai Kibaki between January 2003 and November 2005.


Music, words, ideas and images stimulate our consciousness and influence us on a subconscious level. We offer inspirational and positively conscious voices, images and most importantly ideas/concepts for an evolving and progressive community. We hope that you enjoy what you find. Please, suggest other resources that we may offer. We all want to go Forward ever!!!!

Dobet Gnahore, album Na Afriki

Dobet Gnahoré

Dobet born in Cote D’Ivoire was a 23-year-old singer and songwriter who left her homeland and settled in Marseille. She has been based there since 1999.

Dobet Gnahore, album Djekpa La You

The thriving multi-cultural music scene there provided her with opportunities she hadn’t gotten at home but she has not forgotten her roots. She draws inspiration from in her music from all parts of Africa. She also credits her training from her local dance company ‘the Pan African Ki-Yi Mbock company’, based in near Abidjan. She sings in seven African languages as well as French, defining her approach as 'defiantly diverse, musically and linguistically'.

Apart from the sounds of Côte Ivoire's Bété and Baoulé cultures, she displays echoes of Cameroonian bikutsi, Congolese and East African rumba and Manding music ¬ plus, of course, reggae in her original songs. Her socially conscious lyrics deal with subjects such as the AIDS pandemic, the importance of family, village life and remembering your roots!

Judging from her huge fan base and her voice, stage presence and delivery, she’s rated one of the top 10 young and up and coming artist in Africa today.

Awards: Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Concert Tour Dates

Nu Legacy

L.E.G.A.C.Y. (renamed: Nu Legacy) is a Spiritual energy – an entrepreneur, songstress, producer, and community organizer to name a few. Her works and passions are in the realm of creating empowering and innovative media, implementing organizational management and living naturally.

L.E.G.A.C.Y. has been composing on the piano since the age of 6 with no formal education. Among her musical accomplishments is her debut album “Legacy: The Album” which was re-released in July 2007 with new packaging and technical mixing as a gift to all her supporters for the overwhelming support received. The Single "WE FREE!" featuring I Talk was distributed world wide in 2008 including within AfRaKa. The video for the single was subsequently released a few weeks after release of the song. Since then, L.E.G.A.CY., renamed Nu Legacy in 2011, has been performing world wide, recording for the next hit album and engaging in community and business development while being closely involved in her 2 year old daughter's daily raising and homeschooling regiment.

Find Nu Legacy Here

Jaha Zainabu

Jaha Zainabu is a literary poet, spoken word artist, storyteller, visual artist and motivational speaker that hails from the city of Long Beach, California. Her writing has captured the depth and complexity of our great African-american writers and poets of past eras, offering a glimpse of our history, haunting us with the memories of pain and lifting us with the passions of love and desire, awakening in us the voices of power and praise. Her presentation is warm and inviting as she bellows the reasoning of our great elders sanctifying our presence and acknowledgements, melodically transporting us with her sultry mood of a Holiday or James.

She has two cds, Journey and Unmasked. She is also the author of a collection of short stories, poetry and musings called The Science of Chocolate Milk Making.


Moyo Pan Afrikan Solidarity Centre

Moyo wa Taifa/ Solidarity Centre

Accra Ghana West Africa
London, England

Established as a multi-purpose Pan African Resource Center for developing group and organizational institutional capabilities, the Moyo Solidarity Centre is a dynamic and innovative foundation, dedicated to the production and dissemination of information and development of programs to promote concrete Pan African advancement. Most recently, they constructed and hosted the Nkrumah @100 Millennium Man celebrations in Accra Ghana with revolutionary exhibit of life-size representatives of the Nkrumah government achievements as well as the works and books of the first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. For more information, visit Moyo Pan Afrikan Solidarity Centre

Per Ankh, Inc.

Per Ankh, Inc. (House of Life)

Virgin Islands, U.S.

Per Ankh is an educational, cultural, holistic and wellness organization that provides training and development in the art of self-healing and wholeness for the family and community upliftment and prosperity. Grounded in the ancient and traditional healing practices of our people, they provide contemporary living science techniques for improving the lives of women, men and children to support a more balance, self liberating and organized life style that includes self development and self defense. Visit them at Per Ankh, House of Life


All African People’s Revolutionary Party

The All African People’s Revolutionary Party and its women’s wing, the All African Women’s Revolutionary Union is a growing mass revolutionary political party founded by the late first president of Ghana and supreme strategist of the African Liberation Movement, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The organization’s purpose is clearly and concisely stated as the total liberation and unification of Africa and her peoples (at home in Africa and abroad) under the economic system of Scientific Socialism. The organization encourages political education and organization as the primary vehicle for our people to obtain of liberation. Through various political education and recruitment programs and consistent solidarity work in Africa and abroad, they are continuing to contribute towards the legacy of Pan Africanism as established by WEB and Shirley DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Amy Ashwood and Amy Jacques Garvey, George Padmore and countless other trailblazers. All-African People's Revolutionary Party

Streamin’ Videos

Samia Nkrumah

Dobet Gnahoré Africa Day Johannesburg 2012

Dobet Gnahoré (born June 17, 1982) is a singer from the Côte d'Ivoire. She settled in Marseille in 1999 due to the Civil War. Her father Boni is a percussionist who performs with her. She was a nominee at the 2006 World music (Awards) for Newcomer and shared an award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance with India.Arie at the 52nd Grammy Awards.

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Pray the Devil Back to Hell!

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the extraordinary story of a small band of Liberian women who -- armed only with white T-shirts and the courage of their convictions - came together in the midst of a bloody civil war, took on the warlords, and brought peace to their shattered country.
NPR interview with Filmmaker Abigail Disney and Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee about "The Women in White" protest against Charles Taylor during the Liberian Civil war.

Eyes of the Rainbow: Assata Shakur Documentary

Eyes of the Rainbow: Assata Shakur Documentary

'Like most poor people in the United States, I have no voice. The Black press and the progressive media, as well as Black civil rights organizations, have historically played an essential role in the struggle for social justice...All I have are my voice, my spirit and the will to tell the truth. But I sincerely ask those of you in the Black media, those of you in the progressive media and those of you who believe in truth and freedom to publish my story.' —Assata Shakur

We believe that knowledge is the foundation for clear thinking and sharp analysis to determine who we are, where we’re going and how to get there. With the good resource materials and the proper tools of analysis, we believe our people can make their way, pave the path for liberation and rebuild our Nation and a world that benefits human growth, advancement and supports and prosperous world society and environment.

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