HBCU Politics™ Political Book Feature – King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Before Barack Obama, Colin Powell, and Martin Luther King, Jr., there was Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. — the most celebrated and controversial black politician of his generation. An astute businessman known as “Mr. Civil Rights,” he represented Harlem for twenty-four years in the House of Representatives. He was a man of the cloth and a … Continue reading


HBCU Politics™ Histolitics: Kwame Nkrumah’s 1961 I Speak Of Freedom

By Kwame Nkrumah (President of Ghana 1951-66) For centuries, Europeans dominated the African continent. The white man arrogated to himself the right to rule and to be obeyedby the non-white; his mission, he claimed, was to “civilise”Africa. Under this cloak, the Europeans robbed the continent ofvast riches and inflicted unimaginable suffering on the Africanpeople. All … Continue reading