INTRODUCTION CULTURAL NATIONALISM
There is an expressed need by Black Social Scientists to make an analysis of Cultural Nationalism in the Black community. This need is especially motivated by the confusion among several Cultural Nationalists regarding the philosophy of Psyche Z Publishing/FreedomJournal.
However there is also a need to define the historic traditions of Cultural Nationalism. Therefore we first need to look at these traditions and then move to the essays that will redefine Cultural Nationalism and hold those that have a distorted view of the world accountable. We will thus begin with two essays that offer background information toward the historical presence of Cultural Nationalism in the Black community. These essays were written in 1972 thus we take in consideration the time in which they were written. However they are profound as they take a more succinct look at the historical development of Cultural Nationalism we begin with Part 1: “Cultural Nationalism Historic Traditions.” Part 2: “Additional Notes On The Historical Traditions of Cultural Nationalism.”
Therefore as the Cultural Nationalists dispute the Truth of the histories of Black people they seek to Censor and Boycott the FreedomJournal. However in their dialogue they often reveal their efforts to dis-mantel Black Unity and create chaos and confusion within the Black community. While preaching African Culture as the "Cure All" they incorporate African Traditional Religions and the ungodly principles of Hate.
Thus we follow the two introductory articles with four essays on the "Re-Evaluation of Cultural Nationalism." This first essay Part 3: “A Transition To Arrogance & Confusion,” will reveal a point of departure for making an analysis of the contemporary Cultural Nationalists. Part 4: “Original Concepts: Change Or Transition.” We declare that the African ancestry and/or culture for Blacks throughout the Diaspora are an important element in the quest for Unity and Pan-Africanism. However we cannot re-write history and restore what has been lost. No culture has remained the same when it has been displaced and removed from its initial environment. What is important is knowledge of our past history and not an attempt to live in the past.
Part 5: “Black Unity & Cultural Nationalism.” The question of unity is very important in the Black community. Do Cultural Nationalists really promote Black unity? Meanwhile the final essay, Part 6: “The Cultural Utopia The World View,” reveals is there a utopia for the oppressed are even among those that are the power brokers?
As we record these essays a
critical element in our methodology is a look at the transition or continuation
of concepts within the Cultural Nationalists ranks in the year 2007. As we set
the stage for the following essays, we see some transition of concepts.
However, what are the new developments and goals for the current Cultural