Acknowledgements & Dedication
I dedicate this book to my entire family, especially to my sons Davion and Jerry, my assistants and constant weekend companions who have demonstrated a strong interest in our people's condition and a willingness to continue this work.
This book is also dedicated to Sojourner Truth and Paul Robeson for putting their people before their personal interest, careers and welfare. To Harriet Tubman, Malcom X and Dr. Martin Luther King for putting their people before their families and lives. To every African activist and author who have made sincere attempts to lift the consciousness of our people.
To Arnetta May Williams for her encouragement, assistance and early interest in this offering. To Walter Williams, my mentor from 1985 to 1997, who cast a large sphere of influence and to whom I respect for his powerful life's work. In addition, I would like to dedicate this book to Louis Bobo and Daniel Lee who share with me the vision and scope of this project. They are my fellow brothers who have made my calling their calling in bringing this book forward.