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  1. Defines and describes Afrocentricity, suggesting that Afrocentricity within the academic context is best understood as a paradigm. Explains how Afrocentricity meets the definition of a paradigm, examining the affective, cognitive, and conative aspects of the Afrocentric paradigm (metaphysical and sociological) and looking at the structural and functional aspects of the Afrocentric paradigm.
  2. Afrocentricity became popular in the ls as scores of African American and African scholars adopted an Afrocentric orientation to information. The editor of this collection argues that as scholars embark upon the 21st century, they can no longer be myopic in their perceptions and analyses of race.
  3. Afrocentricity is a paradigm based on the idea that African people should re-assert a sense of agency in order to achieve sanity. During the ls a group of African American intellectuals in the newly-formed Black Studies departments at universities began to formulate novel ways of analyzing information.
  4. Afrocentricity is the continental and diasporic African collective cognitive will to cultural and psychic liberation with the ultimate goal being Africana existence on Africana terms ( ). Therefore, Afrocentric methodologies must operate as valid and reliable research aimed towards the freeing of Africana peoples’ thoughts and.
  5. In Warriors, Conjurers, and Priests: Defining African-centered literary criticism, I explain what I see as the connection between Afrocentricity and the Black Aesthetic: "The Black Aesthetic is the critical process that transforms an African-centered philosophical outlook into art in which African history and culture become essential elements.
  6. Afrocentrism (also Afrocentricity) is an approach to the study of world history that focuses on the history of people of recent African descent. [1] It is in some respects a response to global (Eurocentric) attitudes about African people and their historical contributions; it seeks to correct what it sees as mistakes and ideas perpetuated by the racist philosophical underpinnings of western.
  7. For Asante, Afrocentricity is a way of life that will manifest itself in every aspect of life. He asserts that there is one African Cultural System that manifests itself in diversity. Whether one is an African-American or a Yoruba, differences in history and experience aside, the values and beliefs conform ultimately to .
  8. This connection to African religious expression that is found in the Black Church makes it “the most logical institution for the beginning work of instructing the masses concerning African customs, habits, and styles.”[6] Afrocentricity will then “rise on the sanctification and deification of our history as a way to save ourselves.”[7].
  9. Afrocentricity is a paradigm based on the idea that African people should reassert a sense of agency to achieve sanity. During the s a group of African American intellectuals in the newly formed black studies departments at universities began to formulate novel ways of analyzing information.

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