Afrocentric

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Af·ro·cen·tric

 (ăf′rō-sĕn′trĭk)
adj.
Centered or focused on Africa or African peoples, especially in relation to historical or cultural influence: "a string of small black-owned art galleries in Los Angeles's Afrocentric cultural district" (Kristal Brent Zook).

Af′ro·cen′trism n.
Af′ro·cen′trist adj. & n.

Af•ro•cen•tric

(ˌæf roʊˈsɛn trɪk)
adj.
centered on Africa or on African-derived cultures, as those of Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti: Afrocentric art.
[1965–70]
Af`ro•cen′trism, n.
Af`ro•cen′trist, n.
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The article also discusses the fact that although "Diop is sometimes referred to as an Afrocentrist, he predates the concept and thus was not himself an Afrocentric scholar.
An early Afrocentrist, Forten's lessons uplifted her students' spirits by providing them with a sense of racial and ethnic pride.
Nevertheless, by expanding on the Afrocentrist concept of "same-gender loving," which emphasizes the diversity of sexual practices among black people and the potential for interracial same-sex relationships, Melancon makes a useful intervention.
Even more disturbing is the author's reliance on the work of noted Afrocentrist scholars to support her contention that West African mosque architecture originated in Egypt.
North American and European researchers working in fields such as women's studies, political science, sociology, literature, cultural studies, communication studies, anthropology, and philosophy tackle various areas, beginning with theorizing and expanding on issues that have shaped the field, such as Afrocentrist and postmodernist discourses on blackness and disability studies in multicultural studies.
She concludes that "ultimately [womanists] will adopt Afrocentrist ideas and strategies insofar as they heal us, take us back to old landmarks, empower us to lead and guide others to liberation, and help us to build a compassionate world.
Leroy Clarke, a Trinidadian painter, and the country's most high-profile Afrocentrist (he dresses in African garb, he acquired the title of African Chief, and is regularly seen in public via newspaper and television stories) in 2008 proclaimed himself a "Master" and was feted for a month by the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago, the Trinidad & Tobago Commission for UNESCO, the National Library, and UWI academics.
Thanks to a tooth fragment stored in her mummified liver, not to mention CAT scans and 3-D computer modeling, Pharaoh Hatshepsut--history's first great drag king--has finally been found, Before the Discovery Channel produced a documentary (Secrets of Egypt's Lost Queen) on this achievement, if you'd ever heard of Hatshepsut, you were either an Egyptologist, an ancient history geek, a Civilization IV player or possibly an Afrocentrist who claimed her as a black historical figure.
The Afrocentrist would argue that there is a misappropriation of culture that leads to poor cultural esteem but has nothing to do with the arguments for or against self-esteem issues.
1) In the United States, an influential strain of the revivalist approach can be found in the work of Afrocentrist writers such as Molefi Asante.
All of the songs on BourgieBohoPostPomoAfroHomo reflect the space that we were in around trying to create an album that spoke to our varied experiences as African "diasporics": gay, bisexual, and later transgender, rural, urban, suburban, poor, middle class, post-grad, mixed race, Afrocentrist, HIV-positive, parent, etc.
MacDonald argues that, whereas Gates is right to take issue with such "transhistorical" identifications on the basis of skin color, Lefkowitz is quite wrong to dismiss, simply because Cleopatra may not have been black, Afrocentrist claims that Europe is traditionally and unjustly put at the center of all scholarship (27, 35).