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Volume 2 • Number 7 • 2008

Lift Every Voice(Editorial/Introduction)
by Itibari M. Zulu
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Afro-Paraguayan Spanish: The Negation of Non-Existence
by John M. Lipski
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This work contends that one of the most interesting chapters in the history of the Spanish and Portuguese languages throughout the world is the African contribution. Thus, Afro-Paraguayan language must be situated in cultural space that transcends the simplistic notions.

Community Studies 101: An Interview with Kwaku Person-Lynn
by Itibari M. Zulu
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A biographical interview of Los Angeles-based author, lecturer, musicologist, and researcher, Kwaku Person-Lynn.

Jaja and Nana in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria: Proto-Nationalists or Emergent Capitalists
by Kemi Rotimi and Olukoya Ogen
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This paper argues that the anti-colonial resistance of King Jaja and Nana were basically meant for the protection of their personal economic interests, rather than to liberate Nigeria.

Overcoming Conflicts in Africa: Impact on World Peace
by Salim Ahmed Salim
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A keynote address presented at the 2008 Global Peace Leadership Summit sponsored by The African Diaspora Foundation, held at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Paul Robeson: The Quintessential Public Intellectual
by Paul Von Blum
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A lecture presented at the Lafayette College (Easton, PA) 'Paul Robeson Conference', April 7, 2005, as a part of a three-day conference on the history and culture of civil rights and civil liberties.

The New Orleans Declaration: Reflections on the Significance of the State of the Black World Conference II "Recommendations on the Road Ahead"
by Ron Daniels
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A report from the November 19-23, 2008 Institute of the Black World 21st Century conference held in New Orleans, Louisiana attended by over 1,000 culturally and politically active people of African descent.

An Afrocentric Manifesto
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a book review by Levar Lamar Smith of An Afrocentric Manifesto: Toward an African Renaissance by Molefi Kete Asante.

Concepts of a Black Conservative: Candid Political Incorrectness
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a book review by Deon D. Colvin of Concepts of a Black Conservative: Candid Political Incorrectness by Connie A. Miller.

Globalization and Politics in the Economic Community of West African States
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a book review by Shola Omotola of Globalization and Politics in the Economic Community of West African States by Eric M. Edi.

Books/AV Received
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Books and audio visual materials received by JPAS for review and public acknowledgement.


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