Author Archives: Anthony Monteiro

About Anthony Monteiro

I am a activist and scholar who is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at Temple University.

Huey P Newton: The Making of a Revolutionary Intellectual

Huey P Newton says in his memoir Revolutionary Suicide that when he graduated from High School he was functionally illiterate and tested , measuring 72 on the Binet IQ test. He says he never accept the white world’s measure of … Continue reading

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A Tragic Irony

The tragic irony is that our “first Black President” is not actually Black. He does not share our history, knows little about our suffering , is an observer of our cultural life and maintains as much of a distance from … Continue reading

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Christian and Sexual Love: The Common Ground

The greatest obstacle to Christian love in America today is the Christian church. The greatest obstacle to love itself is the oppressive and exploitative capitalist society we live in. Lastly, the greatest obstacle to Christianity is capitalism and racism. Love, … Continue reading

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Christian and Sexual Love: The Great Contradiction

Christians are too often is the greatest obstacle to Christian love . This because the deamnds of Christian love as articulated by Jesus and his closest followers, challange the very foundations of the society that makes it possible for the … Continue reading

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A Crisis That Could Lead to Revolution: What Is To Be Done?

No jobs created in the month of August, the economy on the verge of a Great Depression, poverty, homelessness, illness , three wars, the rise of racist, fascist and right wing forces, headed by the Tea party, the two dominant … Continue reading

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The Immortal Child and the Inevitability of Revolutionary Love

W.E.B Du Bois wrote, “In the treatment of the child the world foreshadows its own future and faith. All words and all thinking lead to the child,–to the vast immortality and wide sweep of infinite possibility which the child represents.” … Continue reading

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W.E.B DU BOIS ON MARRIAGE

‘We want to impress on the emerging generations of Negroes in America, the ideal of plain living and high thinking, in defiance of American noise, waste and display; the rehabilitation of the indispensable family group, by the deliberate planning of … Continue reading

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For Black Self Assertion in the Time of a Historic Economic Crisis

The capitalist system teeters on the edge of a new and deeper economic crisis which will deliver devastating blows to Black folk and our communities.We lack a radical and revolutionary leadership to confront this crisis and to educate the masses. … Continue reading

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Towards The Black Family of a New Type: W.E.B Du Bois’ Family Values

One of W.E.B Du Bois’ major concerns was the creation of the African American family of a new type, one that drew upon our African past, yet resisted the lures of the white American family type. He suggested a family … Continue reading

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A Crisis That Cries Out For Revolutionary Alternatives to The Existing Situation

Evidence continues to accumulate that the European and American economic and political order are close to collapse. Polls show that national leaders are increasingly rejected by their people. In the US 80% of the people say the nation is going … Continue reading

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