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African Americans for Humanism (AAH DC) Monthly Meeting

This month’s African American for Humanism meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the South East Library.  Because of a previously scheduled library event, the time for this month’s meeting is changed to 2:30 pm till 4:30 pm.  My thanks go to Dr. Christopher Bell for providing a topic for this month’s discussion.  Dr. Bell, a speaker at last year’s AAH conference, is a humanist, a Unitarian Universalist and an author.  He recently sent me a copy of a sermon he gave on the subject of African Americans, humanism and his reflections on the conference.  I will send you a copy of the sermon in a follow-up Meetup email. So let’s talk about the sermon at our next meeting. 

On Friday April 1, 2011, Dr. Manning Marable, the noted black historian, author and educator died at age sixty.  Dr. Marable was Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University.  His long awaited biographical work, “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" was due to be published Monday, April 4, 2011.  Many expect it to radically change our views of the life, death and beliefs of Malcolm X.  It also apparently includes documentation to support the claims of innocence of those men who were convicted of Malcolm’s murder. Here is a link that provides more information about Dr. Marable

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/polisci/fac-bios/marable/faculty.html.

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  • ralphellectual

    I've been ill for 11 days. Had to cancel my topic of "social paranoia" for tomorrow's Cafe Inquiry. May not be able to make it Saturday either. Will be interested in reports from others on Bell's sermon. To be honest, I find his overall perspective questionable, as well as its very format as a sermon, but I'm not in a position to answer the still open question: to what extent has "white Jesus" made the kind of inferiority-inducing impact on black Christians that Bell alleges?

    April 25, 2011

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