God Is a Black Woman

God Is a Black Woman

The Author wrote this book in hopes to place myself squarely with those who are committed to peace, in every sense of that word. This includes peace between the genders, the races, the Faiths, as well as our painful common history.

Author: Yara Polana

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1511905018

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Yara, a native of Mozambique, have written, designed and illustrated this poetic and interesting story, based on her experience of being brought up in a country that is truly multi-ethnic and multi-tribal community of 24 million people. The story is inspired by a matriarchal tribe, The Macua, and blends in background and myths of other tribes, creating a fable that shares much with well known Creation Myths of many regions and epochs of the world. The Author wrote this book in hopes to place myself squarely with those who are committed to peace, in every sense of that word. This includes peace between the genders, the races, the Faiths, as well as our painful common history. She also identifies strongly with the many efforts to resurrect The Sacred Feminine, so its long overdue merging with a largely unguided and love-starved Sacred Masculine, can be brought into common awareness. The Author believes that many African tribes illustrate the strength that Community, in its best sense, gives to its individual members. Some also illustrate the ways in which communities are led from their path, when fear rules. Knowing our spiritual stories and histories can prevent repetition of our most catastrophic mistakes, and that may well happen if we sincerely so, wish.
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When God Was a Black Woman

When God Was a Black Woman

Accordingly, in the beginning, to revise Stone, God was a Black woman.

Author: Joseph Gibson, Jr.

Publisher: Kitabu Publishing

ISBN: 0976468387

Category: History

Page: 256

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A few years ago I read a book by Merlin Stone called When God Was a Woman, in which she wrote that "in the beginning, people prayed to the Creatress of Life, the Mistress of Heaven. At the very dawn of religion, God was a woman...the female deity in the Near and Middle East was revered as Goddess-much as people today think of God...the original status of the Goddess was as supreme deity...the Great Goddess was regarded as immortal, changeless, omnipotent; and the concept of fatherhood had not yet been introduced into religious thought." As a critical thinker, I know that sometimes a lie is told when the truth is declared halfway or haphazardly. Stone, who happens to be a White female artist and college professor, never mentioned the racial make-up of the female divinities of the world's earliest civilizations she wrote about. I don't know understand how Stone could write a book about When God Was a Woman and then later write a book on Three Thousand Years of Racism, which focuses on uncovering evidence of racism imposed by Indo-Europeans after they conquered most of the same regions discussed in When God Was a Woman, and fail to connect the probability that the Goddesses she first wrote about were originally depicted as Black women. How can she admit that "historical, mythological and archaeological evidence suggests that it was these northern people who brought with them the concepts of light as good and dark as evil (very possibly the symbolism of their racial attitudes toward the darker people of the southern areas) and of a supreme male deity;" but not admit that the Goddess of theses Black people was also Black before they and She were conquered by White people (i.e., Indo-Europeans). Whether this failing was accidental or intentional is irrelevant, yet one could assume that the Goddesses would originally resemble the people who worship them. According to Albert Churchward, "the earliest members of the human race appeared in the interior of the African continent about two million years ago, then from the region of the Great Lakes they spread over the entire continent. Groups of these early men wandered down the Nile Valley, settled in Egypt, and then later dispersed themselves to all parts of the world...As these early Africans wandered over the world, they differentiated into the various human subspecies that now inhabit our planet. The men who remained in the tropical and equatorial regions retained their dark complexions, whereas those that settled in the temperate zones lost a portion of their dusky pigmentation and developed a fairer skin." Provided that the original racial profile of the Nile, Indus, and Tigris-Euphrates River Valley as well as the Aegean civilizations has been clandestinely confirmed as Black/African, then the female divinities worshipped in these civilizations should also logically be Black/African. Accordingly, in the beginning, to revise Stone, God was a Black woman.
Categories: History

High Yellow but a Black Woman Forever More

High Yellow   but a Black Woman Forever More

d) e) f) g) h) All those who possess the full power of God's “Rod and Staf ” are only physical manifestations of God with powers greater than the average human being, but not greater than God. Those who possess the full power of God's ...

Author: Deborah Cofer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595384099

Category: Poetry

Page: 216

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"Boy, has this been one heck of a spiritual journey! Little did I know that the path leading to the Kingdom of God would take me into and through the bowels of hell, but I made it there and back. All I can say is thank God for God, His goodness, grace and mercy." -From the Introduction to "High Yellow" But A Black Woman Forever More! A Poetic Anthology of a Spiritual JourneyIt is said that to know one's self is the key to reaching new horizons and maximizing human potential-and it's true. But, truly knowing one's self without knowing one's spiritual identity is akin to a person who is physically blind driving a car. It's absolutely impossible.In "High Yellow" But A Black Woman Forever More! A Poetic Anthology of a Spiritual Journey, author Deborah M. Cofer highlights her efforts and sacrifices as she explores her inner self, others, and the world around her. Every poem is its own unique story of "bringing to the surface, hashing out, understanding, and making peace with" struggle in order to arrive at new heights in her evolution, both as a woman and as a member of the human race. Cofer's poetic accounts are both powerful and deeply profound.
Categories: Poetry

Why 70 Of Black Women Are Single

Why 70  Of Black Women Are Single

Statistics state that 80 percent of single Black women are Christians. And while most of these women pray to God for a man they receive no answer. Why? Most single Black women today do not serve the Living God.

Author: Shawn James

Publisher: Shawn James

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Category: Family & Relationships

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Statistics state that 70 Percent of Black women are single. And many believe that it’s because Black women can’t find a “good” Black man. However, what’s keeping Black women single isn’t a shortage of “good” Black men it’s the fact that most Black women have learned a life paradigm from her mother that prevents her from having a successful relationship with any man. In this eBook Shawn James explains all the historical, economic, political and social reasons leading to many Black women being single and how many of the approaches Black women have learned growing up from their mothers and grandmothers will keep them single and their daughters single in some cases for the rest of their lives.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Oh God

Oh God

As Dr. Newman shows, this journey has been denied to women for centuries because of church traditions and doctrines going back to the Old Testament and to the teac

Author: Susan D. Newman

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 9780345450777

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 195

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Helps African American women find a balance between spirituality and sexuality, and looks at how interpretations of religious texts have impacted religious instruction in matters relating to women, sex, and spirituality.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Three Dimensions of a Magnificent Black Woman

The Three Dimensions of a Magnificent Black Woman

The mind is the key to positive thinking. True beauty is defined by what's on the inside. Look for guidance from beyond yourself. Do not base your potential, self-esteem, or beauty on what others think of you.

Author: A. Marie Nealy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481766753

Category: Self-Help

Page: 62

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The mind is the key to positive thinking. True beauty is defined by what's on the inside. Look for guidance from beyond yourself. Do not base your potential, self-esteem, or beauty on what others think of you.
Categories: Self-Help

God Is a Black Woman

God Is a Black Woman

This is my first published collection of poetry and prose.

Author: # CASSONADED

Publisher:

ISBN: 1520582919

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Page: 129

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This is my first published collection of poetry and prose. My writings echoes with religion, spirituality, history, love, sexuality and self empowerment. There is no taboo. I am questioning and tasting everything through the power of words.This collection is bilingual, written in English and in French because I feel that I can communicate my feelings and my thoughts in both languages. My words are simple and kinda reflect the thoughts of my 18 year old self.
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Dramatizing Theologies

Dramatizing Theologies

In making God Black, and not just a generic woman, I had, as a corollary, to amend the reactions of the men. The reactions of the men would be more acute and vehement when confronted by a Black woman. As I will demonstrate shortly, ...

Author: Anthony G. Reddie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317491422

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Black theology has flourished within the academy. Its theories, however, have not always translated into practical use for Black people. 'Dramatizing Theologies' outlines the strong practical dimension of Black theology. Combining Black theology with dramatic, dialogical sketch material, the book produces an accessible approach to Black theological dialogue. The chasm between the academy, church and grassroots communities is overcome through the use of drama. 'Dramatizing Theologies' offers a unique methodology for Black theological conversation with the poor, marginalized and disenfranchised.
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Recovering the Black Female Body

Recovering the Black Female Body

In another scene , Black Woman explains that “ [ t ] huh lights dimmed in thats what saved you . Lightnin comed down zappin trees from thuh sky . You got uhway ” ( 89 ) . Under the Yoruba pantheon , while particular gods may be ...

Author: Michael Bennett

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813528399

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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A collection of essays exploring black female self-representations across all media includes such authors as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker,and Lucille Clifton.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Funny Thing Is

The Funny Thing Is

So, a couple of minutes later God walked in the room carrying a tray with a fondue pot and a bottle of Chablis. I would say she was about forty-seven, forty-eight years old, a beautiful, beautiful black woman, and we just immediately ...

Author: Ellen DeGeneres

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743253666

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 bestselling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this book. After years of painstaking, round-the-clock research, surviving on a mere twenty minutes of sleep a night, and collaborating with lexicographers, plumbers, and mathematicians, DeGeneres has crafted a book that is both easy to use and very funny. Along with her trademark ramblings, The Funny Thing Is...contains hundreds of succinct insights into her psyche, supplemented by easy-to-understand charts, graphs, and diagrams so that you'll never miss a joke. Overseeing all aspects of production, DeGeneres labored over details both significant and insignificant, including typefaces, page number placement, and which of the thousands of world languages to use. Ultimately she selected English, as it's her mother tongue, but translations into Hindi and Pig Latin are already in the works. DeGeneres takes an innovative approach to the organization of her book by utilizing a section in the beginning that includes the name of each chapter, along with a corresponding page number. She calls it the "Table of Contents," and she is confident that it will become the standard to which all books in the future will aspire. Some of the other innovative features you'll find in this edition: • More than 50,000 simple, short words arranged in sentences that form paragraphs. • Thousands of observations on everyday life -- from terrible fashion trends to how to handle seating arrangements for a Sunday brunch with Paula Abdul, Diane Sawyer, and Eminem. • All twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Sure to make you laugh, The Funny Thing Is...is an indispensable reference for anyone who knows how to read or wants to fool people into thinking they do.
Categories: Humor

Letters to Young Black Women

Letters to Young Black Women

He prayed about it and was led to do so. Regarding the purpose of this book, Whyte states: This book is more about prevention than it is about healing.

Author: Daniel Whyte, III

Publisher: Torch Legacy Publications

ISBN: 9780976348764

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Daniel Whyte III never intended to write a book to young black women. He believes, according to the Scriptures, that the older women should teach the younger women. However, after Letters to Young Black Men: Advice & Encouragement for a Difficult Journey became a bestselling book, readers requested that Whyte write a book for young black women as well. He prayed about it and was led to do so. Regarding the purpose of this book, Whyte states: This book is more about prevention than it is about healing. There are many other great men and women of God who are doing great work in the healing and restoration department for young black women. I believe that many of the problems that young black women are dealing with today can be prevented from happening in the first place. I also believe that in order for young women to be victorious in this life, they must operate from a position of strength and power. This book will empower them to win against their enemies: the devil, sorry men and even themselves. I hope that they will read it and never live a defeated life again. Daniel Whyte III writes a heartfelt book to his daughters and to other young black women, on the various issues of life that they face today. Whyte actually commenced the writing of this book from his hospital bed during a routine stay for chest pains. Symbolically, if Daniel Whyte III were on his deathbed, the words contained in this book are those that he would say to his six daughters. Written just for the young black woman in your life, whether you are a father, mother, grandparent or Sunday school teacher, Letters to Young Black Women is overflowing with loving, fatherly, "advice and encouragement for a difficult journey."
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Why I Am So Proud to Be a Black Man

Why I Am So Proud to Be a Black Man

Just remain our beautiful queens, which they were designed to be in the beginning by God. The black woman is not angry; she is just worn out. Why can't you see this? If only you would stop thinking of your damn selves and give some ...

Author: Mr. Michael

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475979282

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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In the beginning, when God created the black man, He gave all his wisdom to his first creations without boundaries and fears. Unfortunately, for far too long, black men have been portrayed negatively in our society and by the daily rhetoric that surrounds us. In their comprehensive study compiled with facts, stories, and historical experiences, husband and wife team Mr. Michael and Ms. C illustrate to all black men that they should no longer feel degraded, but instead be bursting with pride about their heritage. Beginning with essays on life in Africa and the movement of the black man to the United States, Mr. Michael and Ms. C transition into issues concerning the contemporary African American community, providing a glimpse into the truth they hope will help black men gain a clearer vision of their race, others, and our planet. By encouraging black men to face racial hatred and demand respect, Mr. Michael and Ms. C lay a foundation intended to help all black men find the purpose of their existence. Also included are biographies of famous black men who overcame obstacles and changed the world. "Why I Am So Proud to Be a Black Man" shares the knowledge that can open the eyes, minds, and hearts of the African American community, enabling all to embrace God's first, primal purpose.
Categories: Social Science

Prayers for Black Women

Prayers for Black Women

Prayers for Black Women: God Still Heals. This is Volume 2 of the Prayer series for Black Women. New Prayers! For healing spirit, soul, and body!Prayers for health and wholeness by Janie McGee. Edited by Ramon McGee. Holy Spirit inspired!

Author: Janie McGee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1984270729

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Page: 142

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Prayers for Black Women: God Still Heals. This is Volume 2 of the Prayer series for Black Women. New Prayers! For healing spirit, soul, and body!Prayers for health and wholeness by Janie McGee. Edited by Ramon McGee. Holy Spirit inspired!
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The Gathering A Womanist Church

The Gathering  A Womanist Church

in Los Angeles, confirmed a truth about Black women's embodiment that most Black women, even to this day, resist internalizing: “The most ... Here's what I mean: “Just as Jesus in-fleshed God, God is in the flesh of Black women as well.

Author: Irie Lynne Session

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725274624

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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A womanist church has great power to transform church and society, primarily because womanist theology centers the experiences of Black women while working for the survival and wholeness of all people and all creation. Experiences of the triple oppression of racism, sexism, and classism give Black women an epistemological insight into recognizing injustice and creating solutions that benefit all. The Gathering is unique, the only church founded and identified as “womanist,” applying womanist theology to the full life and worship of a church. The Gathering, a womanist faith community in Dallas, Texas, welcomes all people to partner in pursuing racial equity, LGBTQ equality, and dismantling PMS (patriarchy, misogyny, and sexism), following Jesus in liberating the oppressed and lifting up the marginalized. The Gathering, A Womanist Church tells the story of the birth and ongoing development of a womanist faith community. This book includes personal narratives of people transformed in this community, womanist co-pastors’ sermons informed by their experiences and those of other Black women, and litanies for womanist worship.
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Encyclopedia of African American Religions

Encyclopedia of African American Religions

I would argue that it is not, because it is in the context of Black women's experience where the particular connects up ... that God is now manifesting Himself, and has been for over 450 years, in the form of the Black American Woman as ...

Author: Larry G. Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135513382

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Preceded by three introductory essays and a chronology of major events in black religious history from 1618 to 1991, this A-Z encyclopedia includes three types of entries: * Biographical sketches of 773 African American religious leaders * 341 entries on African American denominations and religious organizations (including white churches with significant black memberships and educational institutions) * Topical articles on important aspects of African American religious life (e.g., African American Christians during the Colonial Era, Music in the African American Church)
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The Genesis of the Bible

The Genesis of the Bible

Black female will cling to the Bible for comfort and read it in the presence of the Black man as shows of her faith ... She ignores her role, as a woman to be a mate to the Black man and decides for herself, what God wants her to be and ...

Author: Shaka Saye Bambata Dolo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467024465

Category: Religion

Page: 820

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This book is about Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and how the Arabs and Europeans took these Afrikan Religious Belief Systems from ancient Egypt, North Afrika and used them during The Trans-Sahara Afrikan Slave Trade by the Arabs in the name of Allah, and followed by The Transatlantic Afrikan Slave Trade by the Europeans in the name of Jesus, to enslave the bodies, minds, and souls of the Afrikan Race. This book is about the “Jesus’ Deception” that has been passed on down through history by European historians, that is still being taught around the world today. This book takes a provocative intellectual, scholastic, historical, cultural, and sociological look at the Bible. This book identifies the names of the translators of the King James Bible of 1611 A. D., and when the chapters and verses in the Bible were created and who created them. The purpose of this book is to expose the historical, cultural, sociological, religious and theological lies of the Europeans and the Arabs. This book reveals the truth of the origination of The Bible, as “There Is No Religion Higher Than The Truth”. Join me in an intellectual odyssey through time. Here, I feel like a Lone Warrior standing before a mighty army. Come with me on this perilous pilgrimage as we travel through a parallel universe. I dedicate this book to my mother and father who gave me life. To the rest of my Native Afrikan family for supporting me and encouraging me on this publishing venture. To the Heavenly Father, without whom none of this would be possible. There are others I would also like to thank for being a part of helping me through this journey called Life, such as my professors at the Alabama State University where many a great scholars paths I have crossed. To my American family and friends in Mobile, Alabama who nurtured and taught me from childhood to adulthood. The many friends and colleagues I met in my travels all across America in my intellectual journey, and last but certainly not least, to my publisher for granting me the opportunity to speak to many all around the world in this forum. I am eternally indebted to you all-Thank you.
Categories: Religion

Collected Black Women s Poetry Volume 4

Collected Black Women s Poetry  Volume 4

These four volumes collect the works of eleven poets writing in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Author: Joan R. Sherman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195052560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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These four volumes collect the works of eleven poets writing in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Volume 1 presents two collections by Mary E. Tucker Lambert--Loew's Bridge, A Broadway Idyl, a poet's-eye view of lower Manhattan just after the Civil War, and Poems--and Infelicia, a dramatic work by the notorious Adah Isaacs Menken. Volumes 2, 3, and 4 contain works by nine other poets, all of which were published between 1895 and 1910, a particularly brutal era for blacks. But, surprisingly, only one of these women (Lizelia Moorer) protests the treatment of her race during this period of social upheaval and injustice. The remaining eight poets all conformed to the ethos of most black writers of the time, "whitewashing" their art while educating and uplifting their people. Their themes are traditional--love, nature, death, Christian idealism and morality, and family--and are for the most part couched in conventional forms and language. As interesting for the themes that they address as for those that they ignore, these selections offer a unique sampling of poetic voices that, until now, have gone largely unheard.
Categories: Literary Criticism

African American Religious Studies

African American Religious Studies

He was able to see Christ not only as Black male but also Black female . God , in revealing Himself and His attributes from time to time in His creaturely existence , has exercised His freedom to formalize His appearance in a variety of ...

Author: Gayraud S. Wilmore

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822309262

Category: Religion

Page: 468

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Gayraud S. Wilmore is Professor of Church History and Afro-American Religious Studies at The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He has published numerous articles and booksl including Black Witness to the Apostolic Faith, David Shannon, co-ed.; Black and Presbyterian: The Heritage and the Hope; and Last Things First. Professor Wilmore is the recpicient of the Bruce Klunder Award of the Presbyterian Interracial Councils (1969), the Sward of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Harlem (1971), and various honorary degrees.
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God s Yes Was Louder than My No

God   s Yes Was Louder than My No

McKenzie continues her quest for a crowning confirmation sign from God since it is not yet clear to her that she must ... It was at a " convocation in 1978 " when a " Baptist woman conducting a workshop on black women in the ministry ...

Author: William H. Myers

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725236134

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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Walk Together Children

Walk Together Children

Christ, for Black women it signifies that their tri-dimensional oppressive existence is not the end, ... God, in revealing Himself and His attributes from time to time in His creaturely existence, has exercised His freedom to formalize ...

Author: Dwight N. Hopkins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606089873

Category: Religion

Page: 444

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Walk Together Children: Black and Womanist Theologies, Church, and Theological Education draws on the long religious, cultural, and singing history of blacks in the U.S.A. Through the slavery and emancipation days until now, black song has both nurtured and enhanced African American life as a collective whole. Communality has always included a variety of existential experiences. What has kept this enduring people in a corporate process is their walking together through good times and bad, relying on what W. E. B. DuBois called their "dogged strength" to keep "from being torn asunder." Somehow and someway they intuited from historical memory or received from transcendental revelation that keeping on long enough on the road would yield ultimate fruit for the journey.
Categories: Religion