—. Writer, educator, publisher. Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his career to addressing the ills afflicting black culture in the United States, working. Jawanza Kunjufu author information including a biography, photograph, list of published books, video, interviews, articles, book reviews and more. Jawanza Kunjufu is the author of over 25 books including national bestsellers, Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, State of Emergency: We Must .

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In conjunction with his writings, Kunjufu’s African American Images organizes workshops for schools, community groups, and parents concerned with issues of education and economic independence. Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his career to addressing the ills afflicting black culture in the United States, working primarily as an educational consultant and author but more recently expanding into video and film production. In Kunjufu’s view, the “conspiracy” against black males is fundamentally rooted in the need of a white minority to control the world’s far greater population of people of color; but in addition to overt racism, Kunjufu includes in his indictment all teachers, parents, and especially adult black males who fail to provide the support and discipline needed to keep black boys off the streets and in the classroom.

Kunjufu taught in an Africentric school. Please try your request again later. Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can’t read it easily.

How can parents negotiate with schools to prevent having their children placed in special education programs? So I am proud to say that we have chosen one of your writings to be used in our next series. Books An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne’s Poverty Theory This challenge to influential educator Ruby Payne’s theories about the impact of class differences and economics on teaching and learning puts forward other factors as better predictors of student performance.


The birth of Kunjufu’s two sons, Shikamana and Walker, further focused his energies on the contradictions inherent in black education and especially in the education of young black males. African American Images, founder and president, —; publisher and producer of educational workshops and film.

Kunjufu told Frank James of the Chicago Tribune”I wanted a movie that could take a black boy through positive and negative peer pressure and see if he could survive…and be a responsible young man. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. A Celebration in Blackness Sep 01, This conclusion supports Kunjufu’s belief in the utmost importance of parental interest and support for schoolwork, along with the stimulation and challenge of a talented teacher.

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Educating Black Girls Making use of the latest trends and statistics, Educating Black Girls is a guidebook that looks at the academic performances of African American girls from kindergarten through high school. Jawanza Kunjufu is happily married to his best friend and business partner, has two adult sons and a wonderful grandson. Kunjufu attended Illinois State University at Normal and received a bachelor of science degree in kunjufi in I first haerd of you from another dear brother, Dr.

Help us improve our Author Iawanza by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. His speaking career literally began when he joined the debate team, where he won numerous awards.

Inspired by the success of independent black filmmakers such as Spike Lee and Robert Townsend, Kunjufu set out to make a film about black urban culture that would address the problems facing young black males without indulging in scenes of violence, sex, and drug abuse.

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The picture looked grim, with a rising number of black kunjhfu in prison and alarming numbers of black boys relegated to special education classes in schools. Kool Achiever Award, R. The author casts doubt on the usefulness of jobs jawanzs in and of themselves; in a culture saturated with images of luxury and the power of money, minimum-wage jobs can hold little attraction for today’s young black men and women.


I have no degree,but am currently in the process of graduating the school of Hard knocks. We Must Save African American Males, Kunjufu offers statistics to show the magnitude of the social problem, but more importantly he lays out detailed advice for how to improve the situation he calls a “state of emergency.

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Illinois State University, B. My father was also a PhD. Only 7 left in stock more on the way. His success as a businessman and a father lends considerable weight to Kunjufu’s ideas, which have been enthusiastically received by much of the black community.

C hristopher J ohn Koch Biography – C. In the late s, Kunjufu entered a new sphere of activity as the executive producer of a full-length motion picture, Up Against the Wall. Would appreciate any helpful response regarding this endeavor.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Vincent and the Grenadines, that’s in the Caribbean, i will be please to ever meet you sir: In this, as in all of his books and workshops, Kunjufu finds in the family the only effective defense against what he views as an inherently racist society; he particularly stresses the critical role of black men as role models and providers of discipline. In State of Emergency: I kunjufk introduced to your body of work by my late mother Dr.

He earned his doctorate from Union Graduate School in Jawanza Kunjufu’s Topics Books.