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Ebonics Is Good

(First Edition)
By Abdul Karim Bangura

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-901-1, 118 pages


Ebonics Is Good is a humble response to the clarion call by Mwalimu Carter G. Woodson, Mwalimu Frantz Fanon, and Mwalimu Malcolm X, among others, to address our African language question. As all of these great Africans and others have shown throughout history, it behooves us to counter the assumption of the ill-informed that Ebonics is bad by demonstrating that it is a GOOD language and worthy of respect.

Ebonics Is Good explores the following topics:

  • Linguistic Reality of African American English
  • Sociolinguistics of African American English
  • Politico-Sociolinguistic Reality of African American English
  • Social Construction of Ebonics: A Fasoldian Perspective
  • The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Initiative
  • Linguistic Connections between the African, Jamaican and Negro National Anthems

Abdul Karim Bangura holds Ph.D.s in political science, development economics, linguistics, computer science, and mathematics. Dr. Bangura is a professor of research methodology and political science at Howard University, and a researcher-in-residence at the Center for Global Peace in the School of International Service at American University. The author of 75 books and over 600 scholarly articles, Dr. Bangura won the prestigious 2012 Cecil B. Curry Book Award for African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers.

Other Cognella titles by Abdul Karim Bangura:
Keyboard Jihad: Attempts to Rectify Misperceptions and Misrepresentations of Islam
Perceptions of Peace in Washington, DC
The African National Anthem, "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika": A Pragmatic Linguistic Analysis
Islam and Political Economic Systems
Islamic Civilization, Amity, Equanimity and Tranquility: Analyzing and Inventing Peace Paradigms, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Strategies
Law, Politics, and African Americans in Washington, DC
Social-Economic Trends in Washington, DC
Gender and Ethnicity in Washington, DC
United States Congress Versus Apartheid
Fettered -tions and -isms
African-Centered Research Methodologies: From Ancient Times to the Present
Fractal Complexity in the Works of Major Black Thinkers: Volume One
Fractal Complexity in the Works of Major Black Thinkers
A Comprehensive Introduction to Research Methods (Volume 1): Quantitative Methods: Volume 1: Quantitative Methods
Fractal Complexity in the Works of Major Black Thinkers: Volume Three