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Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Wisdom on the Science of Everything in Life 

Do you know who - and what - you are? Do you know who you're meant to be? Do you know how to find the answers to questions like these? Knowledge of Self is the result of a process of self-discovery, but few of us know where to begin when we're ready to start looking deeper. Although self-actualization is the highest of all human needs, it is said that only 5% of people ever attain this goal. In the culture of the Nation of Gods and Earths, commonly known as the Five Percent, students are instructed that they must first learn themselves, then their worlds, and then what they must do in order to transform their world for the better. This often intense process has produced thousands of revolutionary thinkers in otherwise desperate environments, where poverty and hopelessness dominate. Until now, few mainstream publications have captured the brilliant yet practical perspectives of these luminary men and women. Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Writings on the Science of Everything in Life presents the thoughts of Five Percenters, both young and old, male and female, from all over the globe, in their own words. Through essays, poems, and even how-to articles, this anthology presents readers with an accurate portrait of what the Five Percent study and teach, as well as sound direction on how to answer timeless questions like: Who am I, and why am I here? Why is there so much injustice in the world, and what can be done about it? Who is God and where on Earth is he? How do I improve myself without losing myself? Why are people of color in the situations they're in? What can we do about the global problems of racism and poverty?

                               

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The Finding of The Third Eye 

During her successful career as a portrait painter, the author began to investigate the Ancient Wisdom, and this revolutionized her life. She made it her task to simplify and summarize this knowledge in order to present it to others. She offers a guide to attainment through the path outlined by Ancient Wisdom which she summarizes in relation to man, comparing it with the discoveries of modern science. She surveys the philosophies of breathing, color, sounds, numbers, diet and exercsie. Finally she discusses the functions of the Third Eye, Astrology, Meditation, and thier ultimate aims.

Contents include: Things as They Are, What Modern Science Says, The Secret Knowledge, How We are Made, How We are Classified, Male and Female Birth, Sleep and Death, Secrets of Breathing, Secrets of Colour, Secrets of Sound, The Science of Numbers, Diet and Exercise, The 'Third Eye', First Steps to Mastery, Meditation, History of the Wisdom, The Present Awakening, Dangers in the Path, The Summing-up.

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X 

The Autobiography of Malcolm X defines American culture and the African American struggle for social and economic equality that has now become a battle for survival. Malcolm’s fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time.

The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.

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Palante, Young Lords Party 

In the midst of the civil rights struggle of the 1960s and 70s, young Puerto Ricans in Chicago and New York City organized into a group called the Young Lords Organization to achieve economic and social justice. "!Palante, Siempre Palante! The Young Lords" documents their activities, philosophy, and its legacy as an inspirational resource for students and activists today. The Young Lords Party shared many ideas and beliefs of the Black Panther Party. This book was produced to educate young people about Latino/a struggles of the past. In the midst of the African American struggle for civil and human rights, the protests against the Vietnam War, and the movement for women's equality, the Young Lords Party rose as a vehicle of Puerto Rican and Latino communities to fight for economic and social justice.