Black Power, Intersectionality, and Black Religion: A Historical Overview

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Black Power

Black Power is a political slogan and a name for various associated ideologies aimed at achieving self-determination for people of African descent. It is used primarily, but not exclusively, by African Americans in the United States. The Black Power movement was prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s


a way of understanding and analysing the complexity in the world, in people, and in human experiences.


Supporter of Marcus Garvey and a 20th century racial and political doctrine advocating black separation and the formation of self-governing black nations in Africa.


We live, move, and have our being on a finite plane, but God lives, moves, and has His being in infinity. Our finite understanding cannot contain an infinite subject; thus, God is incomprehensible.


The manifestations of bodily wounds, scars and pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ, such as the hands, wrists, and feet.


Seeks to advance and understand the equality of men and women morally, socially, spiritually, and in leadership from a Christian perspective.

Elijah Muhammed

black religious leader, who led the Nation of Islam (NOI) from 1934 until his death in 1975. He was a mentor to Malcolm X.


Quest for Black ontology and physiology to allow true affirmation, which is redemption, of Black humanity as Black before God and the world. This soteriology exists through Black theology and the notion of the Black church by encouraging a Black soteriological syllogism.


Some African-American Christian religious figures, or leaders of "historically black churches", use the title "Bishop", to mean leaders of a congregation, but not overseers of other congregations.


racism is the process by which some selects and sorts one type of ethnicity or group of people and attributes certain stereotypes to them because of their appearance as supposed to their actions.

Black American

set of socio-political and historical circumstances, a common condition of circumscription, reaction, and contingency, all predicated upon the colour of their skin.

Black Religion

not a synonym for “African American Religion”,a super category into which all expressions of god-consciousness among black Americans can be fit.


posited a coherent theological system and demonstrated the power of global black community if oneness could be achieved via self-respect, self-resilience, and faith in one another and ones god.

Great Migration

In 1890, 90% of African Americans lived in the south, between 1890-1930 2.5 million African Americans left the south and moved to urban areas in search of work however they were still met by racial discrimination.

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