Influential Black Leaders - Mwalimu Baruti
Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti (aka Larry D. Crawford) is the co-founder and co-director of an independent Afrikan centered full-time and after-school home schooling and tutorial program. He is the author of four self- published books, Excuses, Excuses: The Politics of Interracial Coupling in European Culture, negroes and other essays, Chess Primer: An Introduction to the Game of Chess and The Sex Imperative. He is currently working on three books dealing with effeminacy gender confusion among Afrikan males, entitled Homosexuality and the Effeminization of the Afrikan Male (November 2003), Afrikan manhood, entitled Asafo: Afrikan Warriorhood (2004) and another collection of essays, entitled Deliver the Word (2005).
He served as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Morehouse College from 1991 to 2001. He received his graduate training at the University of Chicago and has also taught at Chicago State University. Recognized for
his dedication to students and community alike, he has served as the faculty advisor to numerous student organizations at Morehouse College, as well as other institutions in the Atlanta University Center. He has been keynote speaker, guest lecturer and moderator for numerous forums, programs and activities in places, including Holly Springs, MS, Atlanta, GA, Raliegh, NC and Chicago, IL. He has been a guest on WRFG, WAOK,
WVON, WCLK, www.LIBRadio.com radio and The Tom Pope Show, as well as AT&T Cable’s Insight with Nana Prempeh. He has taught chess for the last 12 years at a number of independent Black schools. He has
written numerous articles analyzing Afrikan culture and manhood, Black Economics, African centered definitions of manhood, European society and cultural history and other topics as they relate to the Afrikan
community globally. He has been published and/or featured in The Faith Tribune, Frontline, XXL and EM (Ebony Man) magazines, the Atlanta Daily World, The Atlanta Voice, the Journal of Social and Behavioral
Sciences and on the National Black United Front and African World Net websites. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with is wife, Yaa Mawusi, also co-founder and co-director of their homeschooling program and their daughter,