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Black Intelligence pt. 8: Going ‘From Niggas to Gods’ (The Book that Changed EVERYTHING for Me…)

20 August 2010 2 Comments


I’m about to introduce you to an extremely powerful, rare book that literally changed my entire life.

Now I talk about books all the time: I love reading and I like “recommending scrolls” to people so they don’t have sort through all the garbage like I did to find quality, helpful information.

black couple studying

But this is more then just a recommendation – it’s a honorable tribute to a man who’s work…

- altered my perspective on what reality IS,
- made me realize what was possible for me,
- helped freed me from the destructive mental patterns that I was literally surrounded by at the time,
- created a metamorphosis in my mind that led me to become the person you see today,

…and so much more.

from niggas to gods by akil...one of the greatest books I've ever read.The book is called From Niggas to Gods, and the title really says it all. If I had to attribute my growth and evolution to just one book (or if I had to recommend just one book to someone young), this would be it WITHOUT QUESTION.

Here’s a segment to give you an idea:

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A lot of people – particularly the so-called “scholastic” type – actually knock this book…usually because it doesn’t speak with proper English or pointless academic terms (the author Akil uses Ebonics and writes in a way makes it feel like he’s right there with you.)

But I think its strong point – that it’s written like that to talk to who it’s supposed to talk to: the average young Black man in a not so favorable situation…Akil’s writing style MAKES A CONNECT, so by speaking the way he does he encourages people to read who normally would not.

getting young black men to read

There are so many jewels and life-changing paradigm shifts in this one book (and it’s so easy to understand) that I had no choice but to put it up here.

So if you haven’t already, READ THIS BOOK & SHARE IT WITH SOMEBODY WHO NEEDS IT…you’ll be glad you did.

But have you checked it out already??? Leave a comment below to let me know your thoughts…


Please do not condemn us without proper understanding…that’s what our enemies want you to do. They want you to disrespect us so that we can disrespect you back…” ~ Akil


  • Robert said:

    I haven’t read it yet, but on this rec. I’m coping it now. I’ve nearly copped all your rec. scrolls because they’re outside of the usual recs. that I get

  • Bryan Ogilvie (author) said:

    No doubt Rob…. it’s always good to know that, cause I do my best to introduce unique concepts and new ways of looking at things.

    Also, if you do get anything I recommend, please use the links you find here on the blog.

    I recently signed up for an Amazon Affiliates account, so they give me a small commission for an sales I help them make. It helps.

    Take it easy fam…


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