The list author says: "No, philosophy isn't ALL done by "dead white men"---and I'm not talking just about the Medieval Islamic philosophers like Abu’l Walid ibn Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Abu Ali al-Husain Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ibn Ishaq al-Kindi, Zakariya al-Razi, Ibn al-Rawandi, Abu Nasr al-Farabi, Ibn Tufayl, and Abdul-Rahman Ibn Khaldun. No, I mean LIVING (mostly) men and women who are writing significant books of philosophical wisdom, that are much more pertinent and interesting to read than, say, Hegel's "Phenomenology of Mind." Here are more than two dozen suggestions to get you started...
Professional societies include The Society for the Study of Africana Philosophy (www.africanaphilosophy.net/home.html) and the Alain Leroy Locke Society (www.alainlocke.com).
Professional journals include "Philosophia Africana" (http://condor.depaul.edu/%7eafricana/index.html) and the American Philosophical Association’s "Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience" (www.apa.udel.edu/apa/).
"An excellent overview; Yancy conducts extensive interviews with 17 BPs, including a number of women (Angela Davis, Anita Allen, Michele Moody-Adams, Joy James, Naomi Zack, Adrian M.S. Piper, and Joyce Mitchell Cook). Yancy is Professor of Philosophy at McAnulty College & Graduate School."
"Cornel West (having returned to Princeton University) is of course a renowned "public intellectual," but before he wrote popular books such as "Race Matters" and "Democracy Matters," he wrote weighty tomes of philosophy such as this one. Also look for his Ph.D. thesis, "Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought.""
"Professor West is one of the few modern BPs that has SECONDARY LITERATURE about his work! Also look for "Cornel West: A Critical Reader" by George Yancy; "Cornel West: The Politics of Redemption" by Rosemary Cowan; and "Cornel West and the Politics of Prophetic Pragmatism" by Mark David Wood."
"Alain Locke wasn't JUST the editor of the anthology, "The New Negro"; he was also a Harvard Ph.D. in Philosophy who studied under Josiah Royce, George Santayana, and William James, as well as being an influential advocate of the Bahá’í religion."
"Essays and readings about race, including the racism of some famous philosophers. (Yes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and others DID write some disgustingly racist things.) Also see Andrew Valls (Ed.)"Race and Racism in Modern Philosophy," Robert Bernasconi (Ed.)"Race and Racism in Continental Philosophy," and Robert Bernasconi & Tommy L. Lott (Eds.) "The Idea of Race.""