Oba T’Shaka was a Full Professor at San Francisco State University, where he taught between 1972 and 2010, and where he served as Chairperson of the Black Studies Department between 1984-1996. He holds a Ph.D., in Philosophy from the Western Institute of Social Research in Berkeley. As Chairperson of Black Studies, T’Shaka provided academic leadership to the department, which led to the development of an African-Centered discipline that includes the natural sciences, (physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics) into the core discipline of Black Studies. He also led the move to define African Philosophy as the foundation of the Black Studies discipline. Dr. T’Shaka has mastery of seven disciplines; African Philosophy, African American Culture, Strategy, Black Political Movements, African and African American Leadership traditions and systems, African and African American Family Paradigms, and African and African American systems of Instruction (Pedagogy or Seba).
Between 1990-1992, T’Shaka, as a scholar-activist, successfully aided his colleagues in thwarting an effort by the right-wing Hoover Institute to destroy the Black Studies Department.
Dr. Oba T’Shaka is the author of five books, each of which is considered a Masterwork. His first book grew out of his organizing in the Civil Rights Movement, entitled The Political Legacy of Malcolm X. Oba T’Shaka heard Malcolm X’s wife speak in 1966 in San Francisco’s Hunters Point, where she said that the FBI had pressured Alex Haley to delete key chapters from The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Art of Leadership, Volume one and two listed below are 898 pages, and are the only books in the modern world to day on African and American Leadership traditions and systems. These two volumes are used in Black Studies Departments, seminary programs, churches and community organizations around the world. T’Shaka’s fourth book, Return To The African Mother Principle of Male and Female Equality, is considered by scholars to be a classic because it is the only book to accurately define the paradigm for African and African American families. This is a paradigm that will provide balance for Black and non –Black male-female relationships. Dr. T’Shaka’s fifth book The Integration Trap: The Generation Gap, Caused by a Choice Between Two Cultures, explains what has gone wrong in Black families, communities and nations since 1968. T’Shaka shows that since 1968 powerful hostile forces have hit Black communities and African nations causing them to “choose between two cultures, one African American and one European American. This book examines African and African American culture in-depth to rescue African communities and African nations globally.
Since 1960, Dr. T’Shaka has combined a very rare blend of master organizer having never lost a battle, and a master scholar whose ideas have been field-tested to the level that they answer key questions today such as why were 75% of Black households two parent families from 1865-1968, while only 34% are two parent families today. Dr. T’Shaka’s book The Integration Trap The Generation Gap, Caused by A Choice between Two Cultures provides answers for how stable two parent families can be rebuilt today.
<strong>A book will be forth coming this year entitled:</strong> Mastering Your Inner Light (Seba) of Wisdom. This is a break through study of the highest educational system in the world created in ancient Kemet (Egypt), and throughout the rest of Africa in he form of Secret Societies. This educational system was carried by enslaved Africans into the United States and the western hemisphere It is the main reason why Blacks in the United States coming out of slavery could produce the greatest scientist in the 20th century, George Washington Carver, invent blood plasma, open heart surgery and numerous inventions as well as construct the most advanced university, banking, insurance, business and church structure in the African world. Masters such as Ella Baker, John Coltrane, Malcolm X, Theophile Obenga, John Henrik Clarke, Magic Johnson and Karim Addul Jubar were created by this mighty system that still operates today.