Professor of Sociology, African American Studies and Library and Information Science, Abdul Alkalimat, has recorded several lectures about theory in black studies. The five lectures are available at the eblack studies website. In his lectures, Alkalimat discusses ideology, methodology, history, tradition and debate. So far, I have seen only the tradition lecture in which he speaks about black tradition and retention, and the constant improvisational transformation of those traditions for survival. He also discusses how these theories can be of practical use to African-American communities today. It is a very interesting lecture that I recommend you watch. Other videos from Alkalimat are available here.