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Archive for January 2012

Join us at the Umkhonto we Sizwe blog talk radio show

January 31, 2012

Join us at Our Umkhonto we Sizwe blog talk radio show this weekend


Black Schools: A Matter of Life and Death

January 30, 2012

I am sure that the title speaks for itself. Remember that this is not just words, this is TRUTH spoken. We cannot allow our children to be poissoned and assume that they will be healthy after that experience. Impossible.

Abusua yE dom empowerment plan

January 30, 2012

Abusua yE dom (Family is army) empowerment plan 1) Help to raise an Afrikan child in the diaspora. Get involved with a local black community center or organization as a volunteer for youth activities. You can also approach and/or ask single mothers or fathers in your family or neighbourhood if you can become a mentor […]

Baba John Henrik Clarke on the Purpose of Afrikan education

January 30, 2012

“Education for a new reality in the Afrikan world must be an education that enables the Afrikan to handle all of the wealth producing resources of Afrika, an education that enables the Afrikan to manage and market these resources and an education that enables him or her to prepare the generations still to come to […]

Jegna Amos Wilson on Education for Afrikan people

January 30, 2012

“When educated through the auspices of their exploiters, Afrikan americans and Afrikans in general are educated into ignorance, are made the recipients of an alienated education which means that it can be utilized only to further alien interests. Thus, the formal and informal education of Afrikan american youth is an education in alienation, self-abnegation, incompetence, […]

Lineage by Margaret Walker

January 29, 2012

My grandmothers were strong. They followed plows and bent to toil. They moved through fields sowing seed. They touched earth and grain grew. They were full of sturdiness and singing. My grandmothers were strong. My grandmothers are full of memories Smelling of soap and onions and wet clay With veins rolling roughly over quick hands […]

Bocas: A Daughter’s Geography by Ntozake Shange

January 28, 2012

i have a daughter/ mozambique i have a son/ angola our twins salvador & johannesburg/ cannot speak the same language but we fight the same old men/ in the new world we are so hungry for the morning we’re trying to feed our children the sun but a long time ago/ we boarded ships/ locked […]


January 28, 2012

My son absolutely loves this book and it is also one of my favorites too. It is an inspiring story about a young boy in Malawi named Kondi who uses his imagination, will and self determination to make his own galimoto (toy car made of wire).

The Developmental Psychology of the Black Child

January 28, 2012

Another excellent book written by Jegna Amos Wilson. This is a great resource for All parents who are serious about Afrikan centered child rearing and education.

The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey on Education

January 28, 2012

Education is the medium by which a people are prepared for the creation of their own particular civilization, and the advancement and glory of their own race! You can be educated in soul, vision and feeling, as well as in mind. To see your enemy and know him is a part of the complete education […]