Learn about HISTORY all year long...
BLACK HISTORY MUSEUMS are great places to learn
more about past events and actually see artifacts,
pictures, statues, etc. -- from HISTORY.
If you have never been to one... the VISIT will
be well worth your time...
There are some large major museums --
...* NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM -- (Memphis, TN)
...* BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM -- (Richmond, VA)
...* BLACKS IN WAX MUSEUM -- (Baltimore, MD)
...* WRIGHT MUSEUM of AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY (Detroit, MI)
...* BLACK HISTORY MOBILE MUSEUM
PLUS.... there are also some others at various
universities & libraries...and most large cities have a
"Black History Museum" where there are educational
exhibits, presentations, and other information.
*** Check out places where they are...near your city.
Check out the new one, which Pres. Obama helped to
'break ground for its start... ---
...* NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM (Washington, DC)
You can promote EDUCATION .... from the cradle to the grave !
Would you like to help others to learn more about HISTORY ....?.... or
perhaps other important issues... HOLISTIC HEALING, FINANCES,
SPIRITUALITY, ANCIENT CULTURES, CLIMATE CHANGE, etc.
Find the DVDs that teach these subjects and then you can set up your own
meetings or workshops in your home, youth center, church. or other
*** SET up a TV... (big enough for a group to easily watch the films)**
.... and Invite people to come and watch videos....offer refreshments.
OR... use computers -- have several students view films & complete workbooks.
Follow up with discussions... and if you want... sell books, DVDs, etc.
EXAMPLE = Videos about ancient AFRICA (and other topics) are
available via YOUTUBE.
**CONTACT US FOR DVDs and books that can be used.
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WE CAN INCORPORATE MORE CULTURAL
ISSUES INTO OUR CLASSES...
STUDIES SHOW THAT....When parents read to youth, help them in school and focus
on the importance of education --- students do well in school.
Click here to find speeches by history makers such as
Dr. Martin Luther King --- that you can listen to ...
LACK OF FUNDS FOR GOOD
EDUCATION HURTS EVERYONE !
Why do we need to...
"OCCUPY EDUCATION" ?
Minority students will likely outnumber white students in the next decade or two, but the failure of the national teacher demographic to keep up with that trend is hurting minority students who tend to benefit from teachers with similar backgrounds.
Minority students make up more than 40 percent of the national public school population, while only 17 percent of the country's teachers are minorities, according to a report released this week by the Center for American Progress.
Using data from the 2008 Schools and Staffing Survey, the most recent data available, researchers found that more than 20 states have gaps of 25 percentage points or more between the diversity of their teachers and students.
California yielded the largest discrepancy of 43 percentage points, with 72 percent minority students compared with 29 percent minority teachers. Nevada and Illinois had the second and third largest gaps, of 41 and 35 percentage points, respectively.
In a second report, the CAP notes that in more than 40 percent of the nation's public schools, there are no minority teachers at all. The dearth of diversity in the teaching force could show that fewer minorities are interested in teaching or that there are fewer minorities qualified to teach.
Review some of these informative videos --
THE LITTLE ROCK NINE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDn_IV5t5-k
BLACK STUDENTS FAILING: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYFSgYQiaCs
BLACK MALE DROP-OUTS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcZRvjSshAg
FAILING U.S. SCHOOLS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr-IbhT4CUg
THE DROP-OUT EPIDEMIC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBqz6FrZP2A
MALCOLM X SPEAKS....
"On Education" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_KOQKObkm0
"On Blacks in Prison" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyNf4xia4Bo
AND SCHOOLS ...
MARRY McCLEOD BETHUNE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw9avY-ogNk
BLACK WOMEN EDUCATORS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbjcjwIQ_Iw
SCHOOL IN AFRICA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE_AnNHcKo0
INSPIRING KIDS TO READ: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYrkgFpzUjY
URBAN LEAGUE FIGHTS TO IMPROVE SCHOOLS --
EDUTAINMENT--- Read & Achieve: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yhjQRxDq9o
LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH OUR SCHOOLS.
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There are so many things that can be done to solve our problems…of unemployment, poverty, pollution, climate change, etc. ….but for some reason our State and Fed. Gov’t. have been holding back.
CLIMATE CHANGE is a very serious threat to everyone. Some big solutions can be done with the stroke of a pen…via the PURCHASES of our Fed. Govt.
** Million$ are spent for the fuel in the jets, helicopters, tanks, jeeps, and other vehicles. HOW ABOUT GOING TO THE GREEN ENERGY and getting off fossil fuels. Pres. Obama already discussed using ALGAE FUELS…and there are other ‘green fuels’…some made from SUGAR CANE. Also, electric vehicles and hybrids can be used…instead of buying more gas-guzzlers.
Install SOLAR PANELS on the Gov’t buildings and the White House…to lower the energy bills. Our Gov’t can begin to reduce the toxic emissions and GO GREEN by spending most of the funds for their vehicles, fuels, supplies, equipment, etc. on that which is non-polluting… or made from recycled materials.
RECYCLING OF TRASH (plastics, bottles, etc.) is another thing that our Gov’t can do …without much effort or red-tape.
ALL OF THESE EFFORTS will create more jobs…boost spending with small businesses…and help clean up the toxic waste and pollution that is wrecking our health and our planet.
FOR USE IN SEMINARS, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS....
Achievement is rooted in good self-esteem...
--From... the Founder of Black History Month --
"When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his "proper place" and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His questionable education makes it necessary."
~ Quote from Dr. Carter Woodson
Although published more than six decades ago, the impact of these poignant words by Dr. Carter G. Woodson in his book: The Miseducation of the Negro -- published in 1933--has continued to resonate throughout the minds and hearts of Black people around the globe.
* Known for writing numerous books about the contributions of black Americans into the national spotlight, received a Ph.D at
* Founded the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History in 1915, founded the Journal of Negro History in 1916
According to Dr. Woodson, because the mind has been subjected to control, the ideal of inferiority has become a permanent resident, accepting of discrimination to the point where it seems natural.
We have the choice to find our "proper place and stay in a state of uncivilized activities," or to perpetuate the visions of our forefathers and achieve the credibility and fair place which each race deserves.
LEARN MORE AND LISTEN TO MUSIC
BY THE GREAT John Coltrane:
Education is the key to the future. The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. Learn as much as you can learn...read everything you can..."
~ Quote from Malcolm X (black activist leader)
Malcolm X (1925 – 1965) was born as Malcolm Little in
Malcolm went on to become a major figure in the fight against racism in the
He never stopped wanting to learn. Just before his death in 1965, he maintained that one of the things he most regretted in his life was his lack of an academic education. He stated that he would be quite willing to go back to school and continue where he had left off and go on to take a degree.
“I would just like to study. I mean ranging study, because I have a wide-open mind. I’m interested in almost any subject you can mention”.
He ran a regular class for young people where he told them---
“We have got to get over the brainwashing we had … get out of your mind what the (white) man put in it … Read everything."
"Invest in the human soul. Who knows,
it may be a diamond in the rough. "
~ Quote by Mary McLeod Bethune --1875 - 1955