How to Use the Internet to Learn, Master and Teach Black /Africana Studies Part 1

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UNIA-ACL Division 421, Atlanta, GA

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How to Use the Internet to Learn, Master and Teach Black /Africana Studies Part 1

  1. 1. Open the event brochure 2
  2. 2. HOW TO USE THE INTERNET TO LEARN, MASTER AND TEACH BLACK /AFRICANA STUDIES Part I RBG Communiversity Courses of Study Collections 2012, Summer SemesterFrom the Objects and Aims of the UNIA-ACL (Constitution of the Universal Negro ImprovementAssociation, 1918)Section 3. The objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and AfricanCommunities’ League shall be: … “to establish Universities, Colleges, Academies and Schools forthe racial education and culture of the people; to conduct a world-wide Commercial andIndustrial Intercourse for the good of the people; to work for better conditions in all Negro 3communities….”
  3. 3. HOW TO USE THE INTERNET TO LEARN, MASTER AND TEACH BLACK / AFRICANA STUDIES Part I Presented by: RBG Street Scholar (Marc Imhotep Cray, M.D.) Education Committee Coordinator, UNIA-ACL Division 421, Atlanta, GA
  4. 4. HOW TO USE THE INTERNET TO LEARN, MASTER AND TEACH BLACK / AFRICANA STUDIES Part IPRESENTATION LEARNING OBJECTIVES / THE PURPOSE OF THIS PRESENTATIONTO PROVIDE LEARNERS / TEACHERS WITH AN INTERACTIVE SURVEY AND OUTLINE OF SOME ESSENTIALLEARNING TOOLS OF AFRIKAN-CENTERED EDUCATION, CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, SOCIALIZATION ANDNATION BUILDING.TO PROVIDE LEARNERS/TEACHERS WITH AN OVERVIEW OF THE RBG COMMUNIVERSITY LIBERATIONEDUCATION AND NATIONHOOD CURRICULAR DOMAINS, FIELDS AND AIMS.TO PROVIDE LEARNERS/TEACHERS WITH A CAPSULE OF THE DEFINITION AND ESSENTIALS OF SECURINGBLACK POWER IN THOUGHT AND PRACTICE IN 21ST CENTURY AMRRICA, IE., AN APPROACH TO NEWAFRIKAN POLITICAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS A NATION-WITHIN –A-NATION, USING THE WORLD WIDEWEB AS AN ORGANIZING, INFORMATION DISSIMINATION AND PROGRAM DEPLOYMENT ORGAN.TO DEMONSTRATE THE RELATION BETWEEN MARCUS GARVEY’S/THE UNIA-ACL’s HISTORIC TEACHINGS ANDPOLITICAL ECONOMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR AFRIKAN PEOPLE, AS THEY RELATE TO DR. CHANCELLORWILLIAM’S MASTER PLAN AND DR. AMOS WILSON’S BLUEPRINT FOR BLACK POWER. 5
  5. 5. RBG Communiversity RBG Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey Studies Collection 6
  6. 6. A Standard TextbookRBG Communiversity Dr. Maulana Karengas Introduction To Black Studies 7
  7. 7. RBG Communiversity Introduction To Black Studies Dr. Maulana Karenga The considered by most teachers the best intro. text available on the subject Starts with a discussion of the development of the field including:  Afrocentricity,  Black Womens Studies and  Multiculturalism" 8
  8. 8. RBG Communiversity Introduction To Black Studies Dr. Maulana Karenga STRUCTURE The text offers an effective organization which outlines and engages the triple mission of Black / Africana Studies:  cultural grounding  academic excellence  social responsibility 9
  9. 9. RBG Communiversity Introduction To Black Studies Dr. Maulana Karenga Cultural Grounding Part I explains the history, scope and defining concepts and issues of Black Studies 10
  10. 10. RBG Communiversity Introduction To Black Studies Dr. Maulana Karenga Academic Excellence Part II brings into focus and critical discussion current data in fundamental subject areas or fields of Black Studies 1. history, 2. religion, 3. sociology, 4. politics, 5. economics, 6. creative production and 7. psychology 11
  11. 11. RBG Communiversity Introduction To Black Studies Dr. Maulana Karenga Social Responsibility Part III explores current critical social issues in Africana Studies as a way to address the disciplinary stress on social responsibility and engagement and to cultivate and enhance critical and ethical thinking about self, society and the world. 12
  12. 12. RBG Communiversity Introduction To Black Studies Dr. Maulana Karenga NEW FEATURES In addition to new data and analyses, this fourth edition also offers new features designed to further facilitate and enhance student comprehension and learning including: Chapter outlines Key terms New review questions Critical thinking questions A comprehensive glossary In-text boxes New section, critical contemporary issues Exam packet upon request 13
  13. 13. Self Study Outline for Student-RBG Communiversity Teachers: Classic Books 1. AFRICAN HISTORY RBG Black and Africana Studies e-Books Collection 2. AFRICAN AMERICAN This collection is a collaboration between RBG Street HISTORY Scholar and AsarTehutiImhotep for RBG Communiversity and Knights of Imhotep Digital Library. It includes a 3. AFRICANS of the DIASPORA compilation of classic textbooks by RBG Professors that The Americas serve as the definitive fact check, research, learning and teaching tools for our voluminous repository of multimedia Asia, Australia, Europe, etc. tutorials, PowerPoint presentations and interactive documents / lessons and other academic publications. 4. SPECIALTY AREAS Africa Mother of Western Civil. Dr Yosef Ben Jochannan Ancient Egypt (KEMET) Yosef Ben-Jochannan - Black Man of the Nile and His Family History Egypt Revisited-Ivan Van Sertima World s Great Men of Color Volume I J A Rogers Philosophy & Spirituality Blacks in Science Ancient and Modern Ivan Van Sertima See all 60 e-Books 14
  14. 14. RBG Communiversity Self Study Outline for Student- Teachers: Classic Books AFRICAN HISTORY The first phase should be devoted to reading about the history of Africa. It should begin with the evolution of mankind and civilization, and extend through the colonial period. DeGraft Johnson African Glory The World and Africa W. E. B. DuBois The Negro John G. Jackson Introduction to African Civilization Chancellor Williams The Destruction of Black Civilization 15
  15. 15. RBG Communiversity Self Study Outline for Student- Teachers: Classic Books AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY The second phase consists of African American history. Preferable this phase should begin with West Africa and extend through the civil rights movement of the sixties. Lerone Bennett, Jr. Before the Mayflower John Hope Franklin From Slavery to Freedom Vincent Harding There is a River J. A. Rogers Africas Gift to America 16
  16. 16. RBG Communiversity Self Study Outline for Student- Teachers: Classic Books AFRICANS of the DIASPORA The Americas This area should cover the African descendants of the Caribbean, Latin and South America. Jacob Carruthers The Irrated Genie C. L. R. James The Black Jacobins Ivan Van Sertima They Came Before Columbus 17
  17. 17. RBG Communiversity Self Study Outline for Student- Teachers: Classic Books Asia, Australia, Europe, etc. This area should cover the Blacks throughout the world outside of Africa and The Americas. Although there several books in this area, the works of J. A. Rogers are among the most read and they provide a fairly good expose to the subject. Nature Knows No Colorline From Superman to Man J. A. Rogers Sex and Race Volumes I, II, & III The Worlds Great Men of Color Volumes I & II Ivan Van Sertima The Golden Age of the Moors 18
  18. 18. RBG Communiversity SPECIALTY AREAS (1) Ancient Egypt History Nature Knows No Colorline From Superman to Man J. A. Rogers Sex and Race Volumes I, II, & III The Worlds Great Men of Color Volumes I & II Ivan Van Sertima The Golden Age of the Moors Yosef Ben Jochannan Black Man of the Nile Martin Bernal Black Athena Volume I & II Cheik Anta Diop African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality George G. M. James Stolen Legacy 19
  19. 19. RBG Communiversity SPECIALTY AREAS (2) Ancient Egypt Philosophy & Spirituality The Book of the Dead E. A Wallis Budge Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection Volume I & II Ra Un Nefer Amen Metu Neter Volume I & II Jacob H. Carruthers Mdw Ntr Isha Schwaller De Lubicz Her-Bak Volume I & II 20
  20. 20. RBG Communiversity Self Study Outline for Student- Teachers: Classic Books The above outline should give one a fairly good overview and understanding of Black history. From this vantage point one is able to read particular areas of interest. There are also material referred in the text and indexes of the material suggested that could provide direction for further study. 21
  21. 21. RBG Communiversity SPECIALTY AREAS Ancient Egypt  There is a wealth of material in this area. For beginners the material listed below is suggested.  There may be other references, depending on interest, that one may find in the material.  The reader is encouraged to follow their interest at this point. 22
  22. 22. I. Cultural Ideological A. Culture and IdeologyRBG Communiversity B. Creativity II. Spiritual Psycho-Affective A. Self-Knowledge B. Ethics and Morality III. Socio-Political and Economic A. Political Economy B. Cognition and Inquiry C. Technology D. Mathematics E. Sciences F. Computer Sciences IV. Technology A. Mathematics B. Science C. Computer Science Link to Full Online Guide D. Functional Skills RBG Blakademics Curricular Domains ,Fields V. Nation building (Practical Applications) and Aims Outline with Links to Content A. Career Development Apprenticeships B. Research Theory and Practicum’s C.Community Development Projects D: Organizational Experience 23
  23. 23. RBG Communiversity RBG Blakademics Curricular Domains ,Fields and Aims Outline “Akoto’s Afrikan Centered Thematic Inventory provides the major themes of Nationalist / Pan-Afrikanist centered theories of liberation…and the philosophical foundation of Afrikan centered curriculum ” Blueprint for Black Power, pg. 130, 2000 AWI 24
  24. 24. RBG Communiversity Akoto’s Curricular Domains Main 5 Domains: I. Cultural Ideological II. Spiritual Psycho-Affective III. Socio-Political and Economic IV. Technology V. Nation building (Practical Applications) Each curricular domain includes several specific subjects fields and aims that are integrated to reduce the compartmentalization that is typical of European subject centered curriculums." 25
  25. 25. I. Spirituality and theRBG Communiversity Psycho-Affective Domain SPIRITUAL AWARENESS Aim: To transmit the knowledge of Afrikan spiritual tradition, and develop an appreciation for tradition and the ability to apply the major principles to self, family and community MORAL CONSCIOUSNESS Aim: To foster an understanding and willingness to be guided by those principles that characterize the righteous and just person FAMILY AS BASIC SPIRITUAL AND MORAL UNIT Aim: To develop ail understanding and appreciation for the dynamics affecting the Afrikan family; to recognize its centrality to . the Afrikan nationality, and work to revitalize it SELF-KNOWLEDGE PRACTICE Aim: To facilitate the achievement of total knowledge of self as a unique extension of the collective, defined by the collective and committed to it ANCESTRAL VENERATION Aim: To facilitate the acquisition and valuing of the wisdom of the ancestors; and to foster a commitment to restore their works and make those works even better than before 26
  26. 26. RBG Communiversity II. Cultural and Ideological Domain THE PRIMACY OF AFRIKAN CIVILIZATION AND THE AFRIKAN ORIGIN OF THE HUMAN SPECIES Aim: To develop and inform a complete and more comprehensive historical consciousness, from antiquity to the contemporary, that will be the basis for Afrikan unity and development AFRIKAN HERITAGE AND CULTURAL UNITY Aim: To develop an appreciation of the need to foster cultural, and political unity among all Afrikan people, and to commit oneself to that task AFRIKAN CENTERED HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (Afrikan Perspective on all Knowledge and Intellectual Endeavor) Aim: To develop a commitment to reconstruct Afrikan culture through the reclamation of Afrikan history and the critical/creative analysis of all knowledge and experience from an Afrikan centered perspective 27
  27. 27. RBG Communiversity II. Cultural and Ideological Domain (cont.) IDEOLOGICAL CLARITY (CONSCIOUSNESS), COMMITMENT AND CONDUCT Aim: To foster an identification with and a desire to participate in the ongoing dialogue aimed at creating a coherent and dynamic Afrikan/nationalist ideology for the liberation and independence of Afrikan people BEAUTY AND AESTHETICS Aim: To foster the development of a sense of the. beautiful and righteousness that is Afrikan centered WHITE SUPREMACY/ RACISM STUDIES Aim: To develop an awareness and sensitivity to the dynamics of white supremacy. To facilitate the development of personal and collective strategies to counteract the effects of racism/white supremacy 28
  28. 28. RBG Communiversity III. Socio-Political and Economic DomainPAN AFRIKAN POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC UNITY, COOPERATION ANDDEVELOPMENTAim: To instill commitment to developing Pan Afrikan cultural, political and economic unity andcooperation.AFRIKAN AMERICAN NATIONALITYAim: To foster the commitment to the development of an organized, unified, productive anddynamic nationality of Afrikans in AmericaNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIPAim: To develop an awareness of the necessary qualities of leadership and to inculcate thosenecessary values and skills of leadership that are essential to the liberation and development ofAfrikan peopleCOEQUALITY OF MEN AD WOMEN: EQUAL RESPONSIBILITY AND PARTICPATIONAim: To develop a sensitivity and commitment to eliminate any behaviors typical of sexism andsexual exploitation. 29
  29. 29. III. Socio-Political and EconomicRBG Communiversity Domain (cont.) DEMOCRATIC PLURALITY OF RACIAL/ ETHNIC NATIONALITIES IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY Aim: To foster a profound awareness of the psychic and constitutional entrenchment of white racial/ethnic supremacy in the U.S. and to advance the Afrikan nationality within the "nation of nations" that the American political economy in fact is. HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS Aim: To foster an awareness of one of the higher goals of social activism, the creation of a world order that is culturally pluralistic and truly democratic, equalitarian, and just 30
  30. 30. RBG Communiversity III. Socio-Political and Economic Domain (cont.) IMPEDIMENTS Aim: To inculcate a clear understanding of the historical impediments to Afrikan liberation and development, and further to provide a clear criteria for identifying and handling those less obvious impediments to the advancement of the race INSTITUTIONAL AND NATIONHOOD GOALS Aim: To foster a clear understanding of our mission to build the institutional infrastructure of an independent nationality (Nationhood), and to foster a conscious commitment and conduct to advance the New Afrikan Nation and Afrikan race toward independence and freedom, and the human race toward greater humanity 31
  31. 31. RBG Communiversity Curriculum Standards Source: Akoto, Kwame Agyei. Nationbuilding: Theory and Practice in Afrikan Centered. Education. Washington,D.C.: Pan Afrkan World Institute, 1992. Asante, Molefi. pp 46-7 32
  32. 32. AFRIKAN CENTERED EDUCATION:RBG Communiversity THE BACKGROUND OPEN / VIEW THE VIDEO LECTURE 33
  33. 33. OPEN THIS VIDEO DRIVEN LESSON 34
  34. 34. The Shape of Things to Come:RBG Communiversity A Master Plan Tutorial 2 Ch. XV, Destruction of Black Civilization, Dr. Chancellor Williams TWP, 1974 Tutorial 1 DR. AMOS WILSON’S DESCRIPTION IN BLUEPRINT OF DR. WILLIAMS MASTER PLAN RBG BLUEPRINT FOR BLACK POWER ON DR. CHANCELLOR WILLIAMS: A MASTER PLAN
  35. 35. NEWEST ASSET-A 3 HOUR MUST HEAR LECTURE 36
  36. 36. THE END,RBG Communiversity ASANTE SANA FOR LISTENING RBG Documents Repository/ Reading Room/ Download Center “A Post Script Lesson” FROM RBG COMMUNIVERSITY TO FROLINAN’ IS PARADIGM TO PRAXIS 37

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