Well we need our people to demand it. We don't have nobody to to teach or being truthful to talk about slavery for a long time im with u my brother it time it up to us .
With the internet you could do it now. Remember Bethune College started with pies and Fisk Singers started with a chorus. I am willing to work with you ( I am a teacher with 30 years of educational experience and have taught every grade level, there is Claudy on this facebook who is looking at teachers getting together for dialoges. There is "No Out There` and as Malcom said `If not me then who, if not now, when?` What`s your answer?
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Yes YOU Can, begin in your own neighborhoods....start small..book discussions, lectures, African American Studies Clubs, and after school programs or once a week program , or After Church Community Program with an emphasis in Afro-African Studies. The African Methodist Churches in more Ethnic neighborhoods have hosted "Rites of Passage Programs" thathyas the same focus...Education can happend anytime, in anyway that can be presented, stsrt small..start a Mutlitcultural Library in your home or in a small building and provide education classes there, apply for Grants to support your program as wellas fund raisers..Ihope to be able to do this in my own neighborhood, as I am a History Teacher of over 20 years who now finds myself unemployed due to the Depression and I wish to keep the education of African and African culture alive. Host a movies night with a small tlak after wards..use what you got and move from there...Mush Love to You and thehope you carry in your heart! Sis Teresa
Bro Ron, sorry I am a terrible typist, but great that you got the gist of my intentions! I tend to stay far away from Religious discussions in the Afro-centric community as there has been along history of our afro-centricity and slavery adopted christian religion, the library is repleat with books on the development of Christinaity originally arising out of Africa, and the African People spread Chrisitanity in its true form exemplified by the Coptic Christians in Ethiopia, the Catholic church was an off shoot diversion for the Non Africans (Romans) who broke away from the pure christanity, not to forget the Black Jews, and Muslims...all orginated from an afro-centric view.....
Practically, I beleive you can invent a page for Afrocentricity and Christianity but the larger question becomes...whose Christanity,,,as Black Folk in their own local churches do not often form a cohesive think- mindset on how to best expand its consciouness beyond the insidious slavery and myscogynistic mentality and opressive genetics inheirant in African American Christian experience... A daunting Task ooh yeah, but a venture worh looking at! Anyway I can add to the conversation that helps to open our collective eyes...and redefining our expereince..I am in!
Sister Ami -Teresa