african school kids

He raised the thirty years of experience, so let me just talk briefly about that. You know, back in the 1970s I worked for the Children’s Defense Fund and I was taking on discrimination against African American kids in schools. He was getting sued by the Justice Department for racial discrimination in his apartment buildings. In the 1980s, I was working to reform the schools in Arkansas. He was borrowing $14 million from his father to start his businesses. In the 1990s, I went to Beijing and I said ‘Women’s rights are human rights.’ He insulted a former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado, called her an 'eating machine.’ And on the day when I was in the Situation Room, monitoring the raid that brought Osama bin Laden to justice, he was hosting the Celebrity Apprentice. So I’m happy to compare my thirty years of experience.

Hillary Clinton

Trump’s response:

“Well, I think I did a much better job.”


We read a wonderful book, and do fun activities each day. However, my scholars learn a little extra. My scholars have learned about gender identity, Black women’s ideology, Afrofuturism, enslaved African people, classism, sexism/misogyny/misogynoir, colorism, food deserts, racism, intersectionality, pan- Africanism and gender as a means to understand Latinx (instead of saying Latino/a) and Afro Latinx. My scholars are BRILLIANT! 💛

“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”

‒Rita Mae Brown

I just recently watched a documentary called “The End of Poverty” and I couldn’t help but realize something: all the African commentators that they had speak in the film spoke only English… So what right?

Well it got me thinking. Many of the other speakers in the film  spoke foreign languages that were translated on screen. ALL of the African ones spoke english.

Africa is the richest continent on this planet. That is a fact. Culturally resourcefully, and also LINGUISTICALLY! There are well over 2000 languages spoken in Africa. So why then do we choose only to speak the language of our oppressor? In all of Africa, there are only about 13 countries that have ethnic languages as national or official languages. Of this small amount of countries, NONE of them have an ethnic official language  stand alone without being sided by a foreign language.

During times of colonization, people in Africa were forced to begin speaking the language of their colonizer. English and French are the most spoken European languages throughout Africa. Growing up, I’ve heard someone be called “illiterate” many time because they spoke poor English. Firstly, that doesn’t even make sense as the word illiterate is never used correctly in that context,  actually making you an illiterate according to your own definition. Secondly, a person is no less because they do not speak a European language well! Many people are masters of their own languages and can write it very well too, even spit proverbs at you and everything!

In many African countries there are now reforms being put in place to increase the amount of foreign languages spoken and decrease ethnic languages. In some countries, students are now penalized for speaking ethnic languages on school grounds (WTF right?).

Overseas, many African parents do not teach their ethnic language to their children in thought that they are actually protecting them and doing them a favour. More and more African parents are beginning to realize the mistake that they have made, it is many times too late. Children have the power of learning up to 6 languages at young ages, there is no reason why we should not pass on the gift of language to our children.

By depriving a child their language of ethnic origin, you decrease the likelihood of that child’s interest in their culture. This has been done to slaves in efforts to condition them. We are not slaves anymore, why are we conditioning ourselves? In today’s world, speaking more than one language makes you more marketable. We have African kids in schools learning to fluently speak Spanish and French, but they wouldn’t even be able to understand a death threat in their own language! Let’s work on preserving our languages, it’s important!

Post written by @Ola_Show

~Signed the African girl who is tired of feeling like part of a vanishing breed because she speaks her language.~



Dr Umar Johnson School


Every Year Black people spend:

$46.7 Billion on Automobiles
$22.9 Billion on Clothing
$11.6 Billion on Furniture
$3.2 Billion on Electronics


'...the belief that students were often blocked from living up to their potential by the presence of certain fears and anxieties and doubts...These feelings were especially virulent at moments of educational transition—like the freshman year of high school or the freshman year of college. And they seemed to be particularly debilitating among members of groups that felt themselves to be under some special threat or scrutiny: women in engineering programs, first-generation college students, African-Americans in the Ivy League.'

The negative thoughts took different forms in each individual…but they mostly gathered around two ideas. One set of thoughts was about belonging. Students in transition often experienced profound doubts about whether they really belonged—or could ever belong—in their new institution. The other was connected to ability. Many students believed in what Carol Dweck had named an entity theory of intelligence—that intelligence was a fixed quality that was impossible to improve through practice or study.