Wakanda Education Movement

This page is for a deeper look at the movie Black Panther and ourselves as people of African descent.

We can know ourselves better when we learn about Africa and use the creative arts to express ourselves.

Operating as usual

06/07/2024

Had an impactful and moving time presenting for the students this morning at Comprehensive Community Solutions-Official

03/27/2024

The look in their eyes. The revolution being rationalized. The energy, the calm, the many reasons to learn. The engagement, the writing, the drive to figure things out. Guiding them, reminding them, they are young scholars without a doubt! The ability, the creativity, the lessons grasped. The questions asked, the young minds determined to complete the task. The wisdom and the knowledge. For a day, Booker Washington Community Center became a writer's college! The inspiration. Wakanda. The appreciation. The young people writing was so amazing. The time, the moments, the preparation. The mind's elevation. At a place writing without hesitation or on a Play Station! Appetites to write. Eagerness to create. The ability to tap into the African mind state. An ability to relate to a legendary Black character from a comic book. The ability to see themselves in Shuri or Black Panther because of how they look! The production. The instruction. The listening. The glistening. The final pieces completed. As an educator and an activist, you just can't beat it!

03/26/2024

Tomorrow, stream the 2023 Hutchins Forum, “The Rise & Fall of Affirmative Action” via at pbs.org/news your

01/10/2024

This morning I sat down with the amazing Violet Johnicker at Katie's Cup. Her work is powerful on the south side of Rockford.

Photos from Wakanda Education Movement's post 05/26/2022

Honored to return to Minneapolis to host Black Voices & Black Music at First Unitarian Society. Happening on June 25th, 2022 at 6PM. See attached flyer for more details.

Understanding Cognitive Bias 08/18/2021

Understanding Cognitive Bias Episode 2 Ever get fooled online? It might be because of the way your brain works. Professors Steven Sloman and Lisa Fazio describe cognitive biases and give advice to help students recognize and overcome common errors.

Data Capitalism and Algorithmic Racism | Demos 06/11/2021

Data Capitalism and Algorithmic Racism | Demos ​​​​​Big companies are using data to preserve the power imbalance that keeps them rich. This economic model is rooted in chattel slavery and relies on the extraction and commodification of data.

06/03/2021

This is epic in the field of education and for African-American history.

IAAM has found the final piece for the massive global project that will change the landscape of African American history and its curation. Seventeen months after breaking ground on the museum, its board of directors has chosen Dr. Tonya M. Matthews as new CEO. Learn more: https://iaamuseum.org/news

05/31/2021

FREE CONFERENCE EVENT
THURSDAY JUNE 3, 2021 9CST-4:30CST!
KEYNOTE: DR. CORNEL WEST!

Register to attend LIVE (and to have access to the conference videos for 60 days following).

https://whova.com/web/trmec_202106/

Many amazing speakers and panels!

Timeline photos 04/03/2021

Poet and Human Rights Activist Christopher D. Sims attended an in Mississippi. As historically Black colleges and universities prepare for contributions from the this month, he brings attention to what he accomplished at the famed and historic Rust College during his years as a student there.

Timeline photos 03/06/2021

For Women's History Month, I celebrate all of the wonderful and amazing women who have accomplished great feats on this planet who will be accomplishing great feats in the years to come.

01/24/2021

Join us tonight for Black Poet Matters! Subscribe to Bassment Entertainment on Facebook and YouTube to see us live. Black poetry from the African diaspora about what matters to Black poets.

Timeline photos 01/15/2021

Respect the Black Woman! Poets involved with the online Venue Black Poet Matters do! Join us January 24th at 7pm CST to see how. Subscribe to Bassment Entertainment or UniverSouLove a.k.a. Christopher D. Sims on Facebook to hear and see is live.

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