TGOW Institute for Action Research & Development

TGOW Institute for Action Research & Development

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...pirates & land-based thievery!
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...herein lies a problem!
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Founded in 1997, the Gourd of Wisdom Institute for Action Research & Development (TGOW-I) is a commu Action Research Planning & Evaluation: Key Steps

* Problem Identification
* Review of Literature
* Intervention Strategy Design
* Design Implementation
* Project Evaluation
* Redesign for More Effective Active Engagement & Change

Operating as usual

09/22/2022

...so it is!
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Okavango Wilderness Project 09/18/2022

Okavango Wilderness Project

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Okavango Wilderness Project The Okavango Delta is one of Earth's wildest areas. This team is exploring its sources to help keep it that way.

09/15/2022

...lest we forget!
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Today marks the 59th anniversary of the 16th Street Church Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. Let us continue to make progress while never forgetting our past and the sacrifices that were made for liberty and equality.

πŸ•ŠDenise McNair
πŸ•ŠCarole Robertson
πŸ•ŠAddie Mae Collins
πŸ•ŠCynthia Wesley

Who is Political Scientist Adolph Reed? 7 Things Black America Should Know About This Brilliant Thinker 09/14/2022

Who is Political Scientist Adolph Reed? 7 Things Black America Should Know About This Brilliant Thinker

...Dr. Adolph Reed, Jr.
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Who is Political Scientist Adolph Reed? 7 Things Black America Should Know About This Brilliant Thinker Who is Political Scientist Adolph Reed? 7 Things Black America Should Know About This Brilliant Thinker

09/13/2022

...well!
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09/11/2022

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On this Sunday in September the Federation salutes farmer-member, Akila Fontenot.

At 28-years of age, she recently started farming, making her the 3rd generation of her family to do so. Her family owns and operates Fontenot Farms, 30-acres of land in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Akila is pictured picking okra. Her family produces okra, purple hull peas, cattle, and poultry.

Akila joined the Federation earlier this year.


African People Bear the Weight of US’s Deadly β€œWar on Terror” on the Continent 09/11/2022

African People Bear the Weight of US’s Deadly β€œWar on Terror” on the Continent

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African People Bear the Weight of US’s Deadly β€œWar on Terror” on the Continent The post-9/11 creation of β€œAFRICOM” expanded the U.S.'s military footprint, spreading instability and violence.

Mississippi’s Dry Run for Eco-Apartheid 09/03/2022

Mississippi’s Dry Run for Eco-Apartheid

...what happens when we don't read the leaves?
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Mississippi’s Dry Run for Eco-Apartheid Following torrential downpours last week, Jackson, Mississippiβ€”the state’s capital and largest cityβ€”is still without safe water for drinking, bathing, or brushing teeth. The city is home to 180,000 people, more than 80 percent of whom are Black and a quarter of whom fall below the poverty line...

The Science Of College Debt In Black America: 11 Actual Facts And Numbers Black America Needs To Know 09/02/2022

The Science Of College Debt In Black America: 11 Actual Facts And Numbers Black America Needs To Know

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...good credit/bad debt?

The Science Of College Debt In Black America: 11 Actual Facts And Numbers Black America Needs To Know The Science Of College Debt In Black America: 11 Actual Facts And Numbers Black America Needs To Know

Home 08/17/2022

Home

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Home Every year we aspire to bring together some of the most promising rural women throughout St. Lucia for a skills and business development workshop, with presenters from the private and public sector. During these workshops we address ways..

08/17/2022

...well!
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"Our Western conditioning teaches us the wrong rules. It teaches us that the more we work and acquire objects, the happier we will be, that making demands and getting what we want is what this existence is all about. There is a universal wisdom that teaches the opposite. The less we value our own ego, and the less our self absorption, the more inner peace we will have. Unless we are in service to others, we will not experience happiness. Deep and lasting satisfaction comes only when we connect with our real selves, our God selves."

Dave Cumes, "Africa In My Bones"

Timeline photos 08/17/2022

...ALL RESPECT DUE!
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RESPECT for women.
RESPECT for human rights.
RESPECT for social justice.
Aretha Franklin passed in 2018.
Homage to the Queen of Soul, an artist committed to the struggle for civil rights, gender equality and a fairer world for all.

Aug. 16, 1955: Paul Robeson Lost Court Appeal - Zinn Education Project 08/17/2022

Aug. 16, 1955: Paul Robeson Lost Court Appeal - Zinn Education Project

...Big Paul!
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Aug. 16, 1955: Paul Robeson Lost Court Appeal - Zinn Education Project Paul Robeson lost his court appeal to have the U.S. State Department grant him a passport.

08/17/2022

Fyi!
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Don't miss the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank's (ACIJ/JMB) Summer Book Sale of ACIJ/JMB publications commencing on Monday, August 15, 2022 to Monday, August 29, 2022. Prices slashed to half!!

Why is critical race theory so threatening to white people? 08/14/2022

Why is critical race theory so threatening to white people?

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Why is critical race theory so threatening to white people? Critical Race Theory has become a political football. Where do we go from here? Professor Kimberle Crenshaw talks CRT.

08/13/2022

...making the world safe for democracy?πŸ€”
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In 1943 African American soldiers faced off with w.hite American Military police during World War II on British soil. Yes you read correctly Black American soldiers had to fight their own w.hite American soldiers, while in England, where they were fighting for the world.

Why? Because the English town of Bamber Bridge in Lancashire was not segregated so they treated the Black soldiers like all other races, aka Blacks were free to eat, drink anywhere, BUT back in America segregation of Blacks and w.hites still existed. So essentially the American army went to someone else’s country and demanded they adopted America’s r.acist practices.

The folks in Lancashire were like h.ell no we like the Black soldiers in fact during that time the American created Jitterbug dance was popular and the British women were eager to learn it from the Black soldiers. The fondness for the Black American soldiers was also supported by those famous essays written by George Orwell who stated that the Black American soldiers had the best manners of all the American troops.

So when the American Military police found out that their own Black American soldiers were drinking at the same pubs as w.hite people they went in to arrest them. The people in the town got mad about the treatment of the Black soldiers and decided to then turn their pubs into β€œBLACKS ONLY DRINKING PUBS” the very opposite of what was taking place in America with their W.HITES ONLY businesses.

Of course this pi**ed off the American military so guns went blazing, and when word spread back at camp that Black soldiers had been s.hot, scores of men formed a crowd, some carrying rifles and by midnight more American military police arrived with a machine gun-equipped vehicle, so the Black soldiers had no choice but to get rifles from British stores while others barricaded themselves back on base, so now it was American w.hite soldiers versus American Black soldiers. Several soldiers d.ied including 17 Black American soldiers.

Back in A.merica the battle was hushed up because they didn’t want the country to find out that they were fighting their own soldiers which would anger the black population and weaken the moral in the country.

Source: https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/events-global-african-history/the-riot-of-bamber-bridge-1943/

Guys let's get our YouTube channel (YT: Historical Africa) to 20k subscribers. Kindly click on the link to subscribe. πŸ™ https://youtube.com/c/HistoricalAfrica

Pentagon Contractors in Afghanistan Pocketed $108 Billion Over 20 Years 08/12/2022

Pentagon Contractors in Afghanistan Pocketed $108 Billion Over 20 Years

...didn't Rev. M.L. King, Jr. criticize this very issue in reference to the war in Vietnam in 1967?
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Pentagon Contractors in Afghanistan Pocketed $108 Billion Over 20 Years Pentagon contractors operating in Afghanistan over the past two decades raked in nearly $108 billionβ€”funds that "were distributed and spent with a significant lack of transparency," according to a report published Tuesday. "These contracts show the shadowy 'camo economy' at work in Afghanistan." "...

Timeline photos 08/12/2022

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Books have the power to promote open and inclusive knowledge societies!

Timeline photos 08/11/2022

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08/11/2022

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in 1858 in Raleigh, NC, Anna Julia Cooper was born to an enslaved mother. Following the Civil War, a young Cooper won admission to St. Augustine's Normal School and Collegiate Institute where she trained to become a teacher. She went on to attend Oberlin College in classes separated by gender.

Unsatisfied with the quality of classes offered to women students, Cooper petitioned college officials to allow her to take men’s courses. Her request was successful, and she went on to receive her B.A. and M.A. from Oberlin. ⁣

Cooper moved to Washington, D.C. and taught at the Washington Colored High School (later Dunbar High School), the only all-Black school in the city. She eventually became its principal. Active in the community, she founded the Colored Women’s League of Washington in 1892.⁣

That same year, Cooper also published β€œA Voice from the South,” a book that dissected the intersections of race and gender. This work is largely considered one of the first pieces from a Black feminist. Years later she opened the first YWCA chapter for Black women. Cooper became the fourth Black woman to receive a doctoral degree in the United States when she completed her Ph.D. from Universite de Paris (Sorbonne) in 1925.

Cooper was part of a community of Black club women who worked to improve African Americans’ social, economic, and political status through education, work, service, and activism. Learn more in the β€œMaking a Way Out of No Way” exhibition on our Searchable Museum: https://s.si.edu/3zKNzPp ⁣

πŸ“Έ Anna Julia Cooper c. 1901. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, 2016702852, photo by C.M. Bell.

08/10/2022

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If voting changed anything they'd make it illegal!.

Photos from Freedom From Mental Slavery's post 08/10/2022

...speaking of wake up calls!
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Timeline photos 08/10/2022

...lest we forget!
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Happy ! Protecting also means fostering:
Peace πŸ•ŠοΈ
Knowledge πŸ‘€
Rights βš–οΈ
Inclusion πŸ‘₯
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Join us! πŸ‘‰ http://on.unesco.org/indigenous

08/10/2022

...food for considerable thought!
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Let's talk about the benefits of Jujube aka Red Dates. Dates are a staple herb in Chinese cuisine as well as medicine. They pack a ton of vitamins and minerals and have a low glycemic index which makes them safe to eat even if you have diabetes! They help to nourish the qi and blood of the spleen, stomach, and also benefits in calming the mind to help sleep. They are a great food to eat if you feel weak or tired often.

Here are some easy and popular Jujube recipes:
1. Hot tea with 1 tbsp goji berry and 3 dates for a quick refresher.
2. Breakfast congee made with 5 or more dates(pits removed), 1/4 cup of rice, and 2-3 cups water, scallions, and optional bits of chicken/pork
3. Add 5-10 dates to beef bone broth for a warm and tonifying meal.

Serena Williams's Farewell to Tennisβ€”In Her Own Words 08/09/2022

Serena Williams's Farewell to Tennisβ€”In Her Own Words

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Serena Williams's Farewell to Tennisβ€”In Her Own Words β€œIt’s the hardest thing.”

08/03/2022

...and so it is!
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No one should be above the law❗The 67 year fight for is not done out of hate or malice. The FACTS are clear. Call DA Dewayne Richardson 662-378-2105. Ask that he for and
Get Justice for ❗

Another monument to white supremacy that should come down? The Electoral College 08/03/2022

Another monument to white supremacy that should come down? The Electoral College

...we're you required to read about the Electoral College in your civics class? Do you remember who taught this course & what they said?
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Another monument to white supremacy that should come down? The Electoral College A new book examines the racist history of how Americans pick presidents.

Omali Yeshitela On The FBI Raid of The Uhuru Movement 08/02/2022

Omali Yesh*tela On The FBI Raid of The Uhuru Movement

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Omali Yesh*tela On The FBI Raid of The Uhuru Movement *tela Omail Yesh*tela joined us to discuss the latest raid by the FBI and its political context. The Full Episode:https...

07/31/2022

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Africa’s Women’s Day is observed annually across the continent on 31 July and is a day earmarked to recognise and affirm the role of women’s organising in achieving the political freedom of Africa and advancing the social and economic status of women on the continent.

Africa’s Women’s Day was proclaimed as a day to be commemorated during the first conference of the Pan-African Women’s Organization (PAWO) which was held in July 1962 in Dar es Salaam Tanganyika (now known as Tanzania).

07/29/2022

...be there!
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The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/JamaIca Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB) invites you to view the exhibition - Jamaica's Intangible Cultural Heritage - now open in the ACIJ/JMB Library until August 31, 2022.

07/26/2022

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07/26/2022

Maya Angelou - One of the most banned authors in America

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Welcome...Akwaaba Luxury Bed and Breakfast Inns 07/25/2022

Welcome...Akwaaba Luxury Bed and Breakfast Inns

...Fyi & Consideration!
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Welcome...Akwaaba Luxury Bed and Breakfast Inns Welcome...Akwaaba Luxury Bed and Breakfast Inns

07/25/2022

[email protected]/n! 🌿

07/25/2022

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in 1960, for the first time, Blacks were served at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, NC.

For five months prior, both Black and White students from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical College and the University of North Carolina staged sit-ins to stop segregation at lunch counters.

07/25/2022

TILL | Official Trailer

...lest we forget - the struggle continues!
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07/25/2022

...in Memory Of!
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He will live as long as we remember him. We honor you, for your sacrifice on what would have been your 81st birthday. Yours sparked a movement. We are in your debt. Rest in heavenly peace.

Photos from Burifu MamAfreekha 's post 07/25/2022

...return to the source!
...on the path of self-sustained development!
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07/25/2022

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"Some of the white people will tell us, 'Well, I just don’t believe in integration.' But he been integrating at night a long time! If he hadn’t been, it wouldn’t be as many light-skinned Negroes as it is in here. The 17th chapter of Acts and the 26th verse said: β€œHas made of one blood all nations.” So, whether you black as a skillet or white as a sheet, we are made from the same blood and we are on our way!"
- Fannie Lou Hamer (b. 1917 - d. 1977) Civil rights activist and humanitarian.

07/24/2022

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Based on the true story of Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley. Trailer online Monday.

Structuring the Economy To Give Money to the Rich Is Inflationary 07/24/2022

Structuring the Economy To Give Money to the Rich Is Inflationary

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Structuring the Economy To Give Money to the Rich Is Inflationary I just read this NYT column by Bryan Stryker, on how Democrats can win back the working class. I have no idea how its proposals poll, but as an economic matter, they will do little to help the working class.

07/24/2022

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Is Georgia Where Democracy Livesβ€”Or Dies? 07/23/2022

Is Georgia Where Democracy Livesβ€”Or Dies?

...hmmmmm?
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Is Georgia Where Democracy Livesβ€”Or Dies? Georgia is on my mind. But unlike the Georgia of song, which floats in β€œpeaceful dreams,” the real Georgia is home to an investigation that reminds us of the national nightmare.

Black Policy Institute | Black 2 the Future 07/23/2022

Black Policy Institute | Black 2 the Future

...Fyi & Consideration!
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Black Policy Institute | Black 2 the Future Black to the Future Public Policy Institute Black to the Future Public Policy Institute Β  APPLY TODAY *Application deadline is August 8th MEET THE 2021 COHORT Black to the Future Public Policy Institute (The Institute) is a program of the Black to the Future Action Fund. The Institute is a policy a...

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