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  • 01:01

    A Conversation With Dr. Carol D. Lee: Positives of African-Centered Education

    in Education

    In Chicago 1969, Lee and her husband helped to found the Institute of Positive Education. This community-based, African-centered organization sponsored seminars on issues with which the black community wrestled, and it held classes, ran a food co-op and farm, and published a magazine and pamphlets.


    In 1972, under Lee’s direction, the institute even began its own school, New Concept Development Center, which started as a Saturday program and expanded into a full-fledged school by 1974. Both the institute and New Concept Development Center still operate today, not to mention the three charter schools in Chicago that Lee also cofounded: the Betty Shabazz International Charter School, the Barbara A. Sizemore Academy, and the DuSable Leadership Academy.


    African-centered schools, such as New Concept and the Betty Shabazz International Charter School campuses, take an expansive view of cultures, Lee says.


    Lee received her PhD in education from the University of Chicago in 1991 and currently is a professor in the Learning Sciences Program of the School of Education and Social Policy with a joint appointment in African American studies, both at Northwestern University. She is also well known for her “cultural modeling” theory, which provides a framework for the design of instruction in ways that leverage everyday knowledge of youth, especially youth of color, to support discipline specific learning. One goal is to use the everyday knowledge of these students to teach vital concepts.

  • 01:01

    What Are The Positives of An African-Centered Education?

    in Education

    A Conversation With Dr. Carol D. Lee: What Are The Positives of An African-Centered Education?
    In Chicago 1969, Lee and her husband helped to found the Institute of Positive Education. This community-based, African-centered organization sponsored seminars on issues with which the black community wrestled, and it held classes, ran a food co-op and farm, and published a magazine and pamphlets.
    In 1972, under Lee’s direction, the institute even began its own school, New Concept Development Center, which started as a Saturday program and expanded into a full-fledged school by 1974. Both the institute and New Concept Development Center still operate today, not to mention the three charter schools in Chicago that Lee also cofounded: the Betty Shabazz International Charter School, the Barbara A. Sizemore Academy, and the DuSable Leadership Academy.
    African-centered schools, such as New Concept and the Betty Shabazz International Charter School campuses, take an expansive view of cultures, Lee says.
    Lee received her PhD in education from the University of Chicago in 1991 and currently is a professor in the Learning Sciences Program of the School of Education and Social Policy with a joint appointment in African American studies, both at Northwestern University. She is also well known for her “cultural modeling” theory, which provides a framework for the design of instruction in ways that leverage everyday knowledge of youth, especially youth of color, to support discipline specific learning. One goal is to use the everyday knowledge of these students to teach vital concepts.

  • 02:01

    Do African Centered Schools and HBCUs Really Prepare Students For The "Real World"?

    in Women

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been under attack for decades, accused of being "unnecessary" in this supposedly "color blind" society. Many such schools, founded after Emancipation and providing that much needed boost for African Americans who had been deprived of education for generations, are now struggling with underfunding and lack of financial support. Likewise, many African Centered grammar schools and even some high schools, founded during the movement for black empowerment, have struggled to remain alive, also lacking the financial support to maintain dedicated teachers and quality programs.  Makita Kheperu, Chief Education officer at Betty Shabazz International Charter School and graduate of Howard University, examines the need for  education based on history culture and a collective goal for achievement as provided by institutions that stress pride in racial heritage. As a former school principal, classroom teacher and a parent of two children attending the PUSH Excel HBCU Tour during this Spring Break, she discusses the effects of culturally based education on preparing African American students to succeed in the "real world."

  • 02:27

    Dissecting Labels: RBG, Conscious, Black Militant, The Black Woman Is God etc.

    in Politics

    On this episode of Field Afrikan Radio we will discuss the labels and slogans that are used in the Afrikan-centered community. We will discuss the pluses and minuses of those labels/slogas and dissect their effectiveness or ineffectiveness. Do some of those labels/slogans affect of negatively? Do some of those labels/slogans open up the door for things that goes against the movement? We will also discuss matriarchy vs patriarchy. Is the Black man God? Is the Black woman God? You may be shocked by our observations to those two questions. Join us in this discussion.

  • 02:09

    Know Thyself Academy

    in Education

    Mama Rose as she is affectionately referred to, the founder of Know Thyself Academy, has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.S. in African American Studies from Prescott College and is currently an Education Doctoral student at Northeastern University. Mama Rose established Know Thyself Academy because she feels, just as the Catholics, Jews, Baptists, Episcopalians and Muslims, have schools that reinforce their teachings and beliefs, it
    is necessary that African Americans do the same. It is not feasible to think that an oppressive curriculum and system will educate a child for liberation, therefore African Americans must no longer rely on the current system to educate and empower their children. Educational empowerment can only come after you acknowledge their own worth. An African Centered Education will provide African American children with the self-knowledge needed to free themselves from societal bondages. Mama' Rose's Graduate thesis, When you are Left Behind What do you do? What Core African Centered Practices and Policies might benefit African American students, is the basis for the African Centered Curriculum used at Know Thyself Academy.
    For more information about the Know Thyself Academy, go to www.knowthyselfacademy.org

    LET'S GET READY TO EVOLVE INTO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS...

  • 01:58

    G. Brown the Reel Network - Images of African Americans In The Media

    in Culture

    Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Fri. Sept., 4th, 10pm-12midnight EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network.  Our guest will be G. Brown of The Reel Network discussing African American entertainment news and even more importantly, the Images of African Americans in the Media.  CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at 1-888-669-2281.  POST YOUR COMMENTS.  WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR.  Listen online at http://tunein.com/radio/Empowerment-Radio-Network-s199313/ or by downloading the "TuneIn Radio" app to your smartphone and search for "Empowerment Radio Network" or at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and click on “Radio Shows” at the top of the page. 


    1) G. Brown of The Reel Network discussing African American entertainment news and even more importantly, the Images of African Americans in the Media.  2) The DOJ releases its Final Report on Ferguson Unrest Detailing More than 100 Lessons. 3) A new report from The Washington Post shows that African American Males make us 6% of population but 40% of those who are unarmed and killed by Police.  4) Serena Williams graduates from Business School.  5) This date in African American History.

  • GUEST SPEAKER FROM LONDON- AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE ISRAEL

    in Religion

    TONIGHT A ISRAELITE PRIEST LECTURES ON WHO THE REAL ISRAELITES SPOKEN OF IN THE BIBLE ARE IN THE EARTH TODAY.  HE ANSWERS QUESTIONS AS HE LECTURES AND PROVIDES ENLIGHTENING KNOWLEDGE OF THE IDENTITY OF BIBLICAL ISRAEALITES LIVING UPON THE EARTH TODAY. WHO ARE THE 12 TRIBLES OF ISRAEL?  WHERE DID THEY DISAPPEAR?  WHY DO AFRICAN AMERICANS NOT KNOW THEIR NATIONAL IDENTITY?  DO BLACK PEOPLE IN LONDON NOT KNOW THEIR NATIONAL IDENITY?  THIS WILL BE A VERY INTERESTING AND EDIFING LECTURE. 

  • 02:19

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Descendants of The Cherokee's Black Slaves

    in Culture

    Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Thur. Sept., 3rd, 9pm-12midnight EST (7pm – 9pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network. We’ll discuss “5 Things You Didn't Know About Descendants of The Cherokee's Black Slaves”!  CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at 1-888-669-2281.  POST YOUR COMMENTS.  WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR.  Listen online at http://tunein.com/radio/Empowerment-Radio-Network-s199313/ or by downloading the "TuneIn Radio" app to your smartphone and search for "Empowerment Radio Network" or at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. 


    1) Many African Americans don’t know that the 5 Civilized Nations of Native Americans owned African Slaves.  We’ll discuss “5 Things You Didn't Know About Descendants of The Cherokee's Black Slaves”. 2) Roland Martin responds to Bill O’Reilly with “Talking Points” of his own regarding #BlackLivesMatter.  3) Freddie Gray case update.  4) This date in African American History.

  • 02:55

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. During this program we will feature our regular PANW dispatches with information on the deaths of more than 200 migrants off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean several days earlier; the 500th day of the Chibok girls abduction in Nigeria has opened up criticism of the new government of President Muhammadu Buhari; a HIV vaccine is scheduled to be tested in Zimbabwe later this year; and finally the United Nations in currently evaluating the progress of women in Africa twenty years after the Beijing Declaration on gender equality. During the second and third hours we conclude the month-long commemoration of Black August. We continue with the examination of the life and legacy of the late controversial Black Panther Party Minister of Information Eldridge Cleaver on the 80th anniversary of his birth. This segment reviews a 1971 press conference held by Cleaver in Algiers where he headed the International Section of the BPP. We then present another radio broadcast on the assassination of Hugo Pinell who was killed on the prison yard at New Folsom in California on Aug. 12.

  • 02:02

    Coalition For Global Peace To Rally Youth For Peace At African Festival

    in Women

    The Black Lives Matter campaign is expanding to a global peace movement, to be launched this weekend in Chicago at the African Festival of the Arts. The aim is to draw frustrated, angry youth who are exploding into acts of violence. Organizers say young people can be helped to channel their frustration into an effective movement for peace. Dr. Bambata Shakoor Abdullah discusses the strategy to attract young people to the new peace movement.

  • 01:00

    African American Cyber Report

    in Business

    African American Cyber Report Every Tuesday 6:30pm. - 7:30pm. Est. Log onto www.BuZzAboutitRadio.com or Listen LIVE from your phone by calling: 1-888-547-2899 (BuZz)