• 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."

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    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.

  • 02:55

    ODWIRA; What Does it Mean to be Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African)? - Worldview

    in Education

    In this episode of ODWIRA we establish the proper definition of Afuraka/Afuraitkait (Africa), being Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) and the proper/actual Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Worldview often referred to as Afrocentric, Africentric, African-centered, etc.

    We examine our books:

    KUKUU-TUNTUM The Ancestral Jurisdiction

    MMARA NE KYI - Divine Law/Love and Divine Hate

    THE OKRA/OKRAA COMPLEX - The Soul of Akanfo

    Download the free e-book versions of these books and also order the soft-cover versions from our NHOMA (Publications) page on our website:



    Odwirafo Kwesi Ra Nehem Ptah Akhan 

    Aakhuamuman Amaruka Atifi Mu 

    Akwamu Nation in North America 


  • 02:13

    Pro. Rosalind & Leonard Jeffries 50th Anniversary Celebration - KEYS TO WIN!!

    in Current Events

    Professor  Rosalind & Dr.  Leonard Jeffries are celebrating 50 years of their holy union - one with the other.  They are also re- dedicating themselves to the Pan African struggle & the traditions of Africa among black people in America.

    They will share life lessons with us on how to maintain a healthy relationship, what to do during the tough times, how important is an African centered marriage.

    Why is the divorce rate so high among black people in America? What steps were taken to dismantle the black family? What steps should we take to put ourselves back together again.

    We'll talk to two living legends tonight @ 8:00pmest 646-478-4447

  • 02:59

    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. This program will feature our regular PANW segment with reports on the anti-racist demonstrations being held across the United States. In the second hour there will be a further examination of the political evolution of the civil rights and anti-war leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the last months of his life; and finally in the last segment there is a tribute focusing on the one year anniversary of the transition of Nelson Mandela highlighting his address before the United Naitons in June 1990; plus an archival interview with the late Joe Slovo of the South African Communist Party (SACP) recognizing the tenth year after his transition.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this broadcast we will present our regular PANW reports with updates on developments in Nigeria, Somalia, the ongoing anti-racist demonstrations in the United States and the stopgap $1.1 trillion federal budget. In our second hour there is a feature on the ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the last months of his life and in the final hour an audio documentary on the history of policing in the U.S. will be featured. 

  • 02:55

    Early African Human Indigenous Religious History Is Precedene For Posterity

    in Music

    The rule of posterity explains why African indigenous religion can't be ignored in any way. The human anatomical last forever.

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  • 00:06

    BLACK LIVES MATTER: Solution Strategy Centered Conversations

    in Culture

    #BlackLivesMatter Yes, Black Lives Matter, but before we can convince others, we must know it, believe it, and act from this fact ourselves. The Master Griot Project in partnership with the BBS Value Tour have been in search of positive actions and strategic solutions to America's historical disregard of Black lives and we've found some! So, let's have conversations around sound strategies and positive actions as we work toward defined goals. Using think tank, THE HARVEST INSTITUTE's guidance as our framework, we'll talk strategy and commit to actions in our new monthly purpose driven words series here on Master Griot / NBBTA Radio.

    "...disciplined, rigorous, peaceful protests, and they had a goal and intention in mind. You just can’t march and not know what you’re marching for.” Oprah Winfrey || This show's goal is to create disciplined, rigorous, peaceful ACTIONS with a clear goal and intention in mind.

  • 00:45

    LUV & Life

    in Lifestyle

    We are here to discuss love, life, relationships, and everyday situations that we go through no matter if you are straight, gay, or anything in between! We're looking for real talk, not just sex talk! ! !

  • 00:59

    Series: African Americans VS. The Judicial Sysytem

    in Current Events

    Hear about real societal issues we face in our society. Informative, Motivating and at times hilariously funny. Life Coaches, Experts, Comedians and everyday people are live on the air each week. Lifting up our Youth and finding solutions to the problems they face daily. Our children is a Nation's Problem, coming together for the betterment of society as a whole. The show for the people it's Shay-Renae & Friends! Call in each week and join in on the conversation917-889-8224 and make sure you sign up and follow the show so you don't miss and episode.

    All youth panel of protesters in several cities around the country! Out of the mouth of babes, see it from their viewpoint tonight. 

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