This is AMAZING news! I hope to see more of this nationwide. Black history is not just slavery and the civil rights movement; and then I’ve heard white people complain they don’t get a special month… UMMM, they have 11 of 12 months!? My gods that makes me VERY furious, to say the LEAST. And if only a month; they should be at LEAST sharing more than slavery and the civil rights movement; the Black community, the Hispanic community, both INDEPENDENT of the other have more history than school students ever get taught, never at school! What’s worse is Black lives were the first to walk this earth… Africa IS our motherland, ALL… Why do you disrespect what you are or what you once were, or just facts, to be put even more basic for you??
Press Release Below
Basher Akinyele and other history teachers (contact: main number Weequahic High School main office number- 908-956-3523O) have created a program to teach real education; I hope this spreads nationwide and if you are in Newark, NJ or NYC make sure you stop in and check it out; Black, Latino, Women, EVERYONE is welcome to hear truth and real issues discussed and taught…This is the here is the information
HISTORY MONTH COMMITTEE AT WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL SPONSORS REAL TALK THURSDAYS!
Newark, NJ – They are calling on the community to pack Weequahic high school’s auditorium at 279 Chancellor Avenue, Newark, New Jersey! Starting on Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Black History Month Committee of Weequahic high school will be sponsoring a free program every Thursday called REAL TALK THURDAYS for the students and the larger community in Newark, NJ. The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm.
The focus of the forum is to provide free weekly spiritual, cultural and political education discussions to empower, inspire, and organize African /African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, and the entire human family. This week’s forum topic will focus on the Crisis in the Black Family. The community-based organizations helping to contribute to the weekly forums are the Newark Anti-Violence Coalition (N.A.V.C) and the Pan-Afrikan Muslim Association.
The Black History Month Committee was created by history teachers to organize programs and activities for February’s Black History Month at Weequahic High Schoo for students and the community.
Bashir Akinyele, the Chairperson of the Black History Month committee and a history teacher at Weequahic High School, says,
“This program is an opportunity to discuss solutions to the problems affecting African Americans, Latino Americans, people of color, women, the youth, and humanity.”
For more information about the Real Talk Thursdays at Weequahic High School, contact (908) 956-3523 or (973) 705-3795.