GriotWorks: The Story of Power| #OYRchallenge

GriotWorks of Philadelphia, PA offers cultural competency courses for African American youth and adults. Below is their Griot Sway Youth Music video. These are truly talent young individuals. 
GriotWorks is a signature organization in producing and presenting artistic work based in African American traditions, storytelling and culture. Modeling our work after the role of the “Griot” or “Jeli”, storytellers in West Africa who hold communities together by sharing stories that relay history, educate, honor traditions, share morals and envision a collective future, we aim to serve communities and audiences by doing the same.

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Great Explorers – Harlem! | Indiegogo | #OYRchallenge

Middle Passage, New York is running a program, Great Explorers Cultural Arts and Literacy Program , engaging students to research their history in America. This research will be utilized by students to create scripts, dance, and other art & performance medium under the guidance of professional artist, writers, and choreographers.

How can you help? Simple donation in support of this program allows you to aid this progressive program, purchase materials, create strong minds, and attend performances and cast party. A win win! #OYRchallenge

The Great Explorers Cultural Arts and Literacy Program  is run by Middle Passage, Inc., a nonprofit organization working to educate children of color in New York City,  in particular, students who feel alienated in traditional schools with their emphasis on high-stakes testing, a foreign cultural environment and a curriculum that fails to meet the needs of a diverse group of students. 

In all our programs, we emphasize Project Based Learning so that families, teachers and community members can work together to help children develop both critical thinking and problem-solving skills — skills that set them up for a lifetime of success and achievement!

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Africa Straight Up – Official Film | #OYRchallenge

With more than a billion people spread across 54 countries speaking more than 3,000 languages, Africa cannot — and should not — be limited to a single narrative. Africa Straight Up is a more complete story about Africa and its diaspora.

Share your personal story about Africa at or on Twitter @Africa_com with the hashtag #AfricaStraightUp. #OYRchallenge

Poetry Out Loud

Welcome to Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with the State Arts Agencies of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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Poetry Out Loud

Black Autonomy Federation Radio

Saturdays @ 8:00PM EST

218-862-7200 Ext. 629990 Hit 5* to speak to hosts

BAF Radio is advocacy for building Black Liberation from below centered within the black Poor UN-employed and working-class. Based on our present conditions of the 21st Century.

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Useless Phrases You Should Avoid in Your Cover Letter – Yahoo! Small Business Advisor

A cover letter is as vital as your resume, because it serves as an introduction. It is important that you create a perfect cover letter that will match your resume. You need to realize that each word and phrase that you include in your letter will make a huge impact and will dictate your future. Using the right words and phrases will make a difference on how you will be perceived. You need to remember that the recruiter will read your letter using his or her own judgment. There are lots of sample cover letters that you can find online that you can use as a pattern, but it does not mean that you need to copy word per word.

via Useless Phrases You Should Avoid in Your Cover Letter – Yahoo! Small Business Advisor.


Bill Cosby ‘I’m 83 And I’m Tired’ Rant Is Fake, Angers Cosby

A Bill Cosby rant titled “I’m 83 and I’m Tired” has been making its way around Facebook and email in recent days, one in which the comedy legend seems to rant against people who mooch off government support and those looking to “spread the wealth.”

The only problem is that those aren’t Bill Cosby’s words at all. In fact, Cosby is pretty angry that people would think it’s coming from him.

via Bill Cosby ‘I’m 83 And I’m Tired’ Rant Is Fake, Angers Cosby.


Dateline Finding’s Booker’s Place Part 3

Frank De Fellita’s NBC news documentary drastically changes Booker’s life, and brings Yvette Johnson and Raymond together 40 years later to find out what happened to him.


Black History – The Gullah Wars

The Gullah Wars


Black Stereotypes Debunked in Thought-Provoking Sequel -Hoodwinked PUM Film Review by Kam Williams


 The movie opens with a confrontational quote from Malcolm X, “Who taught you to hate yourself?” before Janks launches into a series of impromptu, man-in-the-street interviews where he asks brothers and sisters to name some positive stereotypes about black people. Most struggle to come up with even one, which prompts Dr. Hill to surmise that blacks have internalized white supremacy.

via Black Stereotypes Debunked in Thought-Provoking Sequel -Hoodwinked PUM Film Review by Kam Williams.