Archive for May, 2009
We are excited about the 5th year of Black History 4 Young People
Class (ages 12-18) will start June 13, 2009.
This year, class will be held at Ben Caldwell's KAOS Network, 4343 Leimert Blvd., at 43rd Place in Los Angeles. Your youth may be interested in other classes offered there as well–violin, drama, dance and more.
Below are the documents you need to download in order to enroll your son or daughter or young person dear to you in this amazing, enlightening class. Just six Saturday mornings–hope to see you there!
By the way, this winner won a gift certificate for two to dine at Simply Wholesome one of BH4YP's sponsors! The winner for July 12 , '08 was De Voux Grant who got the most answers from reading Heritage: 365 Days of the Black Experience. All students received a free copy. Congrats, De Voux! He is pictured with Jaaye Person-Lynn,Guest Lecturer.
REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM AND FLYER
Class Starts: June 13, 2009 through August 25, 2009
Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn ~ Instructor
Fees: $60 per semester (6 classes) or $15 per, class payable in advance
2009 Class Schedule
Class Schedule: Saturdays 10:00am ~ Noon
Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn ~ Instructor
http://www.drkwaku.com (213) 368-4976 ~ voice mail.
2009 SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE
13 June From The Nile Valley To Sasha & Malia
A.) A Slide/Video trip around the world illustrating the Afrikan origin of civilization, art, science, mathematics, medicine, engineering and more.
B) The Name Game
20 June Afrikan Origin of Humanity: We Came Before Columbus
A.) An intimate investigation into the lives of the original descendants of the first human beings and their genius, creativity and ingenuity to survive.
B.) Is there proof that Afrikans were in the Americas before Columbus and helped establish America’s first civilization? Dr. Kwaku will show us!
27 June Exploration Of Afrikan Culture, Also, Toward a More Healthy Youth
A.) A rare look into modern Afrika. Understanding Afrikan symbols and experiencing customs such as: back wrapping, respect, using your head to carry things, Origins of Ebonics, etc.
B.) The End of the Couch Potato: An interactive discussion about junk food, sluggish children, keeping your teeth and more.
4 July No class – holiday weekend
11 July Intra Color Discrimination and The Use Of Negative Images
A.) We will investigate how slavery was used to divide people of Afrikan descent on the basis of kink and color and how it is being practiced today. Also the use of negative images on screen and in advertising.
B.) The way to get A’s on exams: plan and prepare!
18 July Afrikan American Accomplishments, Safety Measures & the Leimert Park Tour
A.) Exploring Afrikan success and the creations of our inventors and scientists.
B.) What to do when stopped by peace officers and appropriate behavior.
C.) A tour of Leimert Park Village, the cultural center for Black Los Angeles
25 July A special presentation for parents and students (Last Class)
A.) Parents, Sponsors Welcome!
B.) Looking Back: A special video and spoken word presentation.
C.) Student Completion Awards.
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Summer class begins June 13 – June 25, 2009
In this uncertain economy, won't you help a student attend?
Mail Check Payable to:
Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn
Inglewood, CA 90305
(213) 368-4976 ~ voice mail
For a list of past sponsors: Click Here
Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn is a native of Los Angeles, a husband, father of five sons and two grandchildren. Professionally he is a historian, musicologist, educator, author, filmmaker, and radio producer. He has two books published, with a third being published during spring 2008, and over 120 articles, essays and chapters in books published.
In the early 1980s, his dissertation chapter "Rap Music – Afrikan Music Renaissance" was the first scholarly publication on rap/hip hop and has been published in several books and the Internet. In the early 1970s, he was a record producer for A&M Records, the first Black recording engineer at the company, and only one of four Black record executives in the country.
He was also founder of the Malcolm X Center in Los Angeles. He received his bachelor degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills, his master and doctorate from UCLA, being the first person of Afrikan descent in the history of UCLA to graduate from the Individual Ph.D. Program, requiring two majors (Afrikan World History and Afrikan World Music, and a minor, anthropology). He has produced two films: Afrikan World Civilizations, covering the history, culture and accomplishments of Afrikans around the world, the first of its kind, and Afrikan World Masters, featuring John Henrik Clarke, Ivan Van Sertima, Frances Cress Welsing and Fela Anikulapo Kuti. He also teaches adult and youth history classes in the community.