Archive for July, 2013

-Week 5: Tour of Leimert Park and Students: Are you ready for your screenshot?

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This week, the class will take a tour of Leimert Park Village, the historical location for Black Los Angeles. During the tour we will visit Eso Won Books. Some of the students mentioned they have never visited a Black-owned bookstore. This will be their opportunity to observe the vastness of books written by Black authors. We will also go over techniques for receiving A’s on tests and exams in school, as well as how to conduct research. We will also touch on the recent the Emmet Till controversy and the Trayvon Martin controversy.
Please note:  Next week’s class (3 August) will be conducted at the Ladera Community Center, same time 10 a.m. til Noon. Students will be given a notice with the address as a reminder to give to parents.
Here it is in case you misplace it:

Yvonne Burke Ladera Community Center

4750 62nd Street

Los Angeles, CA (Just South of Slauson at La Brea and 62.)

This week’s Quiz Winner!

 We are proud to announce that our Week #4 Black History Quiz winner is Ilanga! He was also the first student to class so he did not miss a thing!
This talented young man who loves his long board is an excellent conversationalist and very quick witted.Week 4 Winner-Ilanga and JPL y IPL
He is pictured here with the class speakers:  Atty. Jaaye Person-Lynn, L.A. County Public Defender’s Office and Isidra Person-Lynn, who taught about The Africa you Don’t See. He received a certificate for a meal for two from Simply Wholesome,  a healthy foods eatery on Overhill and Slauson in Los Angeles. 4508 W Slauson Ave  Los Angeles, CA 90043. Ph: (323) 294-2144 www.SimplyWholesome.com.
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Week 4 Black History 4 Young People: The Afrika You Don’t See, Black Colleges, & Youth and the Law

BH4YP-Wk-4Guest lecturers Atty. Jaaye Person-Lynn and Isidra Person-Lynn will take the reins of Black History 4 Young People, Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10 a.m. til Noon.  The topics include: The Africa You Don’t See, Black Colleges, True Life 10 Years Out of High School and Youth and the Law. NOTE:  Actor and family friend Michael B. Jordan took this pic with Jaaye and Isidra after a recent screening.  Jordan is starring in this powerful film titled Fruitvale Station, about Oscar Grant, slain by Oakland Police.

The general perception of Afrika centers on thick forests (known as jungles), wild animals and safaris. To the surprise of many, Afrika has some of the most modern cities and homes in the world. Isidra Person-Lynn, video journalist and educator, will show those, Afrikan customs, symbols and more. This is an eye-opening experience. Attorney Jaaye Person-Lynn will expose legal areas young people should be aware of from protesting and simple infractions and misdemeanors to serious felonies. He will also explain the importance of attending a Black college and its benefits. Don’t miss this very important class.

Location: 3333 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90008 (Near Crenshaw and Vernon), two blocks east on 43rd and Leimert Blvd.)
Ph: (213) 394-5075  For 12-18 year olds.
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Tatum Cravens, winner of the Black History Quiz, Week 3.  Congratulations!

Pictured:  Dr. Kwaku and Michael B Jordan star of Fruitvale Station. Go see it!

REGISTER FOR CLASS INIMG_0904 4 EASY STEPS

The class fee is only $15 for the class Saturday 10 am til Noon session.Please scroll below to fill out the registration form.  You can even pay online for the entire course, or bring cash or check to class.

1) Click to Register Your Student Here

2) Print your registration receipt

3) Send $15, cash, check or money order

Fully paid class members receive the certificate and participate in the class quiz.

Per class students will be considered fully paid if they attend 4 classes at $15 each.

4) Print your payment receipt and bring with your 12-18 year old to class

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NOTES: Please make sure we have your info if you pay per class!

Fees: Class is only $15 per student per Saturday, payable on site.

 

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BH4YP Week 3: Colorism-Do we still discriminate within the race?

BLACK HISTORY 4 YOUNG PEOPLE ~ 3333 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA (Near Crenshaw and Vernon, across from the Park, near the Vision Theater) Saturdays, 10:00am – Noon.
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One of the dire results of slavery is how it divided Black people by color complexion. The dark skin/light skin division caused friends and families to oppose one another in very disastrous ways. We will look at how this developed and what slave owners did to amplify the problem to their advantage, and its affects today.
light-skinned-vs-dark-skinned-1024x663Dr. Kwaku will also show a display of Black art and photography many have never seen. He will also give each student his highly requested article: “Getting A’s On Exams,” as well as a vintage Black History Calendar titled Heritage: 365 Days of the Black Experience, donated by author/educator Deloris Holt. They are from a previous year, but are chock full of important history dates which don’t change, and are for reference only!

This impactful class will be remembered for a long time to come.

Also, please scroll below to see our weekly Black History Quiz winners from Week One and Week Two. Special thanks to Simply Wholesome a great and healthy eatery which donates the Gift Certificates your winning children and you will enjoy. They are located at Overhill and Slauson in Los Angeles.

Thank you to Kofi Opantiri who donated two scholarships for students to attend.  We thank you for entrusting your students to us and we hope they will enjoy the class!

For our last class where the parents are invited to attend, we are looking for that student who is a great performer in our midst, who wouldn’t ind sharing a song, poem, etc., plus a few budding scholars to share something they have learned from Dr. Kwaku’s history class.

Your Act of Kindness is Appreciated: Finally, after class last week, while students were waiting for parents to arrive, we were down to three students.  I want to publicly commend  Kendal Lake, who although she was chatting with a friend, while her father was talking to Dr. Kwaku, reached out to chat with another student who was standing alone.  We love it when selfless students help us foster a positive community here at Black History 4 Young People. Just wanted to thank her!

Location: 3333 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90008 (Near Crenshaw and Vernon), two blocks east on 43rd and Leimert Blvd.)
Ph: (213) 394-5075  For 12-18 year olds.

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And, we have the Simply Wholesome winners!

Each week at the end of class, thanks to our sponsors, we give away a gift certificate to Simply Wholesome, the popular healthy eatery on Slauson and Overhill in Los Angeles.  Thanks to the owner Purcell Keeling as well as manager Apryl Sims for the past 5 years of sponsorship. Her daughter and son are past members of the class and are now in or headed for college!

Here is Week One’s winner: Anthony Johnson, who is going to the 9th grade in the fall.

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And Week Two’s winner is, Shayne Perry, who will be a junior in the Fall: She and her brother Kedar attend together.

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Winning isn’t easy so congrats to both. Note taking helps!

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Class #2 July 6, 2013: Beyond 1492: We Came Before Columbus

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BLACK HISTORY 4 YOUNG PEOPLE ~ 3333 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA (Near Crenshaw and Vernon) 10:00am – Noon.
This Saturday we will cover the Americas like nothing students have ever seen. We will begin with a graphic lecture by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima on the Olmec civilization, the first civilization in the Americas. Next, Dr. Kwaku will deliver a very powerful lecture on the earliest American civilizations, as well as cover what people of Afrikan descent have created and accomplished in early and present day America. Our students will not be exposed to this information in their educational training, so they will be ahead of the game in American history.
Location: 3333 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90008 (Near Crenshaw and Vernon, two block east on 43rd and Leimert Blvd.)
Ph: (213) 394-5075  For 12-18 year olds.

REGISTER FOR CLASS IN 4 EASY STEPS

The class fee is only $60 for the 6 week Saturday 10 am til Noon session. (That’s $10 per class) Or students may pay $15 per individual class. Either way, scroll below to fill out the registration form.  You can even pay online for the entire course, or bring cash or check to class. Parents are invited to the last class.

1) Click to Register Your Student Here

2) Print your registration receipt

3) Click “Buy Now” button below to Pay Online (Only $60!)

Fully paid class members receive the certificate and participate in the class quiz.

Per class students will be considered fully paid if they attend 4 classes at $15 each.

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4) Print your payment receipt and bring with your 12-18 year old to class.

NOTES: You may  register and pay the first day of class if seats are available.

There will be a $2.50 handling fee for online payments.

If you want to only pay for a day pass, that is $15 per student per Saturday, payable on site.

Simple as that!

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