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.
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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