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Week 2: The African Influence of the Olmec Civilizations and The History of Black People in the Americas

BLACK HISTORY 4 YOUNG PEOPLE
The African Influence of the Olmec Civilizations and The History of Black People in the Americas
Location: Kaos Network: 3333 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90008 (Largest cross streets: Crenshaw and Vernon.  Class is two blocks east of Crenshaw on 43rd at Leimert Blvd.)  TIME:  10:00am – Noon  (Ages 12-18 – Give or take)

Dr. Kwaku with an Olmec Head. He calls it “Brothers.”

Topic #1:
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.
Topic #2:
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.
Join us! The Entire series is $60 (still a discount) or $15 per class.  Bring a friend!Ask about our scholarships provided by Sponsor Kofi Opantiri! For more details, visit http://www.drkwaku.wordpress.comor call (213) 394-5075.

Keion Collins, winner of the Week One Black History Quiz, sponsored by Simply Wholesome.Congratulations!

Congratulations to our First Week Black History Quiz Winner:  Keion Collins, Perris, Ca  (See his photo in the previous post). Take notes so you can win your own gift certificate for Simply Wholesome, an all natural popular restaurant on Overhill and Slauson in Los Angeles.

Note: After class this week, stop by the Leimert Park Book Fair.  It’s Free!  Check for details:  http://www.leimertparkbookfair.com/

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Black History 4 Young People 3rd Week 6/10/10

Click photos to enlarge and read more!

IN THIS WEEK’S CLASS:

Topic One: Intra Color Discrimination (That Dark skinned-Light skinned thing!)


We will investigate how slavery was used to divide people of Afrikan descent on the basis of a dark skin or light skin complexion, and how Intra Color Discrimination is still being practiced today. This is one of the worst tragedies affecting our community, but our understanding of the history will not allow it to continue.

Topic Two:
The Afrikan Origin of Humanity

We will also look at the lifestyle and culture of the Baka People, the descendants of the first human beings who occupied the world before later humans evolved. The entire human race came from these small Afrikans.

To the Parents!

We trust you had a beautiful holiday weekend.  For the first time, we are including the questions that were asked at the conclusion of the class. Again, congrats to our young winner, Ms. Halle! (Click to enlarge her picture above).

Have summer guests?  Bring your 12-18 year old relatives and friends to class for the per class rate:  $15 per class.

Location: KAOS Studios,
3333 W. 43rd Pl. (corner of 43rd Place and Leimert Blvd.),
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Time:  10 a.m. sharp!  to Noon!

Important Date:

31 July Parents Are Invited to the Last Class.

Dr. Kwaku’s Voice Mail: (213) 368-4976

Note:  During Class, please phone Isidra’s Cell phone which was given to you the first week.

How Much Black History Do you Know? Take the Quiz!

Congratulations to young Halle, who answered the most questions.  As our Week 2 winner, she and a guest can go eat delicious food at Simply Wholesome with her Gift Certificate! But, how much do YOU know?  Take the same quiz she did and see how many you get right!

Questions from the Dr. John Henrik Clarke Interview: (Answers are below.)

1. Name the essay Dr. John Henrik Clarke read to get him started?

2. What is the first college to have a Black Studies program?  _____________________________

3. Dr. Clarke said we need the reconsider the Black people of that century?  _____________________________

4. Name two American things found in Afrika before Columbus. _____________________________

5. What was the first civilization in the Americas?  _____________________________

6. How many voyages did Columbus make to America?  _____________________________

7. Who was the worlds 1st multi genius? _____________________________

8. Name the king who organized the Hawaiian Islands into a nation.   _____________________________

9. King Abubakari sailed to America with how many ships? _____________________________

Questions from the Origins of Rap DVD

10. What are the four elements of Hip Hop?   _____________________________

11. Who are the three fathers of hip hop?   _____________________________

ANSWERS

Q     Questions from the Dr. John Henrik Clarke Interview:

1. Name the essay Dr. John Henrik Clarke read to get him started?  The Negro Digs Up His Past. (Full text at link)

2. What is the first college to have a Black Studies program?  San Francisco State.

3. Dr. Clarke said we need the reconsider the Black people of that century?  The 19th century.

4. Name two American things found in Afrika before Columbus. Pineapple, cotton.

5. What was the first civilization in the Americas?  Olmec.

6. How many voyages did Columbus make to America?  Four.

7. Who was the worlds 1st multi genius?  Imhotep

8. Name King who organized the Hawaiian Islands into a nation.  King Kamehameha.

9. King Abubakari sailed to America with how many ships?  200.

Questions from the Origins of Rap DVD

10. What are the four elements of Hip Hop?  Dj’ing, Scratching, graffiti, and break dancing

11. Who are the three fathers of hip hop?  DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa.

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It’s time for Black History 4 Young People 2009

Greetings!

A Look Back 5 Years Ago


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.
 

A Look Back – Photo Slide Show

Become a Sponsor!
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
Box 2946
Inglewood, CA 90305

(213) 368-4976 ~ voice mail

For a list of past sponsors: Click Here

About Dr. Kwaku:

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. 

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