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The National Black United Front will host an information session about its N'Joya Weusi Saturday School. The session is for those that are interested in learning about African Centered Education, would like to be part of the development of the upcoming fall session or desire to have their children participate.
The upcoming fall session will take place every Saturday from October 4 - November 1, 2014. The location is We Act Radio Station 1918 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE Washington DC, 11am - 2pm.
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org - (301) 836 - 1826
Ways that one can participate or help:
1. Enroll your child
2. Purchasing an item from the NBUF N'Joya Weusi Saturday School Wish List:
3. Volunteer some time during one or more of the Saturday School sessions.
4. Financial Contributions
The National Black United Front (NBUF) N'Joya Weusi Saturday School is named after two of NBUF's founding members Baba Seydou N'Joya and Baba Jitu Weusi. Seydou N'Joya is a long time Pan African Activist that started as a member of the Labor Section of NBUF. He helped people with discrimination complaints in the workforce. Jitu Weusi is the architect of NBUF and is a long time Pan African Activist as well. He was a founding member of "The East" the Council of Independent Black Institutions, the Afrikan Street Festival, The NY State Freedom party and many other organizations. Baba Jitu has worked as an educator in NYC for over 40 years.
By applying point number two, of NBUF's World African Centered Education Plan, Expanding the number and quality of supplementary or after school programs in the African Community, NBUF developed its N'Joya Weusi Saturday School in Washington DC. Recognizing that the current District of Columbia educational system isn't designed to meet the needs of Africans in America, NBUF concluded that it should (as well as other community organizations) organize around supplementing the education (or lack of) that the children in the Black community are subject to in the public, as well as private and charter school system. NBUF's supplemental educational program is centered on mathematics, science, co-operative economics and a value system based upon the principles of Kwanzaa. Additionally, having a program of this nature can help deter African in America youth from the senseless horizontal violence that takes place in the Black community.
Using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as the cultural arts, the program offers a creative and organic way of learning. The N'Joya Weusi Saturday School will give youth a more productive way to channel their energy, as appose to using it to mimic the negative and stereotypical images constantly portrayed of Black people in the mainstream media. Much of the ill-advised behavior amongst young people is a result of their minds not being challenged. The old proverb many elder mothers in Black community used to say, "An idle mind is the devil's playground" has proven to be true when applied to the current focus of Black youth.
The purpose of education should be to teach a people how to become producers of goods and services, and controllers of the economy, politics, and social structure of their community. However, the current system is training Black youth how to be first class consumers and subjects of the prison industrial complex. The NBUF World African Centered Education Plan is an organizing tool that can be used to counter the mis-education of Black youth and set Black people on a path of self-determination.
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National Black United Front
The "Black United Front" is an organization made up of concerned and committed individuals and organizations who have united to assume responsibility for working and leading the struggle for a better life for themselves and their children. The Black United Front is a broad-based organization which includes all social, political, religious and cultural sections of the Black community.