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Airborne: Stuckey - The Scholar-Warrior

Mo! to a Black Scholar with a Black Mission!
The first time I'd ever got on a plane was to go to a lecture by this giant of a man. I didn't know who he was; I was sent to represent his friend and protege, Dr. (Sister) Sonja Hayes Stone, who was chair of the newly forming African and African Studies Program (AAS) that would become a department at UNC-CH.

When I showed pictures from my trip which included pictures of clouds under the wing of the plane. She said: "That was your first flight, huh?" She laughed. Then we got down to what I learned from Stuckey. She told me stories of their work together in Chicago. I became a Stuckey-ite for life. I threw myself into understanding the National Negro Convention Movement and Black Nationalism of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Years before, my mother had moved me away from the New York just before my teenage years where I would have been engaged with the burgeoning cultural nationalist movements in NY like The East or the NOI, …

Araminta (Harriet Tubman) WHB Weekend - Interview w/ Monica Utsey

AYA Launches its Preparatory Academy to Serve 8 - 10 Year-Olds

Over the years I invariably got the question, "Can we try our 9-year-old in AYA?"  Most often those nine-year-olds have been ready for AYA's regular middle school section.  Especially with AYA's formula of high nurturance and high expectation, the nine-years olds stepped up and did us all proud.

From time to time our nine-year-olds need a little more support than they can easily get in the middle school section.  At AYA, the teacher is always teaching via live instruction.  They also can use more time getting acclimated to a web-based instruction program. In the AYA Preparatory Academy, they can get a little more direction and support.

If you have that eight to ten-year-old that could benefit from an African-centered, rigorous, nurturing and supportive educational environment, please reach out to us today.

Fortunately, we can offer you a free trial of a day to see how he/she does.  We also can start students out in our regular middle school section and take them to …
AYA Preparatory Academy Opens
Come and meet Mama Kiya Green of Trenton, NJ and Mama Sherrie Muhammad of Lexington, Kentucky, the two AYA teachers who will hold down the AYA Prep Academy. Sunday, August 5th 8:00 PM Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/4042929002 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465588656,,4042929002# or +16699006833,,4042929002#
Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833 Meeting ID: 404 292 9002 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/VvGdk Click here to let us know you will attend. Join us won't you,  Afiya and Wekesa Madzimoyo