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Re: Historically Black Colleges and Universities Litigation

Yemaya ·
Wow. Now I wonder how this lawsuit will affect funding to other HBCUs in other states. This is definitely a landmark case that will need to be watched closely. Thank you for sharing this Sunnubian.
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Re: Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

Cholly ·
iTunes U , iBooks Author and iBooks 2..all this new advanced technology for the classroom at all levels is great but IMO, this also greatly hampers the learning abilities of the newer generations at all ages because "actual human thinking" is being left out of the equation and all your thinking is done for you....by way of a computerized device with an internet connection. I was listening to the radio a fews days ago and the DJ has a report that reveals that high school students who were...
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Re: Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

Yemaya ·
I think Xumbrachist has covered this topic before. But this I believe is good for once you have the basics down, math skills, reading comprehension, etc. Then working on iTunesU or other online courses and resources can benefit you.
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Re: Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

Xumbrarchist ·
A National Recommended Reading List could have reinvented education decades before Apple existed. It is not the technology it is the information you put into the technology. A book is technology just like a tablet computer is technology. That book means there are paper mills somewhere. There are machines to cut the paper. Printers that print the ink onto the paper and machines that bind the book. The tablet computer means there are machines to manufacture integrated circuits somewhere and...
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Re: Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

Cholly ·
Quote by Xumbrarchist: "A book is technology just like a tablet computer is technology". So why is that "wooden" book more effective in teaching children (and allowing teachers to teach more efficently) how to learn the basics in reading, writing and math skills than a tablet computer in all it's various forms? What's that old saying..."sometimes less is more"?...and "more" (in today's case, much much more) can severly curve your learning. Having more does not make you smarter or better...
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Re: Can Apple Change Education With the New iTunes U?

Xumbrarchist ·
Who says wooden books are more effective than computers? What percentage of teachers are REALLY GOOD? I would bet less than 10% But the effectiveness of computers was proven in 1987 and they didn't have tablets then. http://firstmonday.org/htbin/c...nterFriendly/507/428 The interesting thing about that case is that the teachers did not interfere because they did not want to be bothered with students they regarded as trouble makers. So the students didn't have to be bothered with teachers on...
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Re: Louisiana Makes Bold Bid To Privatize Public Education

sunnubian ·
African America is going to have to see where they stand on this issue. On the one hand, our children would be better off if we could open our own schools in our own communities (and Churches). On the other hand, if we assist in de-funding public schools, where will our children be educated at when they change the game on us? (and they always do). Or, should African Americans fight like hell against this, which is going nationwide, and do whatever it takes to make ALL Public Schools better...
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Re: Louisiana Makes Bold Bid To Privatize Public Education

Yemaya ·
That is bold. Where does the left stand on this? Will they try to block this privatization of the school system? I predict if Louisiana passes this, it will be a matter of months before every state tries the same thing. And illiteracy will be back at 1789 America.
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Re: Louisiana Makes Bold Bid To Privatize Public Education

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: African America is going to have to see where they stand on this issue. On the one hand, our children would be better off if we could open our own schools in our own communities (and Churches). On the other hand, if we assist in de-funding public schools, where will our children be educated at when they change the game on us? (and they always do). Or, should African Americans fight like hell against this, which is going nationwide, and do whatever it takes to...
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Re: BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

Xumbrarchist ·
This is the very first book I remember buying on my own. Star Surgeon, by Alan Nourse http://www.amazon.com/Star-Sur...Nourse/dp/1598180657 It probably cost me 35 cents, most of my weekly allowance. LOL It has now been free on the Internet for SIX YEARS. http://www.gutenberg.org/files.../18492-h/18492-h.htm The computer and Internet situation is way different from what it was just ten years ago. I recently found that Hugo Gernsback was advocating science fiction as a method to learn science...
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Re: BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

Xumbrarchist ·
Got a list of any of those books? That is almost 1 book per day from age 3. um
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Re: BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

sunnubian ·
Yeah, are they going to PREPARE these kids to be able to read that well by the first grade? That's one of the biggest problems with our schools right now, in their desperation to plug-n-chug to stay in compliance with NCLB, they leave no room for students to actually study, therefore, learn what they are being taught. Now, they have teachers teaching second graders like they're in a lecture class, then they test them. What ever happened to teach, practice, study, then test? But, it also...
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Re: BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

Xumbrarchist ·
It looks like the Google Nexus 7 is going to be a low enough cost tablet from a BIG NAME brand to become popular enough. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets...tastic-200-tablet/3/ It has the processing power of the iPad 2 and 3 and the screen resolution is better than the 2 and in spitting distance of the 3. And it costs HALF AS MUCH!!! So when are Black Americans going to standardise on some hardware? Imagine 200,000 Black families all buying Google Nexus tablets. Maybe Black Churches should...
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Re: BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: It looks like the Google Nexus 7 is going to be a low enough cost tablet from a BIG NAME brand to become popular enough. http://arstechnica.com/gadgets...tastic-200-tablet/3/ It has the processing power of the iPad 2 and 3 and the screen resolution is better than the 2 and in spitting distance of the 3. And it costs HALF AS MUCH!!! So when are Black Americans going to standardise on some hardware? Imagine 200,000 Black families all buying Google Nexus...
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Re: BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

sunnubian ·
Yeah, today's "Black Church" is not your father's/grand-father's "Black Church".
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Re: BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

Xumbrarchist ·
Well assuming a kid has some access to technology here is something to do with it: The best free cultural & educational media on the web http://www.openculture.com/science_videos Xum
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Re: BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

Xumbrarchist ·
What we're learning from online education http://www.ted.com/talks/daphn...sm=on.ted.com_Koller I think she is not confronting the consequences of this universal education. It will force more fundamental changes. What will it do to supply and demand regarding jobs. If qualified people are a dime a dozen then WHAT? I am not using that as an excuse to not do it. I think our entire concept of jobs, careers and economic class structure needs to change. Xum
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Re: BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

Yemaya ·
So quickly, are you implying that society would be forced to be more equal? I don't think that it will be equitable even if everyone had access to equal education. There's always going to be those who are more driven, more intelligent than others as well as those who are not as intelligent. However I do think that people have the ability to excel in what they are highly proficient in. Its those talents that will eventually reshape the society.
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Re: BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

Xumbrarchist ·
And how many that are more intelligent can't get ahead because the system does not necessarily reward intelligence. I have met plenty of salesmen who make a great buck who are really good liars. Look at the computer industry now. Do you really believe all of these operating system upgrades from Microsoft make sense? What happens when you do not have a degree or credit hours in a subject and yet you know enough to understand when someone with a degree is telling you bullsh#? You may not be...
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Re: BlackAmericanAgenda for EDUCATION

Xumbrarchist ·
Modern Higher Education http://www.smbc-comics.com/ind...b=comics&id=2729 Xum
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Re: Successful Black Youth

EbonyRose ·
WOW!!! This was waaaaaaaayyyy cool!!!
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Re: How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense

Xumbrarchist ·
Now that is truly hilarious. How do we expect to resolve complicated scientific problems when we cannot address simple ones? Is the Empire State Building 80 years old or not? The neutron had not even been discovered when the ESB was completed. There were no electronic computers when the ESB was designed. Don't all skyscrapers have to hold themselves up? Doesn't that mean more weight must be supported toward the bottom? Doesn't that mean there must be more steel toward the bottom? So why...
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Re: No more Head Start cash for City of Detroit

sunnubian ·
Detroit Mayor: “The Waiting Game Costs 10 Million Dollars A Month!” [VIDEO] Previous Click for More Post by Mildred Gaddis in Detroit Now on Mar 8, 2012 at 8:05 am Detroit Mayor Dave Bing sat down with Mildred Gaddis the day after his State of the City address. Mayor Bing stated an Emergency Manager is not Governor Snyder ‘s first choice for Detroit. What is Detroit Mayor Bing’s take on this: “He doesn’t think Detroit can fix its self with an emergency manager. I told him we agree with that…...
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Re: No more Head Start cash for City of Detroit

Yemaya ·
What the hell is going on in Detroit???!!!!
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Re: No more Head Start cash for City of Detroit

NSpirit ·
Wow.
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Re: Kenya Based Company Develops BRCK-Kio, a ‘Classroom-in-the-Box’

sunnubian ·
The potential of this is HUGE! This could very well be an avenue African Americans can take to be able to get their children out of failing schools , start up private schools and community schools for African American children across America, and/or give African American children a quality education minus the Pipe-Line From School To Prison government schools disproportionately target Black children for. [Check it out Koco, Xum, everyone; let me know what you think].
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Re: Kenya Based Company Develops BRCK-Kio, a ‘Classroom-in-the-Box’

Kocolicious ·
I agree my sista. This is an excellent idea. And children learn quicker dealing with technology and adapt to it quite well. We can benefit from this wonderful idea and basically teach our children the way we want them taught. And if we continue to include kinesthetic strategies in the learning process....our kids will soar. Absolutely. This is interesting. A pilot project on this should be implemented by African Americans in the educational system. Just to see. Cuz I know that home schooling...
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Re: Kenya Based Company Develops BRCK-Kio, a ‘Classroom-in-the-Box’

DennisKalita ·
African-based multi-cultural project. It works. This is the time to go global
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Re: Kenya Based Company Develops BRCK-Kio, a ‘Classroom-in-the-Box’

sunnubian ·
I posted this post script to my post in the wrong place earlier: 2 hours ago However, I cannot find anything about this product that actually says anything about a Curriculum.
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Re: Kenya Based Company Develops BRCK-Kio, a ‘Classroom-in-the-Box’

Fabulous ·
I think it's a great idea but I'd love to see the curriculum. He made an excellent point, " we need to do away with thinking about other people's problems; other people's issues, and solve our issues for our own children ." Amen.
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Re: Is it Time for Black People to Reconsider a Black Nation Within a Nation and Armed Self-Defense?

Norland ·
We are NEVER going to be able to live as a NATION in this NATION. Pleeze!!!!!!! We'd all be in one place being a so-called "nation", they'd get every damn weapon they had and don't have and drop the entire assortment upon our heads. Negro forever OBLITERATED. These suckers wish they had a magic wand to make all black life disappear everywhere as it is. Something about melanin that drives these albinos beyond INSANE. I, personally have never seen them and the people of the world so god damn...
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Re: Is it Time for Black People to Reconsider a Black Nation Within a Nation and Armed Self-Defense?

sunnubian ·
The thing is, to live LIKE we are our own nation, within the nation.
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Re: Is it Time for Black People to Reconsider a Black Nation Within a Nation and Armed Self-Defense?

Momentum ·
Exactly, we already have established communities and we can behave like we are a nation within a nation and that can start today.
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Re: Is it Time for Black People to Reconsider a Black Nation Within a Nation and Armed Self-Defense?

Norland ·
And the cops are crawling around the established communities like slugs and picking our sons off one by one NOW with some added help from "EACH OTHER". If we become a so-called nation within their STOLEN NATION, we won't even have time to bend over to kiss our black asses good bye. It'll be !! We'll be and .
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Re: Is it Time for Black People to Reconsider a Black Nation Within a Nation and Armed Self-Defense?

Kocolicious ·
Sista Norland wrote: We are NEVER going to be able to live as a NATION in this NATION. Pleeze!!!!!!! I agree. Not as long as we continue to back stab, kill, sabotage, disrespect, disregard, ignore and discredit each other. I don't see how. It gon take more than merely words. It's gon take a desire, will and a dedication. And a lot of black folks just ain't made of that...unless it comes with MONEY. So it will be interesting to see how this generation is going to prevail. I don't agree that...
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Re: Is it Time for Black People to Reconsider a Black Nation Within a Nation and Armed Self-Defense?

Norland ·
Shit, just paying the fucking cable bill is damn near a one-way ticket to somewhere folks aren't a pain in the ass/killingeach other like there's no tomorrow; which there ISN'T for the bullet/bomb recipients. Somebody owes the progeny of the former slaves 300 years back pay. You leave money we made for you to your babies when you die. Take care of the folks babies that made the MONEY FOR YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then we'll be able to get the fuck out of here. We're NOT...
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Re: Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

Kocolicious ·
To me prison has always been a new form of slavery. It restricts human growth and limits the ability to evolve....plus massa continues to get paid for human chattel. In other countries, there is no profit prisons in the way that it is here. I remember seeing an article about prison life in Sweden I think. It looked like a camp resort where prisoners couldn't leave but where allowed to work outside the prisons and return daily. I don't remember if they kept the money earned but it wasn't...
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Re: Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex

Norland ·
Prison is nothing but enslavement. The way to avoid it is to refrain from doing things to get your ass locked up. The entire United States of America is our imprisonment when it gets right down to the situation. Can't do a damn thing without their approval. It's a damn shame when they can tell you whether or not YOU can wear DREADLOCKS, when all they have are spider webs that can become lice infected in a heartbeat. The hair of the DOG, that most times looks better on the DOG, much better.
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Yemaya ·
I hear this statistics now more than ever, But how many complete college??? That's the real question that needs to be addressed. I haven't found an answer to this yet.
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: I hear this statistics now more than ever, But how many complete college??? That's the real question that needs to be addressed. I haven't found an answer to this yet. That is a good question; something that should be answered by African Americans in academia in positions of educating, enrolling, counseling and motivating students, particularly those at our HBCUs. IMO, most people do not complete college because they come in with a lot of personal and/or family...
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Kocolicious ·
I'm not SURPRISED at this data. Been going on for nearly 30 years. Sooooo this ain't new news. Like sista Yemaya asks "what about those who have gone to college?" Take the words right outta my mouth why dontcha! But
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Xumbrarchist ·
If we had possessed a good Recommended Reading List for kids decades ago, could we have made college obsolete some time ago? Xum
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Kocolicious ·
@Brotha Xum: Good question! But!
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Xumbrarchist ·
There is a statement in this video that is really funny in a disgusting sort of way at 21:45: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAuIEN-JQ-Y "You Americans have the best high school education in the world. What a pity you have to go to college to get it." This video is from 1998 so that is what some people in England were thinking about American education 15 years ago. The system is a scam to make kids spend a lot of time and a lot money having information dribbled out to them. A reading list...
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Kocolicious ·
Brotha Xum! I think you have found your crusade. Your....passion.... mission...your "gift" to the world. Go for it! Children will benefit all the more. But!
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Re: "More Black Men in College Than In Prison": Isn't True

Kocolicious ·
regarding the article's statement, it is funny as heck. Cuz when I was in high school a thousand years ago, I graduated prepared. If I had decided NOT to go to college...I would have STILL had enough skills to find a job and take care of myself independently. Today? Nope. High schoolers are at a disadvantage cuz for the most part, many essential components were TAKEN out of high school curriclum and transferred over to the college level. Totally UNFAIR. And it didn't have anything to do with...
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Re: Chicago to Shutter 50 Public Schools: Is Historic Mass Closure an Experiment in Privatization?

Xumbrarchist ·
What was so great about the schools before 2001? We did not have tablets and netbooks before 2001. So Maybe we should just bypass the paleface controlled so called educational system anyway. Do some research and they claim accounting was invented in Italy 700 years ago but they can't make accounting mandatory for White kids So has school really been nothing but controlled miseducation all along? If they had made accounting mandatory for the last 50 years maybe all of these economic problems...
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Re: British Black Panthers

Kocolicious ·
Wow! My memories of the black panthers in America...in my neighborhood back in the day is NOT good. I never saw them as the heroes for the black community. It was about power and women. In that order. And my question is again. Where are they NOW? And where were they during the explosion of crack cocaine and gangs? How come they didn't come to our rescue then? Why alllllll know why. But!
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Re: British Black Panthers

Adrian ·
Are you serious? Go google COINTELPRO. They were systematically persecuted, jailed and murdered by the State.
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Re: British Black Panthers

Kocolicious ·
Yes I'm serious. I didn't stuttter when I said it. I don't have to google anything....I was THERE!!!! What about YOU? Were you there? You're so busy trying to throw me under the bus....ANSWER THE QUESTIONS. Where are the Black Panthers now and where were they DURING the crack cocaine and gang banging explosion in the black community? Don't fillabuster me. I am very CLEAR on the questions I'm asking. Got any answers? Didn't think so. But!
 
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