Native Studies is the setting right of names, the righting of names as much as the writing of names. In any study that deserves to be called Native Studies, there will be no un-named, so-called Native informants. There will be no un-named elders. The words of elders and other sources of information are attributed, so that the names if these knowledgeable people can take their place besides the names if the non-Native authorities so carefully cited in scholarly practice. Place names will also be righted, so that the inscriptions on the land developed over centuries by First Nations may once again be read, the stories once again told. The names of the First Nations themselves — Inuit instead of Eskimo, Gwi’chin instead of Loucheaux, Innu instead of Montagnais — will be returned by them, to them.
Space, considered lucidly, bears a striking resemblance to a medium for thought, studded with narrow, dense cells with fringed markings and endowed with gigantic, threadlike axons which extend and connect with what is near and far.
The line between education and brainwashing is paper thin
An African centered education is not just preparing for jobs, and skills, and that kind of nonsense. It’s about life, and surviving, and overthrowing, and being liberated as a people. As I tell you, you can die with these skills. The accumulation by Black people of mere knowledge, and the accumulation of African people of mere skills in no way provides protection for us as a people. It’s not going to do it.
If you’re not discussing a nation within a nation and operate as such, you are wasting your time accumulating knowledge and information. You’re going to die Black and proud. It’s not enough to become Afrocentric in your knowledge. It’s not enough to collect skills. Skills and knowledge must be organized under the general purpose of the people themselves or else it doesn’t matter.
Mathigon presents the first fully interactive and adaptive mathematics textbook. Using beautiful graphics and animated simulations, it makes advanced mathematical ideas accessible to the general public.
Seriously cool website and a lot of fun to browse. Checkit.
Omg this is so fucking cool. Can we turn this into a learning device with that same interface and just 3d print em en mass to poor communities lacking educational outlets???
I’m still not over this site.
‘Toussaint Louverture’ by french-senegalese director Philippe Niang
The long overdue first fiction ever made about the man who, born into slavery, became a General in the French army and even defied Napoleon’s power by making his homeland, Haïti, the first independent Black State in the world, an abolitionist and anti-colonialist State. In three hours, director Philippe Niang draws a breathtaking historical epic which perfectly translates the complex personality of the hero of Haitian independence and of the liberation of Black peoples.
….was somebody looking for the animorphs books in ebook form because here you go sorry you don’t get to do the cool flippy thing but have fun