Sounds of St. Kitts & Nevis

I know when the West Indian Day Parade comes around in September it’s all about representing your people. Every island is hyped to hit Eastern Parkway and wine up and turn up. True coinneseurs of the parade know your flag is required in the reveling and showing your cultural pride. Nonetheless being able to identify […]

Sounds of St. Kitts & Nevis

I know when the West Indian Day Parade comes around in September it’s all about representing your people. Every island is hyped to hit Eastern Parkway and wine up and turn up. True coinneseurs of the parade know your flag is required in the reveling and showing your cultural pride. Nonetheless being able to identify […]

Decolonizing Minds

“…we here in America are facing some of the very same challenges in our education system as on the continent. What we have in common with many parts of Africa is that we are still operating in a colonized system.”

Native Tongue: Gullah/Geechi Nation

Recently, I was working with a teacher on a unit that was partially centered around the terms “code switching” and “code meshing”. She mentioned that her students were torn between feeling empowered to speak in their home language in all settings and still feeling somewhat “inauthentic” because they were compelled to switch their dialect and […]

Let Africa inspire you.

“As we seek to expand our understanding and knowledge of Africa and the diaspora as a whole, we must do more than just debunk outdated, patriarchal and racist ideas of “the dark continent”…”

Cultural Literacies Worldwide

Yesterday, Nakeeba shared with us the importance of tapping into the the soundtrack and music of our collective movements as Diasporic people. ¬†She helped us to see how we can capitalize on this rich source of culture to deepen the learning experiences of our students. As we continue in this work of de-centering whiteness in […]