Arts~Academics~Athletics = The Triple 'A' Approach (TM)

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ACADEMICS

 The Re-Greening of The Continent

 

Five United Nations agencies launch programme for 11 African countries 

 Songhai Centre website (English) / Songhai Centre website (French)

Singing praises of Songhai (UN)

 
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W.E.B. Du Bois - Philosopher/Writer

Video: Jim Crow, Du Bois & Niagara Movement

 Du Bois' Biography.com profile

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Albert Camus - Philosopher/Writer

Camus discussion on CSPAN

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Micro-Finance: "the idea that low-income individuals are capable of lifting themselves out of poverty if given access to financial services" according to KIVA / also see how Grameen helps low income folks who are working to help themselves.

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Smart links:

DemocracyNow.org (Independent News) / PBS.org (Public Education/Documentaries) / Freedocumentaries.org (See name of site) / Commondreams.org / Blackagendareport.com (Independent News)


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HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)

Howard University is our First Choice!

Useful links: A (School Info.) / B (Rankings)

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Search & Social Media

 "Welcome" or is it... ?! 

 Akwaaba / Bula Vinaka / Wamkelekile / Kuwakaribisha / Maligayang pagdating / Bienvenido / Bakherben / Välkommen / Laskavo prosymo / Salvē! / Aloha / Yōkoso / Bienvenu / Boyeyi bolamu / Fáilte roimh chách / Welkommen / Byenveni / üdvözlet / Ulihelisdi / Selamat datang / Boas-vindas / Siya namkela nonke / Welkom / Pô la bwam / Su'āgata / Powitanie / Woezor / Marhaban / ترحيب  / ਸੁਆਗਤ / 환영 / நல்வரவு / καλωσόρισμα / 歓迎 / добро пожаловать / ברוך הבא / स्वागत /


Akoben ~ An Adinkra symbol of West Africa

 

Next event:

We will be playing ONLY the music of folks in our networks!  It will be a special gathering!

Performances in order of appearance by:

Leeclaybang / E+RO=3 (Zypher Un Label) / Oxygen Eternal

Musa / Kampaign / INeViTabLe

(Read about this space's "socio-cultural pedrigee"(tm) via Los Angeles Times articles)

Facebook invitation link

 


FEATURED EVENTS


Washington, DC 

 

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    FEATURED ARTISTS

DEEJAYS IN LOS ANGELES

S.O.U.L.-O (DJ S.O.U.L.-O)

peep S.O.U.L.-O's 'groovin' site

Catch him at Carbon in Culver City

DJ Kaleem (from New Jersey)

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FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES

We are all one as 'humans'! ONE ORIGIN!!!

Le Mozart Noir (Joseph Boulagne): Reviving a Legend

 

The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain (PBS)

Hip Hop/Music's Up and Coming Legends ~ Open Mike Eagle and Ras G

Check past features @ Past Art / Favs / Academe

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Please let the artists, academics and athletes know you heard about them on Globalspora / Afrispora, thanks for the cyber-support!!!


INTELLECTUAL FOCUS: FEATURED THINKERS 

Carter G. Woodson 

The Father of Black History Month

The Origins of Black History Month

 Founder of the Association for
the Study of African American Life and History, Inc.

asalh.org/woodsonbiosketch.html

EDWARD SAID
                                   The Cambridge Introduction to Edward Said ('Look inside' link)

Good break down of his seminal text titled Orientalism (1978)

Link to Post-Colonial Studies at Emory University

Support local bookstores (links below)

Eso Won Books ('Leimert Park Village', Los Angeles, CA)

Sankofa: Video, Books and Cafe (Washington, DC)

Marcus Book Store (Oakland and San Francisco, CA)

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FEATURED CLASSICS 

SUPPORT GROOVE SESSIONS: LA (A GLOBALSPORA.com COLLABORATION EVENT)

A periodic body movement-focused gathering

(find event page on Facebook)

 

Join us on Facebook, Twitter or send message to afrispora@gmail.com.

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CTP: CURRENT THOUGHT PROCESSES:

 A quick history lesson from one of the greatest to tell 'humankind's' and the universe's history, Dr. John Henrik Clarke 


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Kotoka Airport~Accra, Ghana, West Afrik/ca

 

Enjoy our GLOBAL GUMBO

Various tastes that make 'gumbo'

(Focus: Artists that are our folks)

'GUMBO': Origin: Early 19th century: from the Angolan word kingombo 'okra'.  A.a type of Cajun music consisting of a lively blend of styles and sounds: B.a French-based patois spoken by some blacks and Creoles in Louisiana. C.a fine clayey soil that becomes sticky and impervious when wet. D. (in Cajun cooking) a spicy chicken or seafood soup thickened typically with okra or rice. (Definition source

 

 

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Dr. Dontraneil Clayborne (UCLA, Urban Planning) on behalf of Afrispora Worldwide