Mama Kyna Clemons, a quilter of 15 years and AllEyesOnDC guest, has parlayed her craft into a thriving business and means of educating Black African people of all ages about the historical and cultural relevance of quilting.
The AllEyesOnDC Show kicked off the New Year with a visit from Denise Rolark Barnes and Stuart Anderson, co-chairs of the annual Dr. King Peace Walk & Parade, an event of historical significance for the Ward 8 community that’s withstood... Continue Reading →
PHOTO: Children at a Freedom School, an iteration of self-determined Black African education that popped up in the 1960s and 70s (Courtesy Photo) In a system that attacks Black African people from all angles, it’s imperative that education becomes wholistic... Continue Reading →
At the start of this AllEyesOnDC program, guests quickly learned that the show wouldn’t focus solely on voting, but the lack of a political infrastructure that has allowed outside interests to determine the affairs of Black African communities in D.C., and other cities and towns throughout the United States.
Even as he advocated for repatriation and the forming of an independent African nation, The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey encouraged political participation among Africans in the United States, defining politics as the process by which We ensure the government works... Continue Reading →
Despite assurances that administrators would prioritize teacher safety, and that of the greater school population, an overtly opaque investigation into a student’s attempted assault against an instructor, the latest in a series of questionable events to take place in a D.C. charter school, recently culminated in the instructor’s termination, with no explanation from school officials.
When the time comes for concerted action, all We can offer is reactionary movement against forces impeding Black progress, when all along We should have been prepared to tackle Our current-day issues with an established Black-centered infrastructure, ran similarly to a separate government, or at the very least, a federation of governing bodies.
Implementing a redesign of this nature would require Black and non-Black educators to take a greater interest in global Black history and culture so that their knowledge of Black people goes beyond the trauma porn that’s chattel slavery and colonization.
Those who knew Mama Hasinatu considered her youthful disposition to be one of a kind. Even as old age crept up on her, she continued reasoning with the young people and imparting words of wisdom.