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It’s here, ACCLAIM, an answer to the challenges facing parents, educators and community groups who lead Afrikan youth in their education journeys!!! ACCLAIM is a research based instrument that has the Afrikan worldview at its center. The Afrikan worldview is a set of principles and guidelines for living based on strategies utilized by our Afrikan ancestors that allowed us to survive in civilized ways. As noted in the works of Marimba Ani, Jedi Shemsu Jhwety (Jacob Carruthers) and Ifagbemi Sangodare Nana Kwaku Berko I Bejana Onebunne (Wade Nobles) – I paraphrase; Afrikan people need to know of, speak about and act on the necessity and importance of our operating as a group who shares Ancestors, values and survival skills. It is in this sense that ACCLAIM is an answer for the provision of Afrikan centered education for Afrikan youth and Afrikan families.
ACCLAIM is a model that promotes, encourages and challenges leadership in schools, at home situations and learning centers, identifying as Afrikan centered, to “walk their talk” in their adherence to and practice of the Afrikan worldview. In other words, “To be an African teacher (Asa Hillard)…” or not is the question. If the answer is not in the student’s viewing of the teacher’s/adult’s practice of the Afrikan worldview, then the teacher is not Afrikan centered. Contradiction between thoughts, words and actions; Sia/Hu/Heka – The Three Essences of Humanity (Carruthers, 1998; Hilliard, 1997) causes confusion in the student due to the contradictions they witness in the adults who are in control of their learning experiences.
Such confusion or inconsistency as it concerns the Three Essences of Humanity, may be eliminated via usage of ACCLAIM. ACCLAIM supports the eradication of in-congruence within the educator’s thoughts, words and actions in their efforts to be Afrikan centered. Why and how? Because ACCLAIM encourages an Afrikan lifestyle as a necessary reflection of displaying the Afrikan worldview to Afrikan youth. Adherence to ACCLAIM may be of assistance to Afrikan centered adult education leaders (elder siblings, parents, educators, administrators) provided the practitioner identifies as Afrikan and puts forth serious efforts to exist as an Afrikan centered human being. ACCLAIM is an answer as it allows room for the Afrikan educator to reconnect to whom she/he is as an Afrikan person who walks their talk. One of many things that our Afrikan youth are good at is seeing through inconsistencies. They are the first to ask; “If you don’t practice the Afrikan worldview, then why should I practice it?” This is why it is imperative that ACCLAIM is implemented as a tool to assist Afrikan centered educators in guiding the learning experiences of Afrikan youth.
Iya Adjua, Phd;
5 Ipet 6257/ 5 Ayεwoho-Kitawonsa 13017/ 5 July 2017
Nsibidi is an indigenous adaptable and fluid writing system of two dimensional signs, three dimensional forms of pictographs and ideographs and pantomimed gestures. It originated as an esoteric form of knowledge understood by a select group of people mostly members of a secret society in Southeastern Nigeria which some sources link to the Ejagham and later spread to Efik, Igbo, Ibibio, Efut, Annang and Banyang speaking areas.
The word KWANZAA (K-wahn-zah) “is derived from the Swahili word KWANZA and is part of the phrase Matunda Ya Kwanza (first fruits).” It is a time to celebrate the Afrikan in you, the good in you, the good you have done in your life, your thoughts, words and actions on behalf of your Afrikan humanity. KWANZAA is an Afrikan American holdiay that is full of Nia/Purpose. It is a week long celebration, from December 26th to January 1st, of the new Gregorian year. KWANZAA is not a Black Christmas!!! KWANZAA is about looking at your achievements (retrospection) and improving on what you have already accomplished (introspection), while celebrating your Afrikan ancestors, Afrikan people and Afrikan contributions to the human story.
In 1966, Dr. Maulana Karenga’s Nia/Purpose was to create an “indigenous non-heroic Black holiday in the United States,” KWANZAA. It is a holiday for Afrikan people of all locations, backgrounds and beliefs. The roots of KWANZAA are continental Afrikan, but the branches and fruit are distinctly Afrikan American. As the founder, Dr. Karenga sought to connect Afrikan people everywhere to our ancestral beginnings, it is this connection that makes KWANZAA “a holiday of the first fruits. Based on a direct transfer of knowledge coming out of the traditions of agricultural peoples of Afrika, who celebrated and gave thanks for harvests at designated times during the year, your present day Nia/Purpose is to continue this legacy by celebrating and giving thanks for what you have achieved at this point in your life.
The heart of KWANZAA is the NGUZO SABA (In-goo-zoh Sah-bah) or the Seven Principles. The seven principles can be practiced daily, since there are seven days in a week you can apply each principle to a day of the week and continue doing this throughout the year. This is a guaranteed strategy to keep you grounded and focused on your planned life goals or your Nia/Purpose. Which principle would you practice today to reinforce your life’s Nia/Purpose? You can also, combine principles for one day, but there should never be a day that you go without acknowledging a personal effort to practice a principle of KWANZAA!