Education during these unusual times. Part 1: Children

oshunschild's Blog: Simply my thoughts and feelings about being an Iyalocha in London

In many places now internationally, the majority of children are at home. Some children are having to attend online classes, others are having work sent to them. All in all, it can be an opportunity to be more adventurous with children’s education. Personally, it has been a time for learning with my granddaughter, in some aspects like growing vegetables, and foraging. There are also Spiritual aspects of my life that I am able now to share with her, such as learning more about our rituals and also beading which I am enjoying teaching,  but there are also amazing online opportunities and resources that I believe all children can access.

KIIRE WELLNESS: My top recommendation is the classes run by Oludare in the form of kiirewellness.   For the last five or six weeks, my granddaughter has been taking part in Oludare’s song and movement classes. Currently expanding the content, she…

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Marcus Wyatt’s ZAR Jazz Orchestra Into Dust: situation normal, all fired up

Originally posted on sisgwenjazz:
“What could be more mysterious than a work of music?” writes US jazz critic Ted Gioia. “When the aliens arrive from their distant galaxy, they won’t have much trouble understanding our food, sex and politics – those all make perfect sense. But they will scratch their green scaly heads at why…

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An appreciation of Mumia Abu Jamal’s book: Have Black Lives Ever Mattered

Originally posted on Green Ankh Works:
“A must-read for anyone interested in social justice and inequalities, social movements, the criminal justice system, and African American history. An excellent companion to Michelle Alexander’s?The New Jim Crow?and Ava DuVernay’s documentary?13th.”?—Library Journal, Starred Review “I was fortunate to grow up in a community in which it was apparent…

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