Hello everyone and Happy New Year!
I hope 2018 is already exceeding your expectations and providing you with lots of hope for the future.
The motivation for this post just came to me when I saw an advert on Facebook, and I felt that I had to share it because the product fits in with what I am trying to do with this site.
The advert was for black history flash cards – a new resource offered by Urban Intellectuals for black children and adults, to inform them about their rich cultural and intellectual history which, as I have said countless times before, is not often recognised.
On the website it claims that this 52-card series is “designed to combat the miseducation and suppression of Black achievements around the globe… (and) gives a strong foundation of the many untold stories and unknown figures that have given shape, colour, and definition to the worlds of academia, science, civil rights, education, the arts, and more.”
I know if I had children I’d definitely buy them these cards, which are filling a shameful gap left by education systems around the world, because it’s obviously essential to educate our youth about black pioneers in many fields who have paved the way, (while sometimes facing seemingly insurmountable odds), for us to follow.
When our children know their history they will become a confident, inspired and empowered generation who will know their worth and know that there is no limit to what they can do.
I think the cards are a great idea and there are plans for more so I hope our community and others will support the initiative – spread the word.
Click this link to take a closer look at the black history flash cards.