PurposeConduct classroom spoken word workshops/Zoom session to increase English Literacy, Public Speaking and understanding of History; where students have fun “in character” while projecting themselves in that role.
ProblemMany African American students grades k-12 have limited curriculum regarding positive ancestry. “In mainstream K-12 curriculum across the United States,… the history of an entire group of people begins with learning about extreme violent conditions, unimaginable oppression and the stripping of millions of people from their homeland. Is it possible that teaching our students from this narrow point of view may have drastically harmed the psyche of multiple generations of African American children and families?... have we also prevented generations of non-African American students and families from developing a healthy concept of blackness.”
Glen Leroy Mourning, Teaching Black History Beyond Slavery and Black History Month, PBS.org February 22, 2019. Read More...
SolutionNuBiAh Spoken Word Stories/Monologues Explore Empowering History. Motivating lessons that attack feelings of inferiority and subordination. Read, absorb then internalize wholesome values of our great Kings and Queens.
PracticeThe NuBiAh book and stage play inspires all ethnicities and orientations to nurture the leader within to practice tolerance and genuine well-being toward others. The tongue twisty Spoken Word monologues strengthen public speaking skills. Teachers, Parents, Coaches and Mentors can focus on vocal dynamics, delivery and projection. The Kings and Queens within are like Super-Heroes. They expanded their empires with great passion, key values and core principles. Have fun coaching and/or getting into character while learning RICH history.
Who Are We?
- NuBiAh Spoken Word Stories Book.
- NuBiAh Stage Play Musical (based on NuBiAh book). Stage Play Script inspired by Author James Weldon Johnson's monumental work titled the Book of American Negro Poetry © 1922.
- Spoken Word Work-Shops
Queen Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa,
our new Ms. Universe!
“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me – with my kind of skin and my kind of hair – was never considered to be beautiful... I think it is time that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face, and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.”
-Queen Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa