Listen to a spoken word story of Queen Nefertiti by UCY student Ebony Brown - Also appearing on 2021 in the book NuBiAh.
Music production by Steven Martin.
NuBiAh is a youth and young adult work book featuring keys to success embodied by African Kings & Queens who transformed their villages into historic empires—to help young readers believe in themselves as winners. Teach and/or learn the history and legendary accomplishments of iconic figures… As students articulate rhythmic & lyrical story lines, they visualize them-selves in the roles of legendary Kings & Queens who looked like them. The Griot is a storyteller who takes you on a journey to 7 Empires while exploring 7 Key principles of success: Confidence, Determination, Excellence, Focus, Goals, Articulation and Belief.
Many 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.
Fun Speech Workshops
Increase confidence in public speaking and Self-Worth.
Queen Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa,
our Ms. Universe 2020.
“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