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SALUTE! ~ Yohance (Merc 80) of Merc80.com

Merc80 – The Jam – Episode 2 feat. Nola Darling

The Story Behind the Story Teller.

Source: The Jam – Episode 2 feat. Nola Darling – Merc80.com

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Throwback heat

Continued success my folks,

Dr. Clayborne

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Sisses y’all Got Flows…life happened 2014-now so I missed this one.  Nice vibes and FLOWS I hear you, wow. Love and respect ladies….even greater success!

Posted in Academics, Africa, Black history, Documentary Film, Films, Ghana, History, Moviespora, Oxygen Eternal, Research & Development ( R & D), Research & Preparation, Salon Culture, SALUTE, Uganda, United Kingdom, WELP!, Ye Tumi Academy

YE TUMI ACADEMY ~ LOST KINGDOMS OF AFRICA

LOST KINGDOMS OF AFRICA with Dr. Casely-Hayford
EPISODES (BBC link





Videos to be posted but in the mean time feel free to search out and watch these priceless documentaries yourself.

Posted in AAA - Triple 'A' Approach, Academics, Africa, Black history, Documentary Film, History, Los Angeles, CA, Pre-Stroke (before March 18, 2014), Salon Culture, WELP!, Ye Tumi Academy

YE TUMI ACADEMY ~ AFRICA: The Bible & The Gun (Episode 5)

Video write ups on documentaries that are assigned as Homework, no longer simply Optional aasignments that 2-5% of the class would submit for Extra credit.  SMH

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“You must learn.” – as KRS-One put it.

 Written & Presented by Basil Davidson , Executive Producer

Posted in Academics, Africa, Black history, Documentary Film, European, Family History, History, Moviespora, Post-Stroke 3-22-14), Salon Culture, Science, WELP!, Ye Tumi Academy

YE TUMI ACADEMY ~ The Real Eve + The Incedible Human Journey (documentaries)

FOR MANY YEARS NOW, I BEGIN DAY 1 OF THE HISTORY COURSES I HAVE BEEN  FORTUNATE TO TEACH HISTORY AT
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE SINCE 2003,

IN AN ‘AFRIKAN WORLD CIVILIZATIONS’ COURSE AT CSU-DOMINGUEZ HILLS

UNFORTUNATELY, JUST FOR ONLY 5 WEEKS BEFORE I HAD AN ENDOCARDITIS-RELATED STROKE THAT ALMOST GOT ME. 

It (the stroke) and the medicines gave me some  interesting dreams and  hallucinations occurred during my 2 1/2 days on my bedroom floor…[continued below]

….banging for help on my bed’s base with an iron that THANKFULLY was near enough to instinctly grab and bang with as I meekly called for help.  Thankfully, my calls ‘HELP, HELP, HELP!’ were not as meek as I thought and my neighbor finally heard me, to finish the real-life story of what I survived…

Back to the point, I even manager to screen a portion of “The Real Eve” a graduate course at a private university.

THE REAL EVE AND OTHER QUALITY DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF HUMANKIND

I tell my students to add pbs and bbc to there search terms

#Afrispora

A newer … scientific reaffirming of human origins out of Africa

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IF I ~ Was Ever In A Band – INCOGNITO would be it!!!

How does a native of South-Central Los Angeles become an avid listener of music and knowledge in general from around the globe and locally.

I was born in 1973 to a mother who was an habitual music listener, who herself was descended from a lineage of music connoisseurs.

My family relocated from Houston, TX to 54th Street, between Central Avenue and McKinley in 1943, if I am not mistaken. At the height of Central Avenue, in South-Central Los Angeles, seen by many as a ‘Harlem West’ of sorts I have heard said.

I need to record my elders, very soon I just thought a true ‘Aha moment’…

So how did I become a long-time fan of some of the planets greatest yet lesser known artists by way of the United Kingdom (UK? … a good ear, dope friends and a fate and focus that enriched my cosmic journey…

If it helps some folks. I am endeavoring to share worthwhile things and contribute to self and collective empowerment, both locally and globally, informally and formally…
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