We’re waiting on you

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Who Me?


Teachers are gifted people. We think of them in classrooms and colleges.  But they’re all around us. On the job. Guiding an apprentice into a trade. Sitting on decks and in living rooms all across the country. In the garage fixing the car. Over and over we teach people what we know.

The purpose of education…is to create in a person the ability to look at the world for himself, to make his own decisions.  

James Baldwin

We are asking you to share what you know. We want you to present and preserve history. To reveal and expose the untold truth, in all it’s glory and gore. It is the only way to build a shared understanding of the common good. 

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How this Works

DECIDE what to teach

Once you choose a topic. break it out into 5-6 sprints.  People of all genders and ethnicities.

set up modules

DESIGN the details

Finalize your outline and set up your modules. Use our lesson plan or create your own.


CAPTURE the class

Let’s connect you to a partner who will get your class recorded.


MEASURE the impact

Set up a feedback loop to see if your students answered the call to action.





Credentialed Educators

We need teachers to help develop and/or review lesson plans. 

Production Partners

We are looking for professionals in audio and video to produce our classes.

Document Designers

We’re looking for people help develop materials for the webinars – slides, charts and graphics

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We need you. We’re not going to pretend otherwise. Our politics have shown us exactly how divided we are.  Everyone is shouting at each other. We have to act.

We have no shared understanding. No common good to connect us. We can’t heal without it.

You can help us change that. Will you?

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About Basic Black

We are a small startup company in Fayetteville, NC. Basic Black is one of the initiatives of The Orisha Project. Our mission is education - to  deliver courses that teach the untold truth of the Black experience from ancient times to current days. Humanity has a common origin. 

Contact information

PHONE:  (910) 745-3409 

EMAIL:  info @ theorishaproject.io

We are as paperless as possible so we will not post our mailing address.  If there's a reason to provide it, please contact us.

Basic Black Summary  (PDF)