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So Many Missing Pieces

We have been taught too little. African-American history is just a piece of Black history. Slavery is what gets taught. Not much else prior to that tragedy of human trafficking. There’s little to nothing regarding their country of origin.

It’s a matter of money in some schools. It’s a question of malice in others. Even World History in advanced placement chronicles European history.

It’s fascinating, given that all of human history began in Africa.


Our Solution

We are building a learning repository, an modern day classroom filled with visual and auditory lessons. Our classes are modular and self-paced. It is a small contribution to oral history. Classes taught and told by and about the people who lived it.

Let’s start where it all began.

What We Teach

Before February:  4-part series on African history.

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1. The People

From hominids to homo sapiens, Africans were farmers, warriors, gold traders and kings.

2. Art & Language

Ancient rock art, the invention of pottery and the first written language in the world.

3. Kingdoms & Empires

From Kush to Giza, Carthage to Kweneng, great empires rose from the sands.

4. Religion & Spirituality

The Ancient Orishas of Yoruba, Ra, Isis, Islam, Christianity and it’s offshoot, Santería.

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Future Past

In the light of new technology and scientific methods, genomics, anthropology and paleontology disrupt the historical record. 

Leaders & Innovators

Men and women you won’t know – inventors, innovators, educators and scientists – who helped to build a better world.


True Dat

A whole generation of artists and musicians, chefs and pastors, politicians and activists.This is advocacy with an attitude.

 Teach A Class

People have never been more conscious of the impact of systemic racism. So many feel a sense or urgency, but don’t know what to do with it.

Holding a sign is a start, but it doesn’t feel like enough. Marching is feels good.

We need education. A chance to see what we never learned.  For that we need teachers. Presenters, innovators and activists.  Leaders.

This is our chance to create a common understanding of a common good. We can’t do it alone, but we can do it together.  You can help.

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)