the story of learning
@ Basic Black
What is this about?
We don’t know what we don’t know. That’s what this is about.
There is a whole rich culture and heritage no one ever taught us. We grew up thinking we were educated, that we knew who we were. We knew where we came from, our country of origin.
We had no clue that most of us were wrong. But we’re starting to – for the first time in decades. We have a chance to build a common good.
common good (kämən ɡo͝od ): the benefit or interests of all, shared equally among the people.
A common good is understood and shared by everyone. It is applied equally to every person. Without that common good, we remain separate and divided. We adjudicate equality based on race, ethnicity, religion.
There’s much to learn & unlearn
We wanted to focus on providing education for different ages and experiences. We must make information accessible if it’s to be helpful. It’s important to take into account how much information overload can affect our ability to learn. We also want our courses to incorporate discernment and critical thinking.
History Will Keep Repeating
The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by the police created a huge uprising. As more and more took to the streets, the opportunity for greater understand grew each day. We must take this opportunity to provide the education people need to create meaningful change.
The truth must be taught.
Be a part of History
Basic Black is an eLearning academy providing modular history courses starting in Africa and moving forward to modern science, current events and new solutions.
Bones of the Mother is an immersive online game that allows players to experience life while black. Using ancient hieroglyphs as guides, they travel through time to join in historical events around the world.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR PARTNERS
We need teachers to help develop and/or review lesson plans.
We are looking for professionals in audio and video to produce our classes.
We’re looking for people help develop materials for the webinars – slides, charts and graphics
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.
PHONE: (910) 502-3609 (call or text)
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)