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Media Messages 101: High School DROPOUT PREVENTION; Introducing the Boys of Baraka - A Media Message of Hope
Sunday, September 7, 2008
-74% of Black families have the TV on during family meals, 15% of white families have the TV on during family meals (KFF, 2005)
-Responsible and positive male role models exist but are not emphasized in the media (Boles, 2007)
-Media Literacy develops critical thinkers and critical viewers (Thoman, 2003)
-Arts Ed w/ Multi-Media Technology engages youth to participate in rigorous curricula and also instills peer encouragement, perseverance, self-discipline and focus (Camerilie & Jackson, 2004)
-The skill of media analysis has also been found to increase reading comprehension (Hobbs & Frost)
-Culture-specific intervention inspires resiliency needed to counteract negative racial stereotypes, social oppression, interpersonal aggression (Belgrave, Reed, Plybon, Butler, Allison & Davis, 2004).
-Nationwide an average of 50% dropout of high school (CRP, 2004)
-2/3 grow up in single parent households and without a father figure (Obama, 2007)
-Black youth make up 16% of the nation’s population and 38% percent are in detention and state correctional facilities (NCCD, 2007)
-Life expectancy has been shortened for black males due to gang violence and black-on-black crime (Noguera, 2008)-Sometimes, regarding intervention, diversity isn’t always the right approach because culturally we encounter and experience different forms of oppression and prejudice (Sen, 2003)
Kwanzaa, an African American celebration of culture, utilizes the Swahili language, to guide African Americans in learning traditional cultural practices and principles.
Utilizing the medium of Video, learn basic Swahili here, the native language in Kenya, East Africa w/ Joe Maye.
Once you've completed these lessons, self-direct your learning of the Kenyan culture and many other cultures and richness our homeland, Africa, has to offer you. Please contribute those learnings here.
Shani (Swahili: Precious & Rare)
Anana (Swahili: Soft & Gentle)
Byard (Family Name: Given to us during slavery)
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