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One of the many reasons we need African teachers in classrooms--we can see excellence in African students that most European teachers totally miss

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These days I'm thinking, writing, and doing plenty about the need for Africentric education. Below find an e xcerpt from my novel THE ALCHEMISTS OF KUSH , soon to be republished by MVMedia , based on one of my experiences as a teacher of some very smart young African men whose intelligence at discussing, analysing, and writing about literature no non-African teacher had ever bothered to notice or encourage. If you want to read a study of 157,000 US kids explaining why kids of all racial backgrounds preferred African and Latinx teachers to European settler teachers, well, I've got one for you right here . If you'd rather read the short NPR summary, I've got you covered . And now, on with the show: “You two kill me!” said Moon that same night at the Hyper-Market. “I’m really disappointed with you!” Raptor and Jackal, staring at feet, floor, walls, anything. “Well?” pressed the older man. “Brother Moon, what difference does it make?” said Jackal. “We’re still gonna

GUEST POST: Shalini Sinha on practical ways to fight racism

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                                Calls to Action from Shalini Sinha, long-term Antiracism and Anti-Oppressions Consultant and Chair of the City of Edmonton’s Antiracism Advisory Committee. 1. Immediately – Connect with me! I want us to do this together… with connection. Email me now at shalini.respect@gmail.com. Tell me who you are and why you want to connect (where you’re currently at in your Antiracism journey). Remember, you don’t need to prove yourself to me; just show up. I will be connecting with you from here, sharing anti-racism and anti-oppression knowledge, developing social change ideas and engaging with you in actions. We’re in this together with connection. You can watch my TEDx talk and my talk when His Honour the Dalai Lama came to Ireland on my LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/shalinispeakercoach 2. Short-Term – Make a list of the people in your life who are currently committed to an Antiracism journey and will walk this path of healing and self-evolution

BUILD ECO-TOPIA! Hydroponics, guerilla gardening, agri-igloos, and abandoned giant grow-ops can deliver the world you need and our children deserve

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During this Covid-19 global pandemic, more people than ever are recognising that without a dependable food supply, we're in danger if not actually doomed. Even without a global pandemic, many people live in food deserts (urban areas without good, nearby grocery stores packed with affordable, healthy food), or don't have the ability to get to grocery stores easily (because walking is difficult or impossible, or they don't own cars).   In other places such as Canada's north, most food is transported from thousands of kilometres away and thus is extremely expensive. The range and quality of those imported foods is also much narrower than it is in southern cities. The answer to this problem must be local food production: local in homes, in neighbourhoods, and in "third spaces." One of the most effective systems for growing food when space and water are extremely limited is hydroponics. Instead of using soil, these systems douse plant roots in nutrient-lade

THE SEQUEL TO THE COYOTE KINGS IS FINALLY COMING... on NOVEMBER 12, 2018!

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Hey, fans of The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad —after years away, the two heroes of E-Town are finally back! On November 12, 2018, I’m launching the sequel as the serialized novel The Coyote Kings vs. The Myconauts of Plutonium City! Question: What happens when the Coyotes learn their favourite professor has been murdered in Fort MacMurray for protesting the tar barons, and when Yehat’s one-that-got-away is being targeted by the same alliance of bikers, RCMP, Big Oil leg breakers, and doomsday cultists preparing for global genocide? The Answer: Pure, Coyotified Awesomeness! Check ministerfaust.com for details about how you can get the chapters, production art, author notes, soundtrack playlist, background secrets and more! Sign up for my newsletter and get the first third of War & Mir: Ascension for free!