Please keep in mind that RBG is a Think Tank. A center of higher learning organized for intensive study, research, critical thinking and problem solving; focused in the areas of the use of technology in Afrikan-centered cultural development and education for the purpose of individually and collectively learning the social, political, economic and moral strategies to secure Black Power in the 21st century. More frequently than not, we initiate our teaching /learning process by presenting audio and visual Icebreakers that pose similes, parables, metaphors, analogies and oxymorons—that’s what makes you think (we hope). Then we have lively and well informed group discussions revolving around the various messages put forth in the learning objects and media assets. Next we research the facts overlaying our discussions using the voluminous number of resources available in the communiversity’s web portals and learning environments. Finally, each learner has the opportunity to fill our evaluation instruments on most of the 5,000+ RLOs (Reusable Learning Objects) and media assets that comprise the core curriculum. It is out of following this methodology that we devise position papers and community policy recommendations and initiatives.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES OF RBG COMMUNIVERSITY:
1. To familiarize and expose students to a wide variety of 20th century African-American leaders and our rich history of struggles for human and civil right.
2. To expose students to a Concentrically Integrated African-Centered Liberal Arts Curriculum–including, mini-lectures, commentaries and interviews with our authors, playwrights, poets, activist and scholars–that will allow large amounts of information to be comprehended in a relatively short period of time.
3. To begin to develop an appreciation of Afrikan-Centered Education propagated through the oral tradition; including Afrikan Music/Drums, Spoken Word /Rap, R & B, Blues, Jazz and Reggae.
4. To draw lessons from the rich legacy of struggle and resistance to oppression within the African American community through critical analysis of videos, photo-stories, multimedia essays and PowerPoint shows and scholarly charts, tables, graphs and PDF documents; thus fostering sociopolitical activism in the learners own lives.
5. To develop, encourage and diversify strategies for learning about and responding to social, political, cultural and moral issues impacting Afrikans in America, thus increasing comprehension and interpretation skills.
6. To synthesize serious community issues using multifaceted content and learning objects which represent the perspective of those who are in an American minority group; and apply the principles and generalizations in investigation of societal issues and problems from an Afrikan-Centered perspective.
7. To develop oral speaking, reading skills, and presentation skills in both whole-group and small-group settings.
RBG PILL PORTAL–“ALL WE’RE OFFERING IS THE TRUTH”