For the past few years, I’ve followed one of the most prolific speakers of my lifetime—Dr. Umar Johnson. He’s been one of the few to speak unapologetically about the condition of African people worldwide, providing solutions centered around African sovereignty. Many within my community and outside have found his arguments to be extremely problematic, mainly due to the fact that Black Independence is still looked at as an anomaly. But no one has been able to refute his points without subjective emotions, which continues to tell me something.
Dr. Umar Johnson is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Certified School Psychologist. He’s an expert on the education and mental health of African and African American children, and he’s also the founder and lead tour guide for the “Unapologetically Afrikan” Black College & Consciousness Tour for 11 to 17-year-old boys and girls. Labeled “The Prince of Pan-Afrikanism,” Dr. Umar hosts a free weekly Black parent teleconference every Tuesday morning from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. EST, providing educational and mental health consultations. And he’s also the founder and president of the National Independent Black Parent Association (NIBPA) created to fight against educational and academic racism.
His views on the global plight of African people have been spot-on, and one of his primary solutions was to build an institution that would anchor in a new generation of competitive, independent-minded Blacks who will become productive builders for our community. Today he’s announced that that solution has come to fruition: The Frederick Douglass & Marcus Garvey RBG International Leadership Academy for Boys.
The FDMG International Leadership Academy for Boys will be America’s first residential academy for Black boys founded on the principles of Pan-Africanism and International Economics. The curriculum will be centered about 6 key sciences: Economic and Financial, Dietary and Nutritional/Agricultural and Agronomical, Science of the Community and the Family, Political, Spiritual, and the Science of being Men. In the future, Dr. Umar Johnson would like to extend the school to include Black girls, who will be in their own residential area. Stay tuned for the exact release date and location for the school.
Until Next Time…