Desire for knowledge – Langaa and publishing in Africa September 24, 2017 No Comments

by Francis B Nyamnjoh and Kathryn Toure for University World News: Can enhanced circulation of African worldviews help shape the evolution of humanity? This is our vision at Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group which, along with other African publishers, stirs the imagination and contributes to cultural development and renaissance. Langaa books expose the conviviality, complexities, vitalities and [...]

Excellent paper, in open access journal, on development forces/directions in the Democratic Republic of Congo April 23, 2017 No Comments

This type of territorial structure significantly influences the way the country functions, on a domestic level and also in terms of international relations, both African and non-African.

Publishing Stories of Resiliency and Resistance: Examples of Langaa in Cameroon April 13, 2017 1 Comment

The regular monthly meeting of the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group is scheduled for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm. The scheduled guest speaker is Dr. Kathryn Toure, who will discuss her work with Langaa Research and Publishing of Cameroon, Africa.

Behold the Dreamers March 24, 2017 No Comments

They had crossed the Delaware Memorial Bridge and were more than halfway back from Washington, D.C., cruising through New Jersey with turnpike signs appearing every few miles. “Tell me about Limbe,” Clark said. “I want to hear about this place where you grew up.” Jende smiled. “Oh, sir,” he said, his voice rising with nostalgia, [...]

Immigrants We Get the Job Done February 2, 2017 No Comments

At a recent Women’s March in Kansas City, at Washington Square Park, I saw a woman holding a sign saying “Immigrants We Get the Job Done.” I have found this to be true, especially ever since I graduated from the University of Kansas in political science and started my professional life working in refugee resettlement [...]

Nous sommes des indigènes de cette planète; nous venons tous de la même Terre… January 30, 2017 No Comments

Ce début de l’année 2017, je pense à notre planète et à veiller sur elle pour que nos petits-enfants et leurs petits-enfants puissent y vivent et jouir de ses beautés et de siècles de créativité et d’ingéniosité humaines.

We Are All Indigenous to this Planet, We All Come from the Same Earth December 24, 2016 No Comments

As 2017 approaches, I am thinking of Earth and caring for Earth, so our grandchildren and their grandchildren may walk this planet and enjoy its beauties and generations of human creativity and ingenuity. I am thinking of Water Protectors and of Earth Guardians and shifts in human consciousness. So in that spirit, I’d like to share these recent videos of our young and prophetic brother Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.

Thèse numérique: Appropriation pédagogique des technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) par les éducateurs ouest-africains December 5, 2016 No Comments

Cette recherche examine comment et pourquoi les éducateurs en Afrique de l’Ouest, au Mali en particulier, s’approprient pédagogiquement les technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) et avec quels effets. L’appropriation consiste à intégrer, personnellement et dans son milieu, la nouveauté et à la mobiliser de façon stratégique pour répondre aux objectifs contextualisés, souvent [...]

Electronic Thesis: Pedagogical Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by West African Educators No Comments

This research investigates how and why educators in West Africa, in Mali in particular, pedagogically appropriate information and communication technologies (ICT) and with what effects. Appropriation involves integrating newness into one’s very being and mobilizing it strategically to meet contextualized objectives, often in resistance to the status quo. It is assumed that ICT use is [...]

Garrison School Cultural Center holds fall open house November 7, 2016 No Comments

Dr. Cecelia Robinson will be busy for the next few days as she dons her historian hat and works at finalizing gallery spaces in the Garrison School Cultural Center. Robinson is the historian for the Clay County African American Legacy Inc., but her love of history — and Clay County’s in particular — is a passion to which she has devoted more than 30 years of her time and energy.
Her efforts and those of some William Jewell College students and a few others will be on display Wednesday, Nov. 9, at a fall open house tour that begins at 6 p.m.