We will follow melanin seeking to understand, appreciate and use the biological and chemical properties and functions that make it a powerful healer as an antioxidant, nerve conduction facilitator, and energy converter. AYA has proven that kind of study helps nurture our own Ngolo Zandiakina - self-healing power and therapy as taught us by Nana Kia Bunseki Fu-KiauIt is no secret that oppressive education and socialization alienate us from our culture of deep knowing and producing for eternity. This mis-education has alienated us from profound scholarship, science, and math. When it fails to alienate, it manipulates us to use our knowledge to serve aliens. Wounded, we often favor the superficially esoteric, spiritual, and compensatory while abandoning science. This spirit-science split is not our way because there was no separation for us. Khem / The Black Dot / Melanin may show us the way home.
Melanin - The Healer
Manyofusknowofmelaninasthepigment protectinghumanskinfromtheharmfulUV raysemittedfromthesun.Itisthatandmore - much more!Someknowmelaninasourbodilyequivalentof theblackholesintheuniverse-capturing99.9% ofalllightthroughouttheelectromagnetic spectrum.Still,otherspraisemelaninasa gatewaytohigherintuitionandinsightsintothe esoteric unknown. Thosewhofocusonthepinealglandmayknow melaninasafacilitatorofmemory,innervision, intuition,creativegenius,andspiritual Illumination. Melanin-TheHealerwilltakeyouonaslightly different journey.
We pay homage to some melanin pioneers who paved the way for us and made melanin a household word, those whose research confronted racist science and facilitated Black pride often symbolized by us wearing “Got Melanin?” T-Shirts. While we are proud, we want to honor their legacy with a new movement- Melain Healing Science
It was a great start; now melanin, our ancestors, and our health calls us deeper. We need: Melanin - The HealerSign up for the Melanin Mbongi
To rekindle this Ngolo Zandiakina -Self Healing Power and Therapyand to counter the oppressive education that alienates us away from science, AYA Educational Institute, , its students, parents, and partners will hold a series of Melanin Mbongis nationally and internationally in 2023. Please engage, support, and attend. Mbongi is Kikongo and translates to community gatherings where we discuss and address vital issues affecting our community.Each Mbongi will start with AYA High School students presenting their research from the class Black Body BioKhemistry. Their mission is to stimulate a greater awareness of melanin as a healer and demonstrate its efficacy as a science teacher. The students have been using Khem, Melanin, and the Black Dot to lead them back into the wonders of biology, chemistry, neurology, radiology, and more. Their Mbongi presentations may lead us back as well.Youth and adult discussion, educational options, projects, and community action steps will follow. They are calling us to make some new decisions about melanin, our health, our education. They are calling us - adults - to take new action - “Melanin Poppin’” isn’t enough. Let’s come together.
Each Melanin gathering evokes Anpu - the Kemetic (Egyptian) jackal-headed deity also known as Upwat - the “Opener of Ways.” Melanin as Upwat opens the way for discovering the scientists and healers in us. Melanin as Anpu - helps us make critical judgments and take needed action for youth and adult health and education.
Discussion | Decision | Action
1.The Debt: Black Melanin Pioneers and Scientists2.Melanogenesis3.Henrietta Lacks and the Science of HeLa Cells4.Synthetic vs. Naturally Occurring Melanins5.Copper, Melanin, and Black Health6.Protecting and Nurturing our Melanin7.Can Melanin Split The Water Molecule? Challenging Dr. Arturo Solis Herrera8.Melanin in Interstellar Space9.The Protective and “Gain-of-Function Properties” of Melanin in The Face of Radiation
Student Papers &
Mbongi - Community Decisions & Action:
1.Educational Decisions / Action:a.Heal -Heal the academic wounds caused by racist and/or alienating education (especially science/math)b.Stimulate - Create projects, media, and teaching methods to stimulate our people becoming a science-loving and problem solving people, againc.Nurture - Take actions to nurture a “science for us” skill set in the age of “artificial intelligence,” “equity-based” science camps, and the “anti-critical race theory” veiled attack on African-centered education.d.Organize -Organize and implement “Melanin - The Healer and Science Teacherprojects for youth & adults2.Melanin-Related Health Decisions / Actions:a.Deficient in Vitamin D? Copper? - Melanin?b.Sun Screen - Harmful or helpful?c.Countering Neurodegenerative Diseases in Our Community - Melanin?d.Countering Respiratory Illnesses - Melanin?e.Building Super Immune Systems -Melanin?f.Activating Ngolo Zandiakina - Countering medical and pharmacological “nocebos”
About AYA Educational Institute
For over 25 years Afiya and Wekesa Madzimoyo have shepherded AYA Educational Institute. It has offered courses for adults and youth. Our week-day and weekend youth programs are executed online as a demonstration school for Black middle & high school students and families. We innovate for success and then share what we’ve learned with parents, other educational communities, and institutions dedicated to uplifting our students, their families, our communities, and our people and restoring us to our traditional greatness. The “Melanin The Healer & Science Teacher” Mbongis are one way we share what we have learned! It’s also a way we reinforce to our students their obligation to their parents, our community and our people and the mutual obligation we - adults - have to them.
•Ember High School Charter School (NYC)•Kibolebole Educational Institute•Ayika Solutions (Atlanta)•IKG -Tony Browder (DC)•AYA Tanzania NGO•Virginia Center for African American Men aka VAACM•Virginia Center for African American Women aka VAACW•Davis Bozeman Law Firm (Atlanta)•Let Us Make Man (Atlanta)•The Black Man Lab (Atlanta)•Books-2-Know w/ Baba Kojo (Maryland)•Prof. James Small (NYC)•Prof. Gary Booker (MD)•Baoku and Evelyn Dudeymi