Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) — Parents are now just a click away from accessing a comprehensive collection of fun and provocative audio stories featuring Black characters and Black World History in spite of the considerable lack of both in mainstream media. The Marcus Garvey Cubs Audio Stories lovingly capture, for both youth and parents alike, the essence of the global Black experience all while capitalizing on the scientifically-proven educational benefits of oral storytelling.
“I wrote and produced these stories out of necessity, so that Black parents and educators won’t be quite so dependent on the current mainstream sources of youth entertainment that, even if done unintentionally, tend to carry race-ranking themes and subtleties that, in effect, disempower our youth.” says E. Jerome Johnson, creator and writer of the Marcus Garvey Cubs. “Through these 100 stories, I highlight various African ancestors and attempt to focus on issues affecting us globally. The goal is to instill a commitment to group cohesion and loyalty at an early age, setting our children on a life-long path to creating, propagating and protecting Black love.
The Marcus Garvey Cubs are a group of nine children hailing from communities of African descent all over the world including Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and even Oceania. Together, this young team of gifted and determined youth travel throughout the globe and history. During their journeys, they collaborate to find solutions to local and global problems challenging African people.
In addition to showcasing smart, tech-savvy Black children who actively embrace the tenants of Pan-Africanism, the audio stories provide an invaluable tool to help parents amplify their children’s natural ability to learn and grow. It’s been proven time and again that oral storytelling:
* Improves memorization and bolsters concentration.
* Enhances listening and comprehension skills.
* Builds broader vocabulary and communication ability.
* Stimulates creativity and imagination.
* Promotes higher academic learning and achievement.
About The Marcus Garvey Cubs:
The Marcus Garvey Cubs Audio Stories are fantastical digital audio stories aimed at promoting Black solidarity, traditional African ethics, individual courage, group love and improved educational outcomes for Black childr