Kamali Academy

The mission of the Kamali Academy is to develop a self-determining (kujichagulia) community of Afrikan people equipped with self-love, self-awareness, and a commitment to the resolution of our collective problems.

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The Kamali Academy is an Afrikan-centered, systematic home school serving elementary, middle, and high school aged students in New Orleans, Louisiana.

When we speak of “Afrikan-centered,” we are referring to a philosophy and practice based on the accumulated wisdom, values, principles, and culture of Afrikan people at home and abroad.

Through small class sizes and a committed faculty of educators, artists, and community members, Kamali aims to produce servant-leaders by cultivating a passion and capacity for life-long learning.

We understand that in order to build true community power, we must create and maintain independent institutions centered on our collective best interests. To these ends, the Kamali Academy is dedicated to the greater goal of nationbuilding.*

“We expect nothing but the best, from you and those in the many priesthoods your academy hones. The time has come for the new vanguard and, equally important, the time has come for the development and institutionalization of those sacred spaces of character that will guide them along their Afrikan Way. We know that The Kamali Academy began in the context of such a vision and will continue to progressively, aggressively and uncompromisingly pursue this ideal so necessary to the achievement of the empowerment, liberation and sovereignty of Afrikan people. Ase.” –Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti

Contact us today for more information: kamaliacademy@gmail.com

*”Nationbuilding is the conscious and focused application of our people’s collective resources, energies, and knowledge to the task of liberating and developing the psychic and physical space that we identify as ours. It involves the development of behaviors, values, language, institutions, and physical structures that elucidate our history and culture, concretize and protect the present, and insure the future identity and independence of the nation. Nationbuilding is the deliberate, keenly directed and focused, and energetic projection of national culture, and the collective identity.”- Mzee Kwame Agyei Akoto (Excerpt taken from “Nationbuilding: Theory & Practice in Afrikan Centered Education”)


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Isaiah J. Imani
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 15:48:44

    Brother, you are doing a tremendous work, here. I have challenged other African educators to stop our whining about Charter schools, and create some lenmonade out of the lemons these folks want to give us. Make these white folks WANT to give us Public Education again, but proving them wrong about our children, and about our community!!!!!LOL!

    Praises are due to you, and the brother and sister teachers who are making the best of a lousy situation. It is folk like yourself who will ultimately help our community to work it out, as in the problems we now face as a community…
    I promise to keep in touch, brother. I have a project going with another FB brother, which is seeking to establish a Black Brain Bank(not a think tank!), which would serve as a support network for brothers like yourself. I will likely be contacting you in future regarding this project, so stay tuned…



  2. Jihad menes j shakur
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 05:19:55

    Peace revolutionary love and black power its so beautiful and great what you brothers and sister are doing here your exsactly what we need in theses times im down 1000 persent keep moveing forward


  3. keilayah
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 23:25:06

    power to the people we miss you guys


  4. Empressilecia
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 23:03:07

    I am so please and inspired to read about the works that you are doing. I am the Director of The Afrikan Kulcha Saturday School in Orlando. We are looking forward to meet you .
    Blessed love,


  5. keilayah
    Apr 01, 2012 @ 22:14:28

    hey yeah thats right and nice videos peace


  6. KemetRizing
    Aug 02, 2013 @ 03:12:44

    If I had small children this would be the educational system I would allow into their minds. My Suns are grown now and inside the circle of what I knew then, this was not an option. You all are doing a great work, thank you!


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