Students on the move in the community!
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (FinalCall.com) – The Blackstone Academy, located at 2888 West Point Rd. in College Park, Ga, is an educational institution servicing Pre-K through 12th grades, and promotes academic acceleration, positive self-esteem, peer role models and hands-on community service. This can be seen, and heard, through the various programs the school’s administrators–the husband and wife team of Kenneth and Anita Muhammad, followers of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan–are providing for the students.
On Apr. 28, Blackstone Academy (BSA) students performed along with dancers Sister Kaamilah Muhammad, Sister Aamirah Muhammad, and violinist Brother Cedric Muhammad of Muhammad’s Mosque No. 15, in the Still Waters Youth Sinfo-Nia’s (SWYS) First Annual Spring Benefit Dinner Concert entitled “Still I Rise.”
The beautiful, cultural display of dance and music was held at the Family Life Center of Fairfield Baptist Church to benefit the performing group’s upcoming tour to Ghana, Africa. The odyssey of music and dance is performed year-round where the students who perform with SWYS share their talent in other cities to expose this unique collaboration with other youth, some of whom have never seen a live orchestra play for a dance company.
On Apr. 14, BSA furthered their community outreach efforts by participating in the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia’s 28th Annual Sickle Cell Foundation Race/Walk 2007 held at Welcome All Park. BSA received the 1st Place trophy for the category “Most Volunteers,” while Brother Seifullah Saafir, a junior classman at BSA, placed 1st in the 7.4K Run (4.3 miles). BSA also presented the Sickle Cell Foundation with a gift basket and a monetary contribution.
On December 23, 2006, BSA students participated in the 6th Annual Michael B. King Spelling Legal Bee–the first of its kind in the country. Sister Greta Muhammad, BSA Instructress and Spelling Club Sponsor, congratulated the winners of trophies and money: In the Middle School Division, Kaamilah Muhammad (5th Place), Seifuddin Saafir (6th Place) and Cedric Muhammad (7th Place); and for the Elementary School Division, Tariq Muhammad (4th Place). Participation Awards went to BSA students Alyyah Muhammad and Jymelle Crisp.
On December 21, 2006, Sister Anita and eight Blackstone Academy students: Cedric Muhammad, Kaamilah Muhammad, Yusef Muhammad, Jymelle Crisp, Rashad Muhammad, Seifuddin Muhammad, Tariq Muhammad and Alyyah Muhammad, along with Nation of Islam Southern Regional Headquarter Muhammad’s Mosque No. 15’s Community Outreach Committee, participated in feeding the hungry at Pine Street Shelter.
Brother Joe and Sister Barbara, proprietors of POWER Warehouse, opened their doors once again for BSA’s Community Outreach project where students were able to assist by collecting donations, and preparing and bagging 350 lunches which they distributed along with The Final Call newspaper and lotion.
Right, in this case, is wrong? Mounting from the left is correct, when you are horseback riding. BSA’s Pre-K-12th grade students spent their outdoor time learning actual facts about horses on November 17, 2006, when the Academy’s 4-plus acres welcomed Bullard’s Ranch, owned by Otis Bullard. The proper care, feeding and handling of horses were topics covered during this session, and the students, teachers and administrators all are looking forward to continuing with Part 2 of the hands-on, fun and informative class.
For more information on Blackstone Academy’s successful approach to teaching our children, call (404) 684-0379.