African Content Creators Creating A Digital Standard of Storytelling on the Web

African Content Creators Creating A Digital Standard of Storytelling on the Web
William Jackson, M.Ed.
My Quest To Teach
The vision of the continent of Africa is changing, more
and more Africans are taking the roles of storytellers to
change the narratives of what the world is seeing digitally
of the people of Africa. Africans are content creators by
blogging, podcasters, video bloggers, fashion and
technology bloggers.

There are a growing number of political content creators
and educational advocates. Content is making great
influences inthe narrative and vision of African life as it
changes in new roles.

“Your content is the shining star that attracts and connects
people to your message.” @sherfranklin These words have
important meaning because Africans are taking responsibility
for the visions that are seen on digital platforms and social
media sites. No longer does traditional media have the only
say in what the world sees and learns each day and each
week of Africa. Individual Africans can share their unique and
authentic stories about their lives, their successes, their
challenges and the changes that are coming with the
changes in technology access and integration.

The digital stories of Africans are encouraging Africans
that their thoughts, experiences, and convictions to share
their story cannot stop. The opportunity to share life and
cultural experiences must be written and blogged about
to share a true story of African people, African civilization,
African culture and African history.

Content creation continues to open doorways to intellectual
exchanges, building thought leaders, creating communities
of digital cohesion and uniting people of diversity. The upcoming
free African Language Conference on Clubhouse is a
representation of the power and beauty of over 1500 languages
spoken on the continent of Africa and using technology to unite
thousands if not millions of Africans to share their languages and
their stories. Storytelling is not dead, it is digital, it is global and it’s
foundation has come from Africa and continues on.

The conference: “African Languages: Let’s Amplify the Continent’s
Languages” unite people even if they have differences of ideas, religion
or philosophy, blogging can be a connection.
Dates: Thursday, January 27 to Sunday, January 30
Platform: Clubhouse

Organisers: Avishta Seeras –
https://www.linkedin.com/in/avishta-seeras/
Ady Namaran Coulibaly
https://www.linkedin.com/in/adycoulibaly/
Social Media: William Jackson
https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamdjacksonblogger

The connective power of blogging using digital tools allows Africans
to share content not just locally, but globally. There was a time the
only stories that came from Africa where from mainstream
European media that did not share the African story in a positive
light, with the use of Social Media and mobile technology truth,
facts and openness can be shared.

Michelle Atagana, editor of Memeburn, one of South Africa’s leading
tech blogs has stated in terms of getting online, “I would say maybe
in early 2004 and 2006, that was the emergence of blogging,”
“If you want a magic period, I’ll say 2008 to 2009. This shows that
Africa is not far behind in the world, there are challenges in wired and mobile infrastructures, but this is being addressed by collaboration
with mobile tech companies, the military and even non-profit
organizations that are servicing the people not just the corporations.”

The ability to share multimedia content makes more of an
impression than just photos or videos itself. Content creators
are using digital devices that share the passion, purpose,
power and proliferation of what Africans are doing and growing
as influencers.

African Langauages Conference
African Langauages Conference

The ability to share real time content, not just written text, but
photos, video and multimedia elements makes a profound
statement of truth and reality in Africa. American social media
is based on the “social” aspects of communication. The day to
day events that Americans go through, in Africa the range is
different, content ranges from economic, educational,
political and cultural exchanges that influence the dynamics
of African life.

Africans do not need to emulate or imitate Americans because
their stories are totally different and the range of relationships
across Africa are so dynamic that unless you live and breath the
air of Africa people globally will never understand.
Because of the involvement of social media and dynamic
digital devices world opinions will change and the mindsets
and perceptions of African people will change. The more African
people voice their passions and concerns the perceptions of
African people will have to change to allow a more inclusive
and equitable opportunities in commerce, education,
politics and other key areas of growth.

Africa needs to continue to grow itself outside of European
colonization not just the physical, but the mental aspects
of colonization; the mental thinking that Africans need
Europeans, Americans, Asians or other cultures to be
successful. Africans must continue to find their Voices, share
their stories and build a foundation on intellectualism while
building each generation to embrace, strengthen and flex
their intellect, their creativity and develop through blogging
innovative ideas from African young people.

Africa has a beautiful mission to build new and empowered
educational leaders that will continue to move Africa into
the 21st century and beyond. Education is the key to allowing
Africans to apply the multi-talented skills needed to forge a
new path. African higher education must work with youth,
teens and young adults to mentor, encourage and inspire to
prepare them for the future responsibilities.

Marvel comics is making millions from centuries old stories
of gods, enhanced humans, men and women with animal skills
and abilities. It is time for African storytellers to cash in and
share their journeys and stories. The cognitive and emotional
influence to African boys and girls to read an African story that
shows their continent on a global platform and encouraging
reading, literature, cultural pride and the need for the growth in writing/blogging by more  African boys and girls.

There are millions of stories waiting to be told in Africa, it is
up to African children, teens, young adults and even adults
to start blogging to tell their stories before others grab them
and tell a different version and reap the harvest. African’s have
been denied for to long to tell their stories, now there is a
platform and tools to amplify their voice to enable unity,
collaboration and cooperation. Africans have a important
story to tell and content creation can be done on
multiple platforms to share the wealth of knowledge.

African Content Creators Creating A Digital Standard of Storytelling on the Web

African Content Creators Creating A Digital Standard of Storytelling on the Web
William Jackson, M.Ed.
My Quest To Teach
The vision of the continent of Africa is changing, more
and more Africans are taking the roles of storytellers to
change the narratives of what the world is seeing digitally
of the people of Africa. Africans are content creators by
blogging, podcasters, video bloggers, fashion and
technology bloggers.

There are a growing number of political content creators
and educational advocates. Content is making great
influences inthe narrative and vision of African life as it
changes in new roles.

“Your content is the shining star that attracts and connects
people to your message.” @sherfranklin These words have
important meaning because Africans are taking responsibility
for the visions that are seen on digital platforms and social
media sites. No longer does traditional media have the only
say in what the world sees and learns each day and each
week of Africa. Individual Africans can share their unique and
authentic stories about their lives, their successes, their
challenges and the changes that are coming with the
changes in technology access and integration.

The digital stories of Africans are encouraging Africans
that their thoughts, experiences, and convictions to share
their story cannot stop. The opportunity to share life and
cultural experiences must be written and blogged about
to share a true story of African people, African civilization,
African culture and African history.

Content creation continues to open doorways to intellectual
exchanges, building thought leaders, creating communities
of digital cohesion and uniting people of diversity. The upcoming
free African Language Conference on Clubhouse is a
representation of the power and beauty of over 1500 languages
spoken on the continent of Africa and using technology to unite
thousands if not millions of Africans to share their languages and
their stories. Storytelling is not dead, it is digital, it is global and it’s
foundation has come from Africa and continues on.

The conference: “African Languages: Let’s Amplify the Continent’s
Languages” unite people even if they have differences of ideas, religion
or philosophy, blogging can be a connection.
Dates: Thursday, January 27 to Sunday, January 30
Platform: Clubhouse

Organisers: Avishta Seeras –
https://www.linkedin.com/in/avishta-seeras/
Ady Namaran Coulibaly
https://www.linkedin.com/in/adycoulibaly/
Social Media: William Jackson
https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamdjacksonblogger

The connective power of blogging using digital tools allows Africans
to share content not just locally, but globally. There was a time the
only stories that came from Africa where from mainstream
European media that did not share the African story in a positive
light, with the use of Social Media and mobile technology truth,
facts and openness can be shared.

Michelle Atagana, editor of Memeburn, one of South Africa’s leading
tech blogs has stated in terms of getting online, “I would say maybe
in early 2004 and 2006, that was the emergence of blogging,”
“If you want a magic period, I’ll say 2008 to 2009. This shows that
Africa is not far behind in the world, there are challenges in wired and mobile infrastructures, but this is being addressed by collaboration
with mobile tech companies, the military and even non-profit
organizations that are servicing the people not just the corporations.”

The ability to share multimedia content makes more of an
impression than just photos or videos itself. Content creators
are using digital devices that share the passion, purpose,
power and proliferation of what Africans are doing and growing
as influencers.

African Langauages Conference
African Langauages Conference

The ability to share real time content, not just written text, but
photos, video and multimedia elements makes a profound
statement of truth and reality in Africa. American social media
is based on the “social” aspects of communication. The day to
day events that Americans go through, in Africa the range is
different, content ranges from economic, educational,
political and cultural exchanges that influence the dynamics
of African life.

Africans do not need to emulate or imitate Americans because
their stories are totally different and the range of relationships
across Africa are so dynamic that unless you live and breath the
air of Africa people globally will never understand.
Because of the involvement of social media and dynamic
digital devices world opinions will change and the mindsets
and perceptions of African people will change. The more African
people voice their passions and concerns the perceptions of
African people will have to change to allow a more inclusive
and equitable opportunities in commerce, education,
politics and other key areas of growth.

Africa needs to continue to grow itself outside of European
colonization not just the physical, but the mental aspects
of colonization; the mental thinking that Africans need
Europeans, Americans, Asians or other cultures to be
successful. Africans must continue to find their Voices, share
their stories and build a foundation on intellectualism while
building each generation to embrace, strengthen and flex
their intellect, their creativity and develop through blogging
innovative ideas from African young people.

Africa has a beautiful mission to build new and empowered
educational leaders that will continue to move Africa into
the 21st century and beyond. Education is the key to allowing
Africans to apply the multi-talented skills needed to forge a
new path. African higher education must work with youth,
teens and young adults to mentor, encourage and inspire to
prepare them for the future responsibilities.

Marvel comics is making millions from centuries old stories
of gods, enhanced humans, men and women with animal skills
and abilities. It is time for African storytellers to cash in and
share their journeys and stories. The cognitive and emotional
influence to African boys and girls to read an African story that
shows their continent on a global platform and encouraging
reading, literature, cultural pride and the need for the growth in writing/blogging by more  African boys and girls.

There are millions of stories waiting to be told in Africa, it is
up to African children, teens, young adults and even adults
to start blogging to tell their stories before others grab them
and tell a different version and reap the harvest. African’s have
been denied for to long to tell their stories, now there is a
platform and tools to amplify their voice to enable unity,
collaboration and cooperation. Africans have a important
story to tell and content creation can be done on
multiple platforms to share the wealth of knowledge.

The MetaVerse – Where You Can Embrace and Share Your Culture

The MetaVerse – Where You Can Embrace and Share Your Culture
William Jackson, M.Ed. Clubhouse @myquesttoteach
Technology is providing increasing opportunties for people of color
and culture to express themselves in a way never imagined.
People of color for years have been left out, neglected, disconnected,
seen as unprepared and not smart enough to embrace the changes in
fields of technology. Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 is providing new choices to
be dynamic content creators and digital innovators.

People of color can no longer be denied and ignored. The Metaverse is
providing multiple ways for people of color to share their skills, talents
and abilities in digital environments in The Arts, Medicine, Innovation,
Education and other areas that are beneficial and supportive to build
knowledge, connections, and collaborations. Aditi Baker, of The Hartford’s
Data Science Enablement team has stated that “the innovation space is
growing exponentially.” People of color are being recognized and
respected globally when connected with technology platforms and tools.
People of color need to take advantage of learning opportunities that
prepare them for the future. The push now is on for getting people active,
engaged in the metaverse, people of color – Black, Hispanic, Mexican,
Haitian, Latino, Asian, Cuban, American Indian and others have been
denied for too long. In the metaverse they are respected, supported and
encouraged to bring their cultures to life and living.

The Metaverse, Blockchain, NFT’s and other areas have opened new
areas for learning and new opportunties to build wealth, influence, build
personal brands and professional branding opportunities.
Gaming are not the only areas for youth, teens and young adults to learn
about. As a STEAM Educator, I’m working to teach students about skills
that build critical thinking, higher order thinking skills, how to be a digital
entrepreneur and understand the value of digital collaboration.
The changes in the commercialization of Space by SpaceX and NASA,
Blue Origin and others open transformative doors for career alternatives
never before dreamed or thought of.
Even in the exploration of the seas and oceans of the world can allow
people of color to build new directions, new goals and new journeys.
Augmenting your realities, virtual realities are allowing people to celebrate
the personal experiences and perspectives each person can bring to the
digital table.

People of color know they can help create solutions that work better for
youth, teens and young adults that look like them, think like them and
importantly create like them.
The world of the metaverse does not care what color you are, what gender
you are, your religious preferences, educational levels, nor what is in
your bank account. Here you can own stuff; ideas, property, Art, digital land
and create your world. Whether you’re just starting out in tech or you have
the experience to lead, you’ll have work that you can create that challenges
you to be creative and innovative. Building your creativity and innovative
skills will drive your success to build your community and support others
that are around you in your community.
There are potential collaborations, cooperation’s, and changers that
include risk-taking and networking. The metaverse will require you to
be part of diverse communities. Your community that looks like you,
that talks like you, that acts like you and is willing to grow and is passionate
like you to provide services, resources, education and building lives to be
better and to grow.
“Always have conversations – you never know what a dialogue might spark.
A simple coffee chat with someone might inspire a drastic change in your
career choice for the future,” Aditi says. Careers are not all about higher
education, they are not all about college degrees and choices of major
and minor degrees. There is creativity and innovation!!!
As a STEAM Educator and involved in technology on multiple levels in
elementary, middle school and higher education I tell my students don’t
be afraid to take a risk, learn as much as you can, make sure your
collaborating and don’t wait for the right opportunity to come to you.
Be creative, be innovative and go after your dreams.

Now is the time for people of color and culture to drive to their dreams
of new purposes and influences for them. There are rooms, places
of safety, acceptance, encouragement, potential and purpose for
everyone. Silicon Valley is not the only place where smart people are,
where new tech is being developed and where people of color are
promoted, mentored and encouraged and inspired for success.
The Metaverse is calling people of color and culture to show your
innovation and creativity. Get your META on brothers and sisters!!!!

Check out places online like The Black Metaverse on Clubhouse
“Augmenting Your Reality Through the Metaverse,”
https://www.clubhouse.com/room/PQ2INkYn Sundays
and
Education Conference with William and Aida Jackson
Educ8 Community “Room Share Thoughts and Ideas”
Mondays https://www.clubhouse.com/event/Pbd4BeKM
and
The Black Metaverse https://blackmetaverse.io/index.html
web site to Discord

THE POWER OF SUNFLOWER – Peparing Afrian Girls for Success

THE POWER OF SUNFLOWER – Peparing Afrian Girls for Success
William Jackson, My Quest To Teach


School completion is one of the pressing and important
issues in Kenya and across the African continent. Illiteracy
rates are high among girls in the informal settlements because
of lack of education opportunities and resources.
Only 58% of girls enrolled in the first-year complete primary school
and this sets the path to the ceasing of educational growth.
This proportion falls as girls advance to higher levels of educational
schooling and the support necessary for girls of all ages.

Girls miss out on going to secondary/high school because they
can’t afford school fees. We want to change these for Sunflower
Global Girls in Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya. We strive to help them
gain higher in the next academic year in April 2022 so they can have
a better future and break the cycle of poverty for generations
to come.

Donations help us to achieve our goals and dreams to help as many
girls as possible escape poverty. When girls are educated communities
all benefit, girls and women are the foundation of educational support, encouragement, inspiration and vision.
When you donate $10, $20, $30, $40, $50, $60, $70…….or give a
four year scholarship today ($500 per academic year) you will give a
girl the opportunity and hope to stay in school and fulfil her potential
in future dreams and prayers. Partnerships are important for the success
of educational goals for girls in Africa.

Partner with Sunflower Global to help transition girls into high education
and a better future. To obtain additional information email
us hello@thesun-flower.org

Be part of the change by sending us a donation and even recurring
donation each month to make sure a girl can finish school and begin
a productive life.
Access our page to help us connect with you either as an individual donor or
a business. https://www.sunflower-global.org/grow-with-us

Our Vision
“A world where all children have the opportunity to succeed.”

We are a 501c3
We are a 501c3 and your donations are always tax deductible.

Our video
The Sunflower Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efq3O9N7eCk 
Support The Sunflower Program – https://youtu.be/vd5RwA09bVo

THE POWER OF SUNFLOWER – Peparing Afrian Girls for Success

THE POWER OF SUNFLOWER – Peparing Afrian Girls for Success
William Jackson, My Quest To Teach


School completion is one of the pressing and important
issues in Kenya and across the African continent. Illiteracy
rates are high among girls in the informal settlements because
of lack of education opportunities and resources.
Only 58% of girls enrolled in the first-year complete primary school
and this sets the path to the ceasing of educational growth.
This proportion falls as girls advance to higher levels of educational
schooling and the support necessary for girls of all ages.

Girls miss out on going to secondary/high school because they
can’t afford school fees. We want to change these for Sunflower
Global Girls in Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya. We strive to help them
gain higher in the next academic year in April 2022 so they can have
a better future and break the cycle of poverty for generations
to come.

Donations help us to achieve our goals and dreams to help as many
girls as possible escape poverty. When girls are educated communities
all benefit, girls and women are the foundation of educational support, encouragement, inspiration and vision.
When you donate $10, $20, $30, $40, $50, $60, $70…….or give a
four year scholarship today ($500 per academic year) you will give a
girl the opportunity and hope to stay in school and fulfil her potential
in future dreams and prayers. Partnerships are important for the success
of educational goals for girls in Africa.

Partner with Sunflower Global to help transition girls into high education
and a better future. To obtain additional information email
us hello@thesun-flower.org

Be part of the change by sending us a donation and even recurring
donation each month to make sure a girl can finish school and begin
a productive life.
Access our page to help us connect with you either as an individual donor or
a business. https://www.sunflower-global.org/grow-with-us

Our Vision
“A world where all children have the opportunity to succeed.”

We are a 501c3
We are a 501c3 and your donations are always tax deductible.

Our video
The Sunflower Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efq3O9N7eCk 
Support The Sunflower Program – https://youtu.be/vd5RwA09bVo