A Story of Camaraderie: Building the Malcolm X. Academy for Afrikan Education

by mel charles & Jordan McGowan

in june 2020, we met in a political education workshop series being taught by mel over zoom. this was the same summer Jordan launched Neighbor Program on Nisenan Land. Jordan was getting ready to run a political education series of his own and thought “wow this sista right here has got it figured out!” When Jordan saw the outline for mel’s class it only made sense to join the class, and hopefully pick her brain on how she structured her series out. mel, in true…



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Jordan McGowan

Afrikan Griot — Music Lover — Former Athlete Turned Coach — Unapologetic — Political Scientist — Afrikan