Black history didn’t begin In America.

It starts here.

The Orisha Project is the umbrella organization for two initiatives. Our mission is to educate the public on black history and experience.


Welcome to the Beginning


Basic Black is an eLearning academy providing modular history courses, with the beginnings of humankind in Africa. The course design is based on cognitive load theory.  The curriculum chronicles culture, innovation, language and migration, moving to relevant modern science, current events and new solutions.

Bones of the Mother is an immersive online game that allows players to experience life while black. Beginning in Africa, players must complete an initial quest to find the line of the One Mother. Using ancient hieroglyphs as guides, travel through time to join in historical events around the world.

Untold History 

The shared experience of humanity has been muzzled.  History was edited. The richness of culture, the birth of language, the pain of injustice are all untaught.

 We dedicate months instead of minds. The science of human ancestry is known, but not shared. There’s only one history.  But it is unspoken.

When we disavow one, all are diminished. The human connection is disrupted. We become us and “the other.” Too many suffer and too many deny their suffering.  We can share no vision of a common good. 

The system is broken. Knowledge is hidden. We no longer act as one people.

We offer insight on human experience in the hope that truth will be shared.

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Who are we? Not who am I, but who are we?

Is it possible to know when so much history has been hidden?

That’s the question we’ve come to answer. To seek the untold truth.

The beautiful, the ugly, the blood and the joy. All of it is part of the answer.

It’s our belief that the hidden truths of humanity will set us free. That knowledge of  our origin is key.

Then we will know who we are.  Then each can decide who to be.


Two initiatives to chronicle the the black experience

e-Learning + video gAME

Basic Black Academy + Bones of the Mother

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eLearning: Basic Black Academy

Concise modular classes combined into sprints. Designed to provoke thought, discussion, and purpose.

The curriculum at Basic Black is True Oral history.

The Before February series chronicles the culture and innovation of African people. Language, art, food, religion – great cities and great battles.  It is the truth of where black history actually begins.

The Future Past series looks at ancient discoveries with the fresh eyes of modern science. The courses include genomics, population migration, tribalism and climate.

The Modern History series follows the migration of the people. The change in environment brings change to skin color and features. The disruption of shared experience begins. The history of explorers, innovators and educators is dominated by slavery and the violence that follows.

The True Dat series is advocacy with attitude. Chefs, musicians, writers, artists, teachers, scientists and innovators put their best call-to-action on the table. Each class is a how-to for implementing their idea.


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Video Game: Bones of the Mother

Multiplayer online game of history, heritage, time travel, and magic.

Bones of the Mother: role play collides with reality.

Truth is based in individual experience. When experiences diverge, a shared truth is disrupted. A journey through history is the solution.

Bones of the Mother is an immersive, multiplayer online game. Users choose between three roles: Warriors, Makers, and Seekers. Players form tribes to combine their powers and pursue quests. 

Warriors are the soldiers and the dissenters. Makers are the builders, architects and artists. Seekers are the witches and priests – direct descendents of the Mother. 

There are directions but in the ancient tongues. There are maps but they have been cursed. There are armies but they must be freed.  Signposts point the journey, but not all can be trusted.

Each role has unique powers. Unlock the secrets and travel through time.  Experience the unknown of history and heritage, with magicks  and time travel along the way,


We are a small startup organization in Fayetteville, N. C. Our mission is to establish a common good by exposing humanity's common ancestry in Africa. We use education and experience to promote understanding in the hope of equality among all people.

Education: Basic Black

Experience: Bones of the Mother


PHONE:  (910) 502-3609 (call or text)

EMAIL:  info  @

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