This podcast series delves into the minds of some of the most influential Black leaders in Oakland (and beyond). When we let great minds just rant, they always leave a trail of gems in their wake. Enjoy.
In this episode, Mr. Marquis Evans, 6th and 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Kipp Bridge rants about how to get parents and teachers to partner together better in service of students. He also discusses how he holds his students to a higher standard and how it irks him to see people outside the Black culture lowering standards for Black students. It was a great conversation.
Intro Music: T.I. - Go Get It
Outro Music: Jalani - Cameron Crazies
In this episode, Ms. Selena Wilson rants about how the quest for perfection harms Black students. It was a really insightful conversation from an organization that is doing amazing work.
To learn more about the East Oakland Youth Development Center, go to eoydc.org.
Intro Music: I Got 5 On It (Jordan Peele Remix), The Luniz
Outro Music: Redbone, Childish Gambino
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In our first episode ever we are joined by SoBEO co-founder and Oakland School Board Director, Jumoke Hinton-Hodge. In her rant, she touches on Black girls not getting enough love in education debates, being in directly in the fire to ensure Black kids get educated, and what lead her to this work. Hope you enjoy.
Underbed music: Miss Mary J. Blige