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Our goal is to share the stories of 500 Black Educators. We will celebrate the impact and achievements, learn from the lessons & challenges, and highlight the important roles that educators play in our lives. www.blackeducatorsmatter.org The Movement: Black Educators Matter is a nonprofit organization designed to create an ecosystem for Black educators globally. Through engagement and podcasting, we will document our stories and harness our collective power to enact change and make excellenc ...
 
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Iesha Malone ELA Teacher, Mentor, Paraprofessional, Edpreneur Rose Cafe https://www.rosecafe.org/ Instagram and Facebook @RoseCafeChi “My foundation was set with a Black preschool teacher.” Roseland, stand up! On today’s episode, we are joined by career changer and edpreneur, Ms. Iesha Malone. Ms. Malone reflects on her educational journey, her whe…
 
“Black Educators Matter because we have a gift… stay committed to your gift.” Beverly Glinsey Speech Language Pathologist “You have to have a love for research as an educator, and do the research. That knowledge you pass on to the students.” Beverly Glinsey was born and raised on the south side of Chicago - one of seven girls. Throughout public ele…
 
“How can we make the school a staple in this community?" Ms. Chivon Ford Assistant Principal, History Teacher, Dean of Students, Preschool Teacher, Alumni Counselor “[I] have an educational privilege. How can I check it? How do I use it for good?” Chivon Ford was born and raised in Chicago. She was privileged to have Black educators throughout elem…
 
“Growing up… it was always a unicorn if one year you had a Black teacher.” Latoshia Martin Elementary School Teacher, Author “We have to break down each layer to get back to the basics” Latoshia Martin grew up in Miami, FL, in a family of Black educators, so it was a no brainer for her to become a teacher. She majored in Education and got her Maste…
 
“[Being a black educator] gives students a hero they can interact with everyday.” Mr. Amondre Johnson 2nd Grade, History Teacher, Football Coach, Paraprofessional, Substitute Teacher Short Stories of Black History Podcast “[There's] better understanding and compassion between a black teacher and a black student.” Amondre Johnson grew up in Roanoke,…
 
“If they take a step, you take a hundred and go get ‘em.” Mr. Jonas Cleaves High School Principal, Former Dean of Culture, Former Teacher “There’s the benefit of being able to have that connection, to have these conversions,… [but] we also have to be mindful and willing to listen.” Jonas Cleaves was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. He …
 
“Teachers are the backbone of the team.” Mr. Charles Asiyanbi Assistant Principal, Social Worker, Elementary School Teacher, Reading Specialist “Black educators matter because students need to see people who look like them, sound like them, who've had many of the same experiences and understand the challenges and obstacles that they may have to ove…
 
“Anything is possible!” – Kevin Garnett “Why are we not pushing that more?” Mr. Barry Southerland Teacher, Substitute Teacher, Graduate Student “We’re not one monolithic group. We are a wide-range, diverse group of people with different experiences, but they all lead up to the Black experience.” Barry Sullivan grew up on the south side of Chicago. …
 
“There's tons of research to support the importance of Black educators, not just for children of color, but for non-children of color as well.” Jillian Lenae Carew Instruction Coach, Former School Leader, Principal and Teacher, Life Coach, Sneakerhead https://www.innergunlmtd.com/ “I was just being me, unapologetic about how I showed up as a Black …
 
Hey y'all and welcome back to the show! Thank you all so much for tuning in. I really appreciate it. In this episode, I discuss some of my personal experiences with racism as well as other topics. If anyone has experienced racism, please know that you are not alone, and I believe it is important that we take care of ourselves when we are confronted…
 
“Teach Black Children Everything” Ms. Tialyr (Pronounced Ty-lur) Winters Foreign Language Instructor, Global Traveler “We are everywhere but yet we don’t know our story. We don’t know our history. We don’t know our place. And I’m here to give it back." “The world is yours. It’s bigger than Chicago. It’s bigger than the west side. It’s bigger than t…
 
"Black educators matter because they can be essential role models for Black students, and not just Black students but all races." Mr. Kevin Blackmon Band and Chorus Teacher "Those [HBCU] experiences molded me into who I am today." Born and raised in Columbus, GA, Kevin Blackmon had many Black teachers throughout elementary and high school. However,…
 
“This is so for me.” Dr. Felicia Rutledge Multi-Tiered System of Supports Project Facilitator, Teacher of the Deaf / Hard of Hearing and Teacher of the Deaf-Blind IG: Instagram.com/FeliciaLRutledge Twitter: @EducatedSo “I love liberating students to dive into their passions.” Shoutout to all the Black educators who remained authentic! This week, we…
 
"The students I serve pay attention to everything that I'm not paying attention to." Mr. Woody Randall https://instagram.com/mrabove Senior Advisor, Teacher, Coach "My goal is to get a parent and a kid a year." Shaped by the wise words of his grandfather and the love of reading from his grandmother, Mr. Woody Randall joins us to reflect on his educ…
 
"The mission is to liberate your community..." Keiyonna Dubashi Activist, Builder, Cheerleader, Educator Profound Ladies Profoundladies.org "In spite of all of that, I found a way to thrive." Join us as we speak with Edpreneur Activist Keiyonna Dubashi, as she reflects on her educational journey -- being part of a bussing program in elementary scho…
 
"...We have the perfect opportunity to change it." Ms. Tina Ellis Dean of Students, Grade Level Lead, Assistant Principal, Teacher, Teacher Coach, Substitute Teacher, Parent "When I look at things, I can look at things from many different lenses." #Shoutout to the little sisters!! This week, we are joined by Ms. Tina Ellis, an East Coast educator w…
 
“I pride myself on making sure that every child feels loved and protected in the space that I create.” Ms. Diamond Dortch 2nd Grade ELA Teacher “This is your child’s village.” On today’s episode, we hear from a Chicago raised HBCU educated elementary school teacher, Ms. Diamond Dortch. Diamond shares her childhood experience of growing up with a di…
 
“Essentially, that’s what education is all about. If you can reach one person… you’ve done a whole lot.” Mrs. Terica McCormick 2nd Grade Paraprofessional, Entrepreneur www.blackfamilyloveapparel.com IG: @BlackFamilyLoveApparel "I remember some of the struggles that I had… those are my strong points now." What can you do to make a difference? Educat…
 
“How do you make sure that you are able to decipher information in a time when there are things thrown at you 24/7/365…?” Dr. Imani Cheers Associate Director, Associate Professor of Digital Storytelling “See the beauty of the Black experience…” She wrote her dissertation on Living Single. She grew up reading her father’s articles in Jet and Ebony. …
 
“The feeling of kids learning is unmatched.” Ms. Rhonda Cohen High School ELA Teacher; Dean of Culture; Safety & Security How are you being an advocate for kids? How are you creating a space for kids to learn in? On today’s episode, we are joined by career changer and Sneakerhead Ms. Rhonda Cohen. With a background in psychology and early childhood…
 
"The sense of belonging is one of the best things we can give to another human being." Ashley Russell Lead IT Instructor Masters in Instructional Technology https://www.ashtechwisdom.com/ “All of these people have added to my existence.” Black Nerds, Unite!! This week, we are joined by Mr. Ashley Russell, Philosophy major turned IT Instructor and f…
 
“Those stories help them to understand and see, not only is this something that is going on currently, but it’s something that has gone on over the span of time… all hope is not lost.” Ms. Shamecca Williams High School English Literature Lovers, this one's for you! On today’s episode, we are joined by Ms. Shamecca Williams. This Brooklyn born, DC e…
 
“Men in the community were very instrumental in our development.” Dr. Dominique Hill Director of Wellness, Adjunct Professor A Civil Rights History Lesson from North Carolina “Listen to their stories, and allow them to share their stories.” #Shoutout to the Mentors!! In this episode, Dr. Dominique Hill reflects on the impact the rural environment h…
 
“It was my Black teachers who got me through those times.” Mr. Jeff Carmon Adjunct Professor, North Carolina Central University School of Law Jeff Carmon "You can't control how people view you. You can control how you respond to their perception." Have you ever examined the power of a community and school working together? On today’s episode, we ar…
 
“Be you… don’t change.” Ms. Candace Neil Kindergarten Teacher, Team Leader, Union Representative “My advocacy can go beyond the 20 or 30 kids that I’m assigned.” Do you have the ability to shift the atmosphere? Ms. Neil does! On this week’s episode, we are speaking with Kindergarten teacher Ms. Candace Neil. She’s reflecting on her decade working i…
 
“This is a revolutionary space.” Mr. Julian Johnson-Marshall High School English Teacher “Don’t wish for it, work for it” This week, we are joined by High School English Teacher Mr. Julian Johnson-Marshall, a Kansas City, Missouri native who is incredibly proud of building his educational career in his hometown. After having a lit educational exper…
 
“Representation matters and being able to see yourself represented at every level is really important.” Mrs. Laurice Jones Assistant Professor of English #Shoutout to the community colleges! This week, we are joined by Assistant Professor of English, Mrs. Laurice Jones, a Chicagoland native with educational experience in Illinois, Texas, and South …
 
“We can’t keep empowering others if we can’t empower ourselves.” Brittany Gail Thomas Adjunct Professor, Administrator, Trial Advocacy, Public Defender Color of Excellence IG: @TheColorOfExcellence This episode, we received a mighty word from The Color of Excellence founder and Adjunct Professor, Brittany Gail Thomas. BGT reflects on her educationa…
 
“I think I have the same story as a lot of Black and Brown students.” Dr. Krystal C. Johnson High School Placement Coordinator #Shoutout to the first generation college students! This week, we are joined by Dr. Krystal Johnson, an educator and youth advocate with a background in higher education. Dr. Johnson shares why an interesting encounter with…
 
Sense of Direction Morgan Nickles Program Manager, Life Skills Teacher “We are such a creative group of people.” Have you ever felt unsure of your next step? On today’s episode, we are joined by Ms. Morgan Nickles, who’s non-traditional journey into education is filled with learning moments. Growing up in Chicago and currently teaching in rural Ill…
 
"You got to be emotionally aware of what that child may be going through to connect with them on an educational level." Mr. LeBarron Mcwhorter Band Director, Music Educator (elementary, middle, high school and college) https://lebarronmcwhorter.wordpress.com/ Mr. LeBarron Mcwhorter reflects on his awesome academic and musical experiences that shape…
 
"You can't give a kid a dream, if it's never been a reality for anyone." Douglas Morrow, MBA Special Education Classroom Assistant, Nonprofit Founder IG: Instagram.com/dearaustinchicago The Greater West Side of Chicago, stand up!! On today's episode, we are speaking with Mr. Doug Morrow, who has spent over a decade supporting students across the ci…
 
"Where are the Black people in this discipline?" Deven E. Cooper Director of Debate, Communications Professor "Debate allows us to communicate with people who will be the leaders of this world. A lot of politicians, lawyers, doctors and educators come from debate." The Champ is here! On today's episode, we are joined by lecturer and debate champion…
 
"We're in the people business. We are developing the future of our country." Mr. Roderick Sheppard Principal, Teacher, Coach On today's episode, we are speaking with Mr. Roderick Sheppard, a career changing trailblazer who stands on the shoulders of giants within the community as the first African American principal of his school. Roderick shares h…
 
“I knew where I was going by the time I was a child.” Jess Vann, Educator, Actor, Performer, Program Manager IG: @Jdotjourney What’s the reform? What’s the restorative approach? What is White Savior Complex (besides the most annoying form of white supremacy)? What is anti-racism work? In this episode, we are joined by Educator Activist Jess Van, wh…
 
"If you have a gift, you can make money from it. And you should." Catherine McNeil, MA Professional Development Trainer, Nonprofit Founder Author, Speaker, Coach #ASCCatherine www.chbmservices.com https://www.facebook.com/CHBMcNeil/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/chbmservices/ "Every type of education that is out there, I have navigated it." Education…
 
"Become known." Dr. Yaschica Williams Associate Professor and Chair Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice This week, we are joined by Alabama native Dr. Yaschica Williams, an introverted yet collaborative professor who speaks to the power of finding your voice, the long-lasting impact of trauma in education (hello school to prison pipeline), and …
 
Hey everyone welcome back to the show! Thanks for tuning into my last episode I appreciate y'all a lot! Today we are going to talk about dating and give you guys some advice and my perspective about dating. Hope y'all enjoy and please contact me at blackexcellence190@gmail.com if you want me to talk about any topics:) and you can reach my mom @tran…
 
“The way you show up gives kids permission to show up the same.” Tierionna Pinkston, Educator, Administrator “Baby, that’s your history, it’s in you… you just have to pull it out.” What does it mean to be smart? What does it mean to live in a liberated society? How can we tap back into our ancestral power through rituals and identity affirmation? O…
 
“I’m 100% African!” Ms. Nagity Deng Science Teacher IG: @_Colour.Narratives “I had to unlearn so much…” This week, we are joined by Nagity, a New York based Science Teacher with a passion for documenting the experiences of Black women educators. She shares her origin story, how her family immigrated to the United States from Sudan when she was a ch…
 
In this episode we are going to talk about why representation matters and the psychological impact of the portrayal of black women in the media. I think there needs to be representation for black women in the media, it's a necessity. I really wanted to have a conversation about this and invite my mom on the show to get her perspective on this. I ho…
 
“I can understand why they don’t always understand… but I can’t understand why they don’t want to get understanding.” Dr. Pat Sanders Professor of Communication, Journalism and Digital Media Production This Prof Life Podcast: Women of Color in Higher Education https://www.drpatsanders.com/ “The door to education opened so seamlessly… I just walked …
 
In this episode for Headline News we discuss Network upfronts starting with BET+ nabbing Lean Waithe’s latest project Birth of Cool. Peacock picked up Craig Robinson’s comedy which is untitled and Bust Down starring Chris Redd, Sam Jay, Langston Kerman and Jak Knight. Kenya Barris new show that takes on contemporary relationships for Paramount+. As…
 
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