For results to take place in the direction of executing a mission, sometimes uncomfortable conversations need to take place. As a melanated family, we have to hold each other accountable and correct those who are causing harm to our movement, but also show gratitude for those demonstrating positive actions or making progress for the overall benefit of our melanated scholars.
We vent it out by indulging in a quick S.O.B.E. style rant to crack open the door and welcome in an uncomfortable but needed conversation, then transition into the solution for the State Of Black Education.
We are also excited to set the date for our podcast series entitled SOBE Rants, created by Dr. Charles Cole III and now hosted by Quis Evans! The podcast serves as a safe space to have those accountability conversations, while bridging the gap of understanding and providing clear action steps in our fight to elevate the educational experience for our blessed and melanated scholars, while maneuvering in an education system populated by uncultured and seasoning deficient individuals.
We’ll drop our special inaugural broadcast on Tuesday, May 24th at 2:00 A.M. PST. on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify with additional content here at Great School Voices for each episode. Excited to have this conversation with you.
Image: Furious (Laurence Fishburne), left, explains how gentrification works in Black neighborhoods.
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