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Deep in the heart of public school education wars rage on, and few warriors come to fight for the people. Yet, there is one small band of freedom fighters bring sanity to the village. Anyone who threatens the education of our 8 million black children is likely to catch these eight black hands. [Twitter: @8Blackhands1]

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Deep in the heart of public school education wars rage on, and few warriors come to fight for the people. Yet, there is one small band of freedom fighters bring sanity to the village. Anyone who threatens the education of our 8 million black children is likely to catch these eight black hands. [Twitter: @8Blackhands1]

    Ep. 182: The Truth About School Discipline

    Ep. 182: The Truth About School Discipline

    This show was a cliffhanger because we did not all land in the same place on this topic.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 181: Why are states withholding test scores?

    Ep. 181: Why are states withholding test scores?

    In this episode, we discussed the importance of transparency when it comes to states releasing student data. Spoiler alert, we all did not agree, and it was glorious. Here are some articles to help build context.

    https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2022/9/23/23368912/new-york-state-test-score-delay
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/california-is-withholding-standardized-test-results-until-after-election-day
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/01/us/national-test-scores-math-reading-pandemic.html


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 180: Blue Ribbon Schools

    Ep. 180: Blue Ribbon Schools

    In this episode, we dissect what it takes to be on a pathway for a Blue Ribbon school with our guests, newly awarded Blue ribbon principal Demetrius Ball and KC Middle School principal of the year Dr. VaShawn Smith aka Smitty.


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep. 179: When Will We Stop Being Political Chumps? Ft. Michael Bland

    Ep. 179: When Will We Stop Being Political Chumps? Ft. Michael Bland

    With the mid-term elections looming, The Hands talk about political astuteness.


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Ep. 177: Quiet Quitting = Loud Firing

    Ep. 177: Quiet Quitting = Loud Firing

    In this episode, we discuss the latest phenomenon "Quiet Quitting." We went a lot of places with this one. Check it out and share.


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 176: Agentic Blackface

    Ep. 176: Agentic Blackface

    Black folks have always exhibited agency. In this episode, we discuss an added element of those who disguise themselves as "Black" casting stones on homes they've never lived in or been welcomed to. An interesting chat if we do say so ourselves. 


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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

pxjunkie ,

Why the red "E"

Does "E" stand for explicit? When I saw all of the red E's listed next to your episodes, I nearly decided not to give it a try. The only reason I clicked on was to hear about Abbott Elementary. Now after listening to one episode, I already love it and subscribed. The conversation is relevant, has a diversity of thoughts, humurous, and intellectual. And I don't hear explicit language. By the way, I use a few curse words myself, but don't like gratuitous cursing while listening to media.

I'm just saying that the label of "E" might turn off some listeners before they give you a try.

LS French ,

Love the realness

Thank you for your straight talk on the state of education of black and brown children in America.

annabob88 ,

Listen! Good stuff

Give them a global platform. So much fun to listen to while hearing such good info

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