9 episodes

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.

State of Black Education - Oakland

SoBEO Rants... SOBEO

    • Education

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.

State of Black Education - Oakland

    ...with David Hardin, 75% Black Male Teaching Staff is Possible! (Ep. 9)

    ...with David Hardin, 75% Black Male Teaching Staff is Possible! (Ep. 9)

    In this episode, we sit with a good friend and education warrior, David Hardin. David runs a very special middle school in East Oakland called Aurum Prep that has a student population breakdown of 55% Latinx and 45% Black students. Even more impressive is his 75% Black male teaching staff that is seeing amazing academic growth. Listen to his full story and let us know your thoughts on Twitter at @SoBEOakalnd.

    • 58 min
    ...About the "Kaiser-Sankofa-Santa Fe" Situation w/Dr. Brian Stanley

    ...About the "Kaiser-Sankofa-Santa Fe" Situation w/Dr. Brian Stanley

    In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Brian Stanley, former ED of the Oakland Public Education Fund. He's an amazing guy and also an Kaiser (OUSD) parent. Recently, he wrote an electric piece detailing the racial issues that have emerged as the school is primed to merge. Well, in the midst of the stir-up, Dr. Stanley sat down to discuss his article and to examine how race is impacting Oakland education. You do not want to miss this. 

    • 53 min
    ...with Charles Cole about Black Folks Being on Our Own! (Ep. 7)

    ...with Charles Cole about Black Folks Being on Our Own! (Ep. 7)

    THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE.

    In this episode, I turn the mic on myself dive into my thoughts about where we are as a people. This meditation was more of a meditation on my thoughts and hopefully you all take something away from it. Enjoy. 

    • 18 min
    ...with Rachel Willis-Henry about Parent Advocacy & Losing Friends (Ep. 6)

    ...with Rachel Willis-Henry about Parent Advocacy & Losing Friends (Ep. 6)

    In this episode, Rachel rants about her work advocating for parent choice and what has led her to that work. She reminisces on her time growing up in Oakland and her love for this city. She also discusses how Black kids deserve better. Take a listen. 

    • 17 min
    ...with Kennan Scott about There Being Too Many Adult Issues Interfering with Education in Oakland (Ep. 5)

    ...with Kennan Scott about There Being Too Many Adult Issues Interfering with Education in Oakland (Ep. 5)

    Kennan Scott is a mover and shaker on the Oakland education scene. In this rant, Kennan had a lot to say about adult issues infringing on our ability to actually educate Black and Brown kids well here in Oakland. He shares his plans for what he wants to do that would impact students in a positive way.

    • 21 min
    ...with Amber Childress, about Just Letting Kids be Kids

    ...with Amber Childress, about Just Letting Kids be Kids

    In this episode, we spend time with Alameda County Board of Education Trustee, Amber Childress as she rants about the need to let children be children and not forcing them to grow up too soon. Take a listen, leave a comment, and share. 

    You can reach Amber on Twitter: @AmberLChildress and Facebook: Trustee Amber Childress



    You can email us at sobeoakland@gmail.com.

    • 32 min

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