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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

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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

    Community Solutions Ep. #1: Financial Literacy with Nikki' Clayton

    Community Solutions Ep. #1: Financial Literacy with Nikki' Clayton

    Join host Marquis "Quis" Evans, KIPP Bridge social studies teacher, for a monthly conversation! In this first episode, Marquis is joined by financial coach Nikki’ Clayton to talk about financial literacy and the importance of young people to understand basic finances at a young age.

    • 16 min
    S2E3: ...On Teacher 43 Years in Oakland w/Mr. Herman Brown

    S2E3: ...On Teacher 43 Years in Oakland w/Mr. Herman Brown

    This was a personal and special episode. Mr. Brown was a major factor in my life, similar to the thousands of kids he's taught over his 40+ career. Just sit back and listen to some of the best wisdom from a life with an endless number of lessons. 

    • 48 min
    S2E2: ...On Progressive Cities Failing Black Kids & Notes on Mentorship w/Chris Stewart

    S2E2: ...On Progressive Cities Failing Black Kids & Notes on Mentorship w/Chris Stewart

    Chris Stewart is a trailblazer making a splash in educational activism. He loves Black kids and he's loud about it. In this episode, he discusses Brightbeam's Report, The Secret Shame which looks at progressive cities that are failing Black children. We discuss how he feels these cities should receive the study as a benchmark to be approved upon. 

    We also have a great conversation regarding the state of mentoring and intergenerational leadership. It was quite fascinating. 



    To reach Chris:

    Twitter: @citizenstewart, email: christopher@activist.com, website: brightbeamnetwork.org

    • 26 min
    S2E1: Toxic Waste in West Oakland? ft: Jumoke Hinton Hodge

    S2E1: Toxic Waste in West Oakland? ft: Jumoke Hinton Hodge

    Welcome to Season 2! We are so excited to be back for a new cycle of Oakland leaders impacting the city. In this episode we have school board director and SoBEO co-founder, Jumoke Hinton-Hodge on to discuss the recent discoveries in West Oakland and what they mean for our community as a whole. Enjoy. 

    You can reach Jumoke for questions at jumoke.hintonhodge@ousd.org.

    Twitter: @sobeoakland

    • 22 min
    ...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

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