This week we talk to Sharifa Hodges, the co-founder of Seneca Village Montessori School, which is an African Centered Independent Montessori school opening up in Crown Heights Brooklyn on January 2nd, 2018. Sharifa and Khalilah met on IG as their work for the liberation of Diasporic children are in full alignment. If you’re looking for a way to donate your time, talent, and treasure please consider supporting Seneca Village’s Kwanzaa Gift Drive. You can purchase The ABCs of the Black Panther Party at decolonizinged.com. The book mentioned at the end of the podcast is The Secret Science of Black Male & Female Sex by TC Carrier. It’s a mind trip. So go slow homey. Happy Holidays!
I love the saying, “If a man ain’t gon build, then he gon’ destroy.” So I ask you this:
How are we building our youth up? If we aren’t preparing them to live a purposeful life, that both helps build them personally, and in turn allows them to build up their collective community; then what exactly are we preparing them for?
I am blessed to work in a school where the curriculum is set & #blacklivesmatters paper the walls, however; I can’t teach those units. The units suck.
Let me just say that I am here for all of this: Black boys as kings, Black men showing love to Black boys (hell, just having Black men in education because unfortunately, it’s more likely to find Black unicorns than Black male teachers.) So everything in my mind is saying this is dope. This is for us by us.
But here’s one of my issues…
I hope you see the value of solidarity in tumultuous times like these. Meek isn’t the perfect victim, but often times young men of color never are but honestly people, WE ALL WE GOT!
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White supremacy is rooted in a historical narrative of fear of Black rebellion. Bacon’s Rebellion (1676), the 3/5ths Compromise (1787), …