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Black Minds Matter PodcastED

36 EpisodesProduced by Black Minds MatterWebsite

A podcast exploring the root causes of educational inequality and the hope we have for a better path forward.

36 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

The Childcare Guru: Tiffany Ford

August 22nd, 2022


Tiffany Ford is a successful entrepreneur, success coach, student advocate and the owner of 3 schools in Philadelphia.  

Tiffany is known as "The …

Students are Remarkable, Give Them a Path: Shante Lane Tamerat

July 22nd, 2022


Shante Lane Tamerat is co-owner and co-founder with her mother of Discovery Lane school in Waldorf, Md. The idea for Discovery Lane came in the …

Transforming Leaders to Legends: Dr. LeDonna Griffin

July 15th, 2022


Dr. LeDonna Griffin is founder of Leaders to Legends More Than Conquerors Homeschool Co-op in Omaha, Neb., which equips, empowers and educates one …

Passionate Educator turned School Founder : Aba Healing Academy

June 22nd, 2022


Aba Healing Academy learned....   For many New Orleans', school- aged children, there is an opportunity to bring in a system that focuses on sound …

Community Lead and Community Driven feat. Rashaun Kemp

May 24th, 2022


Currently, Rashaun recently led a national non-profit organization, Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools (FCCS), serving as its first Executive …

Black Minds Matter SXSW EDU Panel: Black Owned: Freeing Black Minds with Education

March 21st, 2022


At SXSW EDU 2022, Black Minds Matter hosted a panel to celebrate education entrepreneurship! 

During this panel, we spoke with three Black school …

The "E" is for Excellence: T.H.R.I.V.E Christian Academy

March 3rd, 2022


T.H.R.I.V.E. Christian Academy (TCA) is a new and unique academic addition to the metro-Atlanta community. Their mission is to equip and EMPOWER our …

Zest Preparatory Academy: #BlackOwnedSchools

March 2nd, 2022


ZEST Preparatory Academy Charter School is a kindergarten through fifth-grade school community in Georgia. Their founder Ms. Monique Carruthers is …

Fighting for Economic and Educational Equity: Legends Charter School

December 8th, 2021


Legends Charter School was founded on the belief that all students can learn and deserve the opportunity to receive high-quality education, …

Preparing the Brightest Futures

December 3rd, 2021


Kind Academy is a project-based, personalized, and passion-infused microschool serving students in grades PreK-5 online - in Florida and all over the …

[Special Edition] Black Minds Matter on the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

October 11th, 2021


Denisha Merriweather, founder of Black Minds Matter and Director of Public Relations and Content Marketing for American Federation for Children, talks about her organization’s work to advance the quality and options of …

[Special Edition] Denisha Merriweather discussed Black Minds Matter on Sirius XM Patriot w/ Sonnie Johnson

September 27th, 2021


Denisha Merriweather, founder of Black Minds Matter, joins Sonnie Johnson on Sirius XM Patriot Channel to discussion education freedom. 

The Fight Continues for Black Students in Nebraska

September 20th, 2021


After the tax-credit scholarship bill failed to pass in Nebraska, we are all trying to figure out just what happened.

Icon Prep is Changing the Game

September 13th, 2021


Icon Preparatory School (Icon Prep) is a non-profit corporation founded in Tampa, Florida by Dr. Dwayne Raiford, Ms. Lolita Jackson, Mr. Maurice …

Brainwashed by Opportunity?

September 6th, 2021


It is not uncommon for liberals to suggest that students of color who receive a private education are being manipulated to have certain political …

Accreditation: Ensuring a High-Quality Education for Children

August 30th, 2021


Dr. Phyllis Walker is a school accreditation, accountability and ongoing improvement consultant with over 20 years experience as an administrator in …

A team of parent advocates committed to helping others

August 16th, 2021


Janelle Wood founded and President of the Black Mothers Forum in Arizona in 2016. The organization strives to dismantle systemic racism and …

How A Homeschool Co-op Meets the Needs of Black Families in Detroit

August 9th, 2021


When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Michigan this spring, causing nearly 2,000 new cases a day in early April, Bernita Bradley was ready.

Bradley has worked as a parent advocate in her native Detroit for more than 10 years, …


August 3rd, 2021


The phrase “For Us, By Us” (FUBU) is usually associated with the hip-hop apparel brand. However, Cameron Frazier is using the well-known phrase for a different reason. According to his Facebook page, the Jacksonville, …

Lack of Investments in African American Communities

April 30th, 2021


Education inequality is just one result of systemic racism. It has eroded other aspects of black society like housing, public health, employment, …

Arrested for Education Freedom

April 5th, 2021


In 2012, Kelley Williams-Bolar of Ohio was convicted of lying about her residency to get her children into a better school district. Williams-Bolar …

Education Incarcerated

March 15th, 2021


For season 2 of the Black Minds Matter PodcastED co-host @brianagilchrist and @deni_mweather will explore the stories of the school-to-prison …

Pioneering a New Education Path (feat. Kevin Chavous)

December 5th, 2020


For this episode, Kevin Chavous, President of K12, Inc. attorney, author, and former District of Columbia city councilman, joins me to discuss his …

Why does the Federal Government Care so much about School Choice? (feat. Terris Todd)

December 3rd, 2020


Why is federal support for education freedom so important? During this episode, Terris Todd, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Education Excellence for African-Americans, join me to discuss his …

Fighting Outside the Ring (feat. Ron Rice)

December 2nd, 2020


A study by the Thomas Fordman Institute found that Black students in charter schools are more likely to have black teachers than their peers in …

Who's paying for your toilet paper?

December 1st, 2020


School Funding and Upward Mobility.  District contracts are not given out equally. During this episode, we discuss how school districts can do a …

What would the schools in Wakanda look like?

November 30th, 2020


What would the schools in Wakanda look like?  During this episode, the women of Wakanda brainstorm how education would be approached in the Black …

The Evolution of School Choice in Tennessee (feat. Rep. John DeBerry and Shaka Mitchell)

November 30th, 2020


In this conversation, we will rewind the clocks of time to talk about the evolution of

school options in Tennessee with the leaders who are making it …

Why don't Blacks vote Republican?

October 19th, 2020


"If David Dukes ran today and put a 'D' beside his name, Black people would vote for him. If Joe Biden ran today and put a 'R' beside his name, no …

Young with Options

September 30th, 2020


Anthony Samuels, the recipient of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit in Pennsylvania, was the youngest, black male to open a daycare in Philadelphia, PA. He's led the way in diversifying his mostly white private …

The History of Black Minds Matter

September 23rd, 2020


My name is Denisha Merriweather and I started the Black Minds Matter initiative after publishing an article titled Black Minds Matter. I wanted to …

Black Mind in a White School

September 4th, 2020


Will black students get a better education at an all-white school? Hear from four black males who have had very diverse learning experiences.

This …

Education, Economics, Criminal Justice, and More: What do they all have in common? And, why must we reform them together?

August 25th, 2020


Education inequality is just one result of systematic racism. It has eroded other aspects of black society like housing, public health, profession, …

History of Schooling in America

August 25th, 2020


Let’s cut to it: American schools were not designed for African Americans and still fail millions of black children today. It’s no surprise schools …

Black Minds Matter PodcastED Kick-off

August 23rd, 2020


This is a podcast exploring the root causes of educational inequality and the hope we have for a better path forward. 

The world is in the midst of a civil uprising as more bear witness to the racial and social …

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