You stop, we stop! Street Soldiers Radio talks about the use of the n-word in the aftermath of the student/teacher incident at Richmond High School.
Markeith Anderson, a sophomore and Black Student Union member, organized a protest in protest of the use of the N-word on campus after a student allegedly used the racial slur when talking with a Black substitute teacher. The substitute was seen on video grabbing the student, throwing him to the floor, and forcibly removing the teen from the classroom.
He joins us along with Kiraa Easter, an advisor for Richmond's BSU.
We also speak with local Bay Area teachers about the incident.
The Blerd Academy (Black Nerds) joins Street Soldiers Radio to share how they help African-American students earn scholarships to HBCU's and graduate debt free!
Meet Douglass Fort, founder of the Blerd Academy, who works with college-bound students, who may be enrolled in advanced placement (AP) classes with above average grades.
Fort says that since these kids are expected to go to college, school administers rarely put resources toward celebrating and guiding these students.
“In the black community, we highlight three different people,” Fort says. “We highlight the athlete, the musician or the misbehaved. We never highlight the nerd.”
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Dr. Clarence B. Jones-lawyer, strategic advisor, and speechwriter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. joins Street Soldiers Radio as we celebrate Dr. King's birthday and continue to fight for justice for all.