Tag Archive: School To Prison Pipeline

Apr 17

Necessary Blackness Ep: 84 – Po Righteous Teacher Talks Childhood Trauma, PTS and Invisible Scars

  In this episode of Necessary Blackness Podcast we speak with @porighteousteacher about Childhood Trauma, PTS, and Invisible Scars. Pr Righteous Teacher is an award winning, highly credible educator and school leader with special interest in turning around low performing schools in impoverished communities. Teach for America (TFA) Alum and graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School …

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Aug 29

Necessary Blackness Ep: 67 Tracey D. Syphax Talks Criminal Reform, Investment, Re-Entry & Million Dollar Game

Necessary Blackness Podcast sits down with Tracey D. Syphax who is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and activist to talk about criminal reform, re-entry, investment and how to tap into the million dollar game. Mr. Syphax talks about why he felt the need to develop a culturally responsive course to help returning citizens to become an …

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May 14

Necessary Blackness Ep. 19: They Told Me Not To Tell Pt. 2

  In part 2 of the mini-series, Necessary Blackness speaks with Johnny Lee Gaddy a former student at Arthur G. Dozier Reform School. After walking in the shadow of silence for 50 years, Mr. Gaddy decided to tell his story in his new book, “They Told Me Not To Tell”. Necessary Blackness goes one-on-one with …

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Apr 07

Haters Try To Discredit Success of Award Winning Documentary

  It was only a matter of time before the haters start coming out to discredit the progress being made to dismantle the school to prison pipeline. An article titled, “Dear White Progressive Friends of Blacks…” calls the Elementary Genocide documentary series another, “Colonized Negro Grievance Straight To DVD Production” and “Hidden Colors” fraudulent. The …

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Jun 09

Unlock Your Pension From Being Invested In Private Prison

Too many public pensions are directly invested in the private prison industry. The future financial security of teachers and public employees should not depend on separating families and locking up our community members. There is a need to be a divestment from companies and institutions that use public pensions to invest in CCA and GEO:

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May 14

California City May Charge Kindergartners With Misdemeanor For Bullying

  The fight to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline must continue to wage on in each respective city. In Carson, California the City Council gave a preliminary approval to an ordinance aimed persons, including other youths, who cause anyone from kindergarten to age 25 to feel terrorized, harassed or threatened with no legitimate purpose. In this …

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