The Dr. Vibe Show

Aisha K. Staggers had her first major publication, an album review, in The New Haven Register while just a sophomore in high school. Another series of reviews published in The Hartford Courant followed. By the time she reached college, Aisha was writing for the literary magazine and interning at a local radio station, ABC-affiliate as a writer in the news department and in the A&R department of an independent record company.

As a graduate student at Fisk University, Aisha asked Dr. Raymond Winbush to chair her thesis because 1) he was one of the most renowned voices in black culture and academia, and 2) he was a Prince fan. His scholarship and guidance led Aisha to an early career as a professor of social sciences and later an administrator in higher education.

Aisha has also served as a director of education and policy research centers and on the staff of legislative commissions. She previously served on the Executive Board of the CT Young Democrats’ Women’s Caucus, an avid campaigner and has remained active in politics and public policy.

Jill Jones is our special guest for this conversation. Ms. Jones is activist, feminist, former collaborator with Paisley Park.

On the August 7, 2019 edition of Staggers State Of Things, the ladies talked about:

– 45’s visits to Dayton and El Paso after mass shootings
– 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro
– The American China trade war intensifying

You can find more about Ms. Staggers via:

Twitter
Authory
HuffPost
Atlanta Black Star
YouTube – I Wish U Heaven – Prince Tribute Playlist
Email

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Facebook
Instagram
Soundcloud

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Dr. Vibe


Dr. Lamont Ali Francies was born and raised in San Francisco, California (Bayview/Hunter’s Point Community). He is the Senior Minister of the Delta Bay Church of Christ in Antioch, California. He is an adjunct professor of Sociology at Brandman University. He also works an administrator of African American Student Achievement for the Mount Diablo Unified School District. Dr. Francies also does equity work district wide and is a sought after speaker, conducting workshops for numerous educational institutions. Dr. Francies has been invited to speak nationwide at conferences dealing with African American Student Achievement. He has also authored several articles that deal with the the Black faith tradition and a critique of Multiculturalism. Dr. Francies is also the president of the Mt. Diablo Black Educators Association and remains an unapologetic advocate for Black students and families. Dr. Francies holds a Masters of Arts in both Sociology & Counseling. He also holds a pupil personnel credential in counseling and a doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco in International & Multicultural Education. Dr. Francies currently lives in the Bay Area with his wife Tiffany and their five children.

Recently, Dr. Francies was on our show talking about Black Male Teachers In K – 12 Schools.

During our conversation, Dr. Francies talked about:

– Life growing up in San Francisco in a single parent home with one brother without a father in the home
– His mother playing mother and father struggling raising him and his brother and how she achieved graduating from college
– The first male father figure that he could relate to was on The Cosby Show
– The greatest thing that his mother gave him and his brother
– Some of his challenging childhood and when it began to turn
– The cultural shock that he experienced when he first started attending Pepperdine University, having his first Black teacher in his life and that teacher’s influence on him getting into education
– Black students being 16% of America’s public school population, Black teachers making up 7% of the public school teacher population, Black men make up 2% of that 7%
– The education system not being broken but it is replicating the same social inequalities that exist in society
– When students have teachers that look like them they do better
– Why Black male teachers are leaving the profession more than any other ethnic group
– Black male teachers not being hired to educate but to assimilate into the dominate culture
– Education being feminized
– Some of the challenges that Black male teachers face
– “Rules without relationship leads to rebellion.”
– The impact that the racial wealth gap has on this issue
– What can Black parents do to get more Black male teachers in schools
– If Black parents expressing their concern about the lack of Black male teachers in public schools
– The effect that the Black middle class moving from the inner cities to the suburbs has on this subject
– The need for Blacks to start their own schools
– Inequities in funding of schools

You can Dr. Francies via:

Email
Delta Bay Church Of Christ

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