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LeRon L. Barton is a writer from Kansas City, MO currently living in San Francisco, Ca. A graduate of Paseo Academy of Fine Arts, LeRon is the author of two books, “Straight Dope: A 360 degree look into American Drug Culture” and “All We Really Need Is Love: Stories of Dating, Relationships, Heartbreak, and Marriage.” In addition to the books, LeRon is an essayist; whose topics cover racism, mass incarceration, politics, gender, and dating. These works have appeared in Salon, The Good Men Project, Elephant Journal, East Bay Times, and MoAD.

Cava Menzies is a multidisciplinary musician, visual artist, and educator who resides in Oakland, Ca. She is a Bay Area native and hails from a long line of creators; her grandmother a pioneer in the New York Jazz scene as a dancer at the Cotton Club, her father, Eddie Henderson, an accomplished jazz trumpeter and early member of the Herbie Hancock sextet, and her mother a classically trained flautist and music enthusiast.

Cava holds a BA from the Berklee College of Music in Boston where she studied jazz piano and music education. She received her MM from the University of Miami where she studied composition and music production and recording.

Cava is a founding music faculty member at the Oakland School for the Arts and served as the Artistic Director of the school from 2015 – 2018. Her musical directing and arranging work have been featured in performances with Chris Martin, Coldplay, Daveed Diggs, Rafa Casal, Dave Grohl, Kehlani, and Adrian Marcel. Through her cumulative work at OSA, Cava has led four concert tours to Italy, Puerto Rico, and New Orleans and has taught over 2000 young musicians from Oakland.

Cava is a 2014 National Artist Teaching Fellow. She has been a guest faculty member for Berklee College of Music’s weeklong music intensives in LA and Puerto Rico. She serves on the board of the SF Chapter for the Recording Academy and was a quarterfinalist for the 2018 Grammy Music Educator Awards.

Cava is the founder of the brand, COLORQUEEN, a multidisciplinary platform that highlights her integrated visual art, music, and travel work.

Mr. Barton and Ms. Menzies were live on our show. They will be talked about Breonna Taylor, George Floyd And Raising Black Boys.

During our conversation, they talked about:

– Events in Oakland during this time during early June 2020
– Their thoughts on the fact the many of the protesters are White
– Their thoughts on why they feel that the protests different this time and if the protests will be effective
– If there is a civil war, class war in America
– The George Floyd incident
– Policing in America
– The Breonna Taylor incident
– Cava talks about raising a sixteen year old Black son as a single mother, her having a number of “talks” with her son, her biggest concern for her son
– Cava provides some suggestions on what can be done to improve race relations in America
– Cava shares why she became a teacher, why she loves being a teacher and what is like for her being a teacher at this time in America’s history
– Cava’s message for non-melinated and melinated America


You can find out more about LeRon via:

Website
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You can find more about Ms. Menzies via:

Cava Menzies – Website
Color Queen
Color Queen – Instagram
Cava Menzies – Facebook
Cava Menzies – Instagram

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