Black Girls’ Identity in Our Edges “She Snatched All My Edges!” | Caroline Bennett | TEDxUTulsa

Intentionally utilizes the vehicles of spoken word, song, research and story-telling to challenge education stakeholders’ “un”conscious investment in Eurocentric pedagogy and culturally incompetent restorative practices and its’ contribution to Black students’ traumatic experiences in K-12 public and charter school classrooms. Born and raised in North Tulsa, Caroline Bennett is a two-time loan and debt-free first…

From Poverty To Purpose: The Ben Carson Story | Timeline

How does an inner city African American kid with a self-proclaimed violent temper, become a world renowned brain surgeon, an inspiring role model for disadvantaged youth, a medical innovator and achieve success… against all odds? In 2001, CNN and Time Magazine named Ben Carson one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. His mother…

Talib Kweli & MC Eiht Talk Gang Life, Menace II Society, Tupac, DJ Quik Beef | People's Party

In this episode of People’s Party, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper, actor and West Coast legend MC Eiht. Being a veteran and pioneer of the Gangsta Rap genre, as well as someone who was fully immersed in the lifestyle that he portrays on wax, Eiht has a deeply authentic story to…

How Project Dream is helping shift the arc of inner-city kids’ lives

Headlines from this week lead us into Felipe’s story about some shocking statistics. In the United States, one-third of public high school students drop out. A school in Harlem is trying to make a difference and encourage all their students to go on to college. The Harlem RBI program stands for “Reviving Baseball in Inner-city.”…

Unlocking Multiple Forms of Wealth | Nipun Mehta | TEDxPSU

Much of today’s society is designed through the lens of financial capital, but is our world richer for it? Nipun Mehta uses that question as a springboard to make a compelling case for alternative forms of capital that are often overlooked — like time, community and attention. Drawing on his personal journey with ServiceSpace, as…