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Join Tiffany and Autumn, two Black women, as they discuss (and bring levity to) their journey navigating the world of academia.

Ep 10: Individualized Education with Lorry

In this episode, Autumn sits down (virtually) with Lorry, Program Associate at Populace, the organization dedicated to personalized education for all students. Tune in as they discuss, the good, the bad, and the ugly  of personalized education as well as sustaining authenticity and staying well while doing the work.


The End of Average, Todd Rose

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy

Lorry Henderson

Twitter: @LorryHenderson

IG: @LorryMichael

Ep 9: Graduations Galore!

Shoutout to all the graduates! This week Tiffany and Autumn celebrate graduations at all levels. Listen as they discuss Alexander Lucius Twilight, the first Black person to earn a bachelor’s degree, Julia Nepper who completed her PhD in Biochemistry at 23, and Chadwick Boseman’s graduation speech at HU.

Alexander Lucius Twilight:

Julia Nepper:

Chadwick Boseman:

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Ep 7: On Admissions with Costume Couture

Meet Jamika Williams, the “We Are” yelling, costume designing, Assistant Director of Admissions, and all around dope person. Listen as Autumn interviews our first guest about her role in academia and her love for both admissions.

Jamika’s IG: @costumecoture

Custom Crew:, @customcrewbyjamika

Ep 6: Drink Your Water

This week we discuss the University of South Carolina’s statue of Richard T. Greener, Harvard’s first African American graduate, late educator activist Marva Collins, and how Black women shaped the law banning sex discrimination.

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Marva Collins:

How Black Women Shaped the Law Banning Sex Discrimination:…mination-education/

Ep 5: Would you have stood in solidarity with us?

Today we discuss the power being at the top of the publication chain and celebrate both Marley Dias and some Philly teens who call out Florida teens to ask, “would you have stood in solidarity with us?”

Journal of Negro Education

Marley Dias

Philly teens to Florida teens: Would you have stood in solidarity with us?

Ep 4: Black Women in Ed Are Lit!

In this episode Tiffany and Autumn shed light on Black Women’s Literary Societies, highlight Kimberly Bryant (the real life Princess Shuri), and discuss the privilege and toxic masculinity of the people committing school shootings.

Black Women’s Literary Societies

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School Shootings…how-many-so-far…c-masculinity/

Ep 3: HBCUs for The Win!

In this episode, Tiffany and Autumn celebrate Horace Mann Bond, the first Black president of Lincoln University, Riché Barnes, professor of sociocultural anthropology and assistant dean of social sciences at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, and discuss why Black students quit university more often than their White peers (spoiler: the answer is racism).

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Why do black students quit university more often than their white peers?…han-white-peers