This edition of In the CLEar is dedicated to Mr. William Franklin Guest, former member of Gladys Knight & The Pips.  Mr. Guest passed away December 24, 2015.  This episode features a discussion with Guest and Dame Dhyana Ziegler, PhD about their book Midnight Train from Georgia: A Pip's Journey.


In this episode ITC features the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center located in Austin, Texas. We share a conversation with Para LaNell Agboga who serves as the Museum Site Coordinator and Theatre Manager. Agboga says that "The Carver" is a "beacon" in the community.


As we recognize and celebrate Black History Month, this episode of In the CLEar features Dr. James D. Anderson, renown educator, historian, and author.

SOURCE:  http://education.illinois.edu/faculty/janders:

James D. Anderson is the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutsgell Professor of Education; the Head of the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership; the Executive Associate Dean for the College of Education and affiliate Professor of History. His scholarship focuses broadly on the history of U.S. education, with specializations in the history of African American education in the South, the history of higher education desegregation, the history of public school desegregation, and the history of African American school achievement in the 20th century. His book, The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935, won the American Educational Research Association outstanding book award in 1990. He is senior editor of the History of Education Quarterly. Anderson has served as an expert witness in a series of federal desegregation and affirmative action cases, including Jenkins v. Missouri, Knight v. Alabama, Ayers v. Mississippi, Gratz v. Bollinger, and Grutter v. Bollinger. He served as an adviser for and participant in the PBS documentaries School: The Story of American Public Education (2001), The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (2002) and Forgotten Genius: The Percy Julian Story. He was elected to the National Academy of Education in 2008. In 2012, he was selected as a Fellow for Outstanding Research by the American Educational Research Association and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. In 2013, he was selected Center for Advanced Study Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois.


There's a message in the music. In this episode, Dr. Paul Butler discusses social justice and the musical influence of the Hip Hop culture.  Celebrating 50 years, Dr. Butler was the keynote speaker for the 2015 DeWitty/Overton Freedom Fund Awards Banquet hosted by the NAACP Austin Branch.

Professor Butler is one of the nation’s most frequently consulted scholars on issues of race and criminal justice. Currently, Professor Butler researches and teaches in the areas of criminal law, race relations law, and critical theory at Georgetown Law in Washington, DC. His scholarship has been published in many leading scholarly journals, and his scholarship has been the subject of much attention in the academic and popular media. Prior to joining the academy, Professor Butler served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where his specialty was public corruption.

SOURCE: http://www.naacpaustin.com/2015-banquet.html


This edition of  In the CLEar  features a conversation between "The Good Brother Dr. Oliver" and Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett, Associate Professor, Co-Director, UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice.  They discuss  her work "Journey Lines."

The following information is taken directly from the 

Duquesne University website: http://www.duq.edu/academics/faculty/gretchen-generett

Gretchen Givens Generett, Ph.D. has spent the last fifteen years in academia researching and teaching on issues of teacher professional development, educational leadership, and cultural diversity.  An associate professor in the School of Education at Duquesne University, Dr. Generett is in the Foundations and Educational Leadership Department and is Co-director of the University Council for Educational Administration Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice.    Her teaching and research are designed to enhance the skills and habits of mind necessary for educators to effectively teach students from diverse populations.  Dr. Generett has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes in the field of education.  She is the co-editor of the book Black Women in the Field: Experiences Understanding Ourselves and Others through Qualitative Research published by Hampton Press and has served as the guest editor for the journals Educational Foundations, Educational Studies, and Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.  


In this special edition of In the CLEar, the Good Brother Dr. Oliver addresses the concept of "Respectability Politics."  He speaks with Dr. Darryl Scott, Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) president.

October 2, 2015


The Good Brother Dr. Oliver dialogues with Congressman John Lewis (GA) and Mukasa Dada, former  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) member and civil rights activist. Dr. Oliver attended the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Centennial  Annual Meeting and Conference September 23-27, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Michele Oliver joins In the CLEar sharing information about the eSTEAMed Youth Program sponsored by The Austin (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. 


In this special edition of In the CLEar, learn more about the One Million Moms Off Welfare network.  Our guest is Racquel Williams, "a once struggling single mother of four stuck in a merciless system called Welfare."  

As stated on their web site http://www.1mmow.org/:
One Million Moms Off Welfare (1MMOW) by 2025 is an initiative of Can I Live, a private, non-profit organization.  We are dedicated to challenging the U.S. welfare system by revealing the problems in policy implementation that, for America's Moms, too often promote dependence rather than independence.

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