On this episode of The Planning Period I interview my wife! Shanna and I sit down at the kitchen table to discuss why she transitioned from corporate America to the world of inner city education. She shares her thoughts on the challenges of working in a charter
On this episode, Dinene and I continue our conversation about TFA, KIPP, and charters. we also talk teaching abroad. In order to support this show and other Blerd Media projects please visit our sponsor, Audible, at www.audibletrial.com/BlerdMedia for a free audiobook download and 30 day trial of
In this episode of The Planning Period we begin the first of a two part conversation with educator, Dinene Hussain. Dinene talks with Jovan about her experiences with KIPP, alternative education programs, Teacher for America, and charter school life in general. Suppor The Planning Period and other
The first full episode of The Planning Period will be live tomorrow. For now, take a listen to the intro Episode to learn what the show is all about.
We don’t post a lot of music on the blog, but we’ll make an exception for Jay Electronica, Hip Hop’s J.D. Salinger. He made a splash with Exhibits A and C a few years ago. Since his Roc Nation signing the elusive and talented MC has been
) Blerd Media Group is proud to present The Planning Period. The Planning Period is the voice of Urban Educators everywhere. Each week we will bring you conversation and commentary for urban educators all over the world on topics ranging from standardized testing to teaching abroad. The
The Art and Philosophy of The Mixtape by Jovan Miles. I came of age during a period on the space-time continuum when human beings perfected one of the most significant uses of another’s art to create their own; New York City in the 1980′s. The mixtape was
I wrote this for the now defunct Street Therapy website back in 2010. This was around the time Kanye released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, arguably his best album to date. I was, and still am, a huge Kanye fan for many of the reasons I outlined
In this episode we discuss Justine Sacco’s foolishness, remixes, covers, and re-imaginings of our favorite, and least favorite, songs.
On this episode we briefly discuss Beyonce dropping at midnight and we share our recommendations for Christmas gifts for the Blerd Guy, Girl, and Baby Blerds in your life. For a free audiobook download and a free 30 day trial please visit www.audibletrial.com/BlerdMedia. Check out our Pinterest
Download or stream Blerd Media’s first annual holiday mixtape, Black Santa. This mix features funk, jazz, soul, hip hop, and r&b Christmas classics. Podcast subscribers will have the mix delivered directly to their mobile devices or computers. The Mixtape is a single mp3 file because mixtapes were
Listening to your favorite artists through iPhone earbuds is a poor substitute for being bathed in walls of sound, surrounded by thousands of other fans, all of you feeding off of the sonic energy being circulated throughout the performance hall. Even the smells of cheap, overpriced beer,
In this episode we talk about the crack smoking mayor of T.Dot, Renisha McBride, and Richard Chen during Black Twitter News. Our main segment is about our favorite pop culture anti-heroes, and we close the show with a pop culture quiz. Music is provided by Majestik Originality.
Jo still has the Zombie Flu and is solo for this recording. He talks about The Walking Dead, Joe McKinney’s Dead World series of Zombie novels, and Colson Whitehead’s Zone One. Tell a friend to tell a friend.
On this week’s show we talk about the Days of Future Past Trailer, White people dressing up in Blackface, old and new Blaxploitation movies, and awesome British TV. Jovan has the zombie flu, John Jones is packing the 40 cal, and Mr. Flight Plan is just trying