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Hood Digest

Hood Digest is a platform to discuss the social and political issues affecting Los Angeles. The show blends humor and the lived experiences of Black and Brown people from the community. Our conversations lift contradictions that we live with - sometimes we are intellectual and others straight ratchet. Welcome!

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3: Episode 3: Black Love, Brown Pride Chapter 1

Episode 3: Black Love, Brown Pride Chapter 1 We kick off this series discussing Black/Brown relations including tensions and love. We open up with our experiences with racial tensions and life-changing experiences. Please send us your own by email thehooddigest@gmail.com and we may read your story as part of our series!    Meet Rob & Emilee McGowan who provide personal and professional services in the areas of relationship coaching, life coaching, personal development, executive coaching, and team building. You can find them here:  http://divingwithin2016.wixsite.com/alchemy @DivingWithinLLC Call (310) 870-3743

57mins

20 Mar 2018

Rank #1

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1: Season 2, Ep. 1: The Nature of The Threat Pt. 1

Public education is incredibly important for our communities - it's also incredibly controversial. We kick off our next series to dissect the history of public education and the fight for education justice. The series, entitled "Nature of The Threat", will explore various issues impacting the quality of education that children are receiving - quality that is inconsistent, inequitable, and outright unjust in some neighborhoods. We will discuss school reform efforts, school funding, teacher quality, teacher strike, charters, and that delicious coffee cake they used to serve in the school cafeteria. Send us questions you want us to explore by emailing us at thehooddigest@gmail.com or slide in our DMs on IG: @hooddigest, Twitter: @hooddigest, or FB: @thehooddigest Love, The Grand Supreme Chapin & Profesora Panamena

37mins

28 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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2: Season 2, Ep. 2: The Nature of The Threat Series On Education : Money, Money Money, Money!

We continue our conversation on the importance of public education for our communities - a topic that is critical to our survival and incredibly political. Our guest is Dr. Pedro Noguera who drops heavy jewels about the importance of investing in public education, holding elected officials and other leaders accountable for investing in education, the meaning of equity, and why the LA teachers strike has the right aim but the wrong target. ABOUT OUR GUEST Dr. Perdro Noguera is the Director, Center for the Transformation of Schools Pedro Noguera is a Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. He is the author of twelve books and he has published over 200 articles and monographs. We recommend you check out these titles: 1.Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap 2. Excellence Through Equity: Five Principles of Courageous Leadership to Guide Achievement for Every Student ABOUT THE SERIES Public education is incredibly important for our communities - it's also incredibly controversial. We kick off our next series to dissect the history of public education and the fight for education justice. The series, entitled "Nature of The Threat", will explore various issues impacting the quality of education that children are receiving - quality that is inconsistent, inequitable, and outright unjust in some neighborhoods. We will discuss school reform efforts, school funding, teacher quality, teacher strike, charters, and that delicious coffee cake they used to serve in the school cafeteria. Send us questions you want us to explore by emailing us at thehooddigest@gmail.com or slide in our DMs on IG: @hooddigest, Twitter: @hooddigest, or FB: @thehooddigest Love, The Grand Supreme Chapin & Profesora Panamena

35mins

22 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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4: Episode 4: Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles

We continue our Black Love, Brown Pride Series by discussing organizing in the era of high profile police killings of unarmed African Americans and other people of color. Our guest is Dr. Melina Abdullah, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Pan-African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles.  Dr. Abdullah talks about the history of Black Lives Matter and how it has evolved into an international movement with 40 chapters worldwide. She shares her insights about killer police, the District Attorney who refuses to prosecute officers that murder innocent people, and the resistance. We also bring you stories from our listeners who sent us their personal experiences of Black/Brown relations including tensions and love. Please send us your own stories by email to thehooddigest@gmail.com and we may read your story as part of our series! Read the stories here: http://www.thehooddigest.com/category/stay-woke/ Connect with Black Lives Matter Los Angeles here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/chapter/blm-los-angeles/

39mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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6: Episode 6: Vota Vato

Voting season is upon us again! And voting is important, but do you know who & what to vote for? More importantly, do you know why voting is a life and death matter? Think we are being too dramatic? Listen to the episode and find out. Our guest is Saul Sarabia, JD. He's very smart! He drops jewels about the bloody journey that Black & Brown people have been on. A journey that has led us into voting booths, elected offices, and building political power. This is our last episode in the Black Love, Brown Pride Series and one of the most powerful topics! Connect with Saul Sarabia here: https://about.me/saulsarabia Book Recommended: Manifest Destinies, Second Edition: The Making of the Mexican American Race by Laura E. Gomez - https://www.amazon.com/Manifest-Destinies-Second-Mexican-American/dp/1479894281/ref=pdlposbs14t0/141-0176202-8906203?encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=FMGAR4N4R16SHVG7A727

47mins

29 May 2018

Rank #5