Hosted by Shayna Terrell and co-produced with Brightbeam, the Building the Black Educator Pipeline Podcast features veteran educators and new teachers.

A new podcast is available every other Thursday at noon (EST) on Simplecast, Spotify and Apple podcasts. 

August 4, 2023

Please join us for this special episode of BTBEP while we sit at the feet of our Elders Dr. Greg Carr, Mama Zoharah, and Baba Michael Simmons to hear how they navigated their journey to Freedom and Black Liberation.

July 21, 2023

Freedom School Literacy Academy Junior Servant Leaders are taking over Building The Black Educator Pipeline Podcast for the day. We hear from current high school students who have joined the movement for liberation and discuss their Freedom Summer ’23 experience and current events.

July 6, 2023

‘Servant Leader Apprentices’ from Freedom School Literacy Academy are taking over the Building the Black Educator Pipeline Podcast for the day. We hear from current college students who are future educators in the field discussing Freedom Summer ‘23 and current events.

June 30, 2023

From armed revolutionaries to revolutionary artists! In this throwback episode, Shayna was joined by two Black Panthers, Baba Jamal Joseph and Baba Zayid Muhammad to discuss all things art, activism, history, and education.

June 15, 2023

Dr. Meisha Porter, President and CEO of The Bronx Community Foundation and former Chancellor of NYC Public Schools joins us to discuss the importance of community support in education.

June 8, 2023

Dr. Bettina Love joins the show to discuss what abolitionist teaching means to her, and the work of the Abolitionist Teaching Network, whose mission is “to develop and support those in the struggle for educational liberation by utilizing the intellectual work and direct action of Abolitionists in many forms.” She also shares what inspired her to write her new book “Punished for Dreaming.”

June 1, 2023

Our resident guest, Dr. Greg Carr, visits BTBEP to discuss Black Nationalism and education activism.

May 26, 2023

Dr. Khalilah Harris, from The Center for American Progress, joined the show back in 2021 to discuss Black liberation, education equity, and opportunity access in education.

May 18, 2023

Dr. Donna Y. Ford, a distinguished Professor of Education and Human Ecology and Kirwan Institute Faculty Affiliate at The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology, stops by Building the Black Educator Pipeline to discuss Multicultural Gifted Education.

May 11, 2023

Co-Founder and President of the National Parents Union, Keri Rodrigues, and Deputy Director of Parent Voice and Outreach, Maritza Guridy, join the show to discuss the impact of parents on the education system and the importance of parent-centered spaces in education.

April 27, 2023

Civil Rights, Education, and the Fight for Freedom! We connect with Charlie Cobb Jr., Dr. Zoharah Simmons, and Dr. Charles Payne to discuss applying the principles of SNCC Freedom Schools to modern education and the impact of Black Teachers.

April 20, 2023

Devin Morris, Co-Founder of “The Teachers’ Lounge,” and member of the Commission on Black Men and Boys with the Boston Mayor’s Office discusses the importance of teacher diversity and educational equity.

April 13, 2023

Brandon Nicholson, CEO of The Hidden Genius Project, joins BTBEP to talk about the impact of technology, entrepreneurship, and mentorship on Black boys.

April 6, 2023

Dr. Greg Carr joins us to honor the life, legacy, and lessons of activist Randall Robison, author of The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks.

March 30, 2023

Together we can change the world. Black Panther, Ericka Huggins, and CEO of CBED Sharif El-Mekki join us for a rallying discussion on women’s leadership, youth activism, and inspiring community activism.

March 23, 2023

We are joined today by Dr. Elizabeth Todd-Breland, author of A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s, and Associate Professor of History in Black Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago! We talk about the politics of education and building the Black educator pipeline.