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The presence of Black male educators in the classroom benefits everyone. For Black students, it means seeing yourself in a position of power and leadership. For other students, it means receiving the benefit of someone’s perspective they might not otherwise be exposed to. For everyone, it’s a glorious inversion of the racial hierarchy – perhaps a glimpse of a world made better.

Cornell Ellis is the Executive Director and co-founder of Brothers Liberating Our Communities, BLOC. In this conversation, he shares his wisdom and experience regarding the importance of cultivating Black talent at the front of the classroom and fighting for truth as a constant practice.

Learn more about BLOC here.

Nathaniel Bozarth

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