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TRUSkool Shango Blake & Dr. Bessie Blake discuss Rosa Parks

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Host Shango Blake celebrates the life of Rosa Parks in a reflective discussion about the significance of the 100th anniversary with Dr. Bessie W. Blake educator, author and lecturer. Dr. Blake is the former Dean of the College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources was a personal aide to Rosa L. Parks.

Dubbed “The Hip Hop Principal” Shango Blake has taken the magnetic force known as Hip Hop and channeled it into a tool that got young urban students excited about education and built their self-esteem. This created a project-based model for teaching valuable skills and lessons that extended from the classroom into practical application. The result was a student-created music video that screened at the Tribeca Film Festival and honored in New York City and nationally. Students learned to use their passion to focus on education, self-respect and self-determination. The T.R.U. SKOOL Movement (Teaching Reading Uniquely/To Reverse Underperformance). Parents, teachers, school leaders, students, and community leaders. “T.R.U. SKOOL is here now let's be clear our impact will be enormous” Shango Blake shares insights and model(s) for educational reform.