Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum joins Dr. West and Professor Rose on “The Tight Rope” to talk about the critical importance of having curriculums, educators, and school communities that are dedicated to affirming and embracing students of color in general and Black students in particular. She explains the fundamental tenets of this practice in terms of what she calls “ABCs”: Affirming Identity, Building Community, and Cultivating Leadership. Additionally, the professors reflect on the resurgence of Dr. Tatum’s 25-year-old bestselling book, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race,” as they discuss the movement of young people fighting for social equity and guidance. 

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for both her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. In addition to authoring bestselling books and acting as a civic leader, her 13 years as the president of Spelman College (2002-2015) were marked by innovation and growth. Her visionary leadership was recognized in 2013 with the Carnegie Academic Leadership Award.

Guest Links:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beverlydanieltatum/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BDTSpelman?s=20 
Website:https://www.beverlydanieltatum.com/ 
TedX talk: “Is My Skin Brown Because I Drank Chocolate Milk?” https://youtu.be/l_TFaS3KW6s

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Credits:
Creator/EP: Jeremy Berry
EP/Host: Cornel West
EP/Host: Tricia Rose
Producers: Allie Hembrough, Ceyanna Dent
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Jeremy James Berry

Jeremy James Berry is co-founder and CEO of SpkerBox Media Inc, a digital media network and podcast production company. SpkerBox Media currently produces the podcast "The Tight Rope," co-hosted by Dr. Cornel West and professor Tricia Rose.
 
Jeremy is also co-founder and CEO of Global Perspective Speakers & Events, an international public speakers bureau. GPS Speakers currently services an expansive list of event producers, primarily in the education and nonprofit sectors, and represents a sophisticated roster of talent in media, business, education, and politics. Such talent includes Dr. Cornel West, professor Tricia Rose, Iyanla Vanzant, Bakari Sellers, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., and others. Internationally, GPS has brokered deals and co-produced large-scale tours.
 
After receiving his associate degree in business administration from Mt. San Antonio College, Jeremy transferred to the University of Southern California, where he studied at the Leventhal School of Accounting. Jeremy’s primary career focus is on developing new streams of revenue for his organizations and associated clients; however, his calling is rooted in the service of disseminating the most needed information to communities that are most in need. He harbors a deep love for an eclectic mix of music, and he has a passion for traveling and examining intercultural influences. Jeremy places God and family first with friends and education not far behind.