Dr. Wendi is in conversation with Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. Lurie is a sister-friend from way back and a solid companion in the struggle to bring thoughtful, engaging, and liberatory critique to assess the state of Black America. We met as her work-centered community-based education in Brooklyn, NY where she co-founded, Breaking the Cycle Consulting Services, and Afro State of Mind a book and blog highlighting the travails and triumphs of living life in a Black body and with Black hair.
A central element of Lurie’s work has been an unrelenting tethering between those of us strolling across the earth, those yet to be born, and those who blazed a trail for us to be here now – our elders and our ancestors. In this episode, I talk with Lurie about this orientation to justice-centered work and the reasons why a connection to those who have come before us shapes her leadership. Learn more about Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq. on her website at http://www.afrostateofmind.com/lurie_speaks/. Follow her insightful analysis of Black culture, politics, education, and more on her radio show, The Lurie Daniel Favors Show on Sirius XM’s Urban View. You can also follow her witty banter and wicked sense of humor on Twitter @afrostateofmind and Instagram @luriedanielfavors.
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Music Credit: She Been Ready - Arranged, produced, and mixed by Shawn Nealy-Oparah