Tag: Black Minds Matter

Black Minds Matter founder featured once again on Ricochet

Denisha Merriweather, director of public relations and content marketing at the American Federation for Children and founder of Black Minds Matter, made another guest appearance this week on the Ricochet Audio Network. On this episode, Merriweather, a former Florida Tax Credit Scholarship recipient, shares with Ricochet hosts Andrew Gutmann and[Read More…]

Former Florida Tax Credit Scholarship recipient featured on national podcast

Denisha Merriweather, director of public relations and content marketing at the American Federation for Children and founder of Black Minds Matter, appeared as this week’s guest on the Ricochet Audio Network. Merriweather shared the story of how she rose from struggling student to national spokeswoman for education choice, discussing how[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews co-authors of paper that explores Black education choice boom in Florida

On this episode, Tuthill speaks with Denisha Merriweather, founder of Black Minds Matter and director of public relations and content marketing at the American Federation for Children, and Ron Matus, director of policy and public affairs at Step Up For Students, about their new report, Controlling the Narrative: Parental Choice,[Read More…]

‘Black Minds Matter’ celebrates education choice for families

Editor’s note: This post about Denisha Merriweather, director of public relations and content marketing for the American Federation for Children, founder of Black Minds Matter and a former recipient of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, appeared this week on forbes.com. Growing up on the east side of Jacksonville, Florida, the[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews education choice advocate Denisha Merriweather on importance of choice for Black community

On this episode, Tuthill talks to the director of family engagement for the American Federation for Children about her new project, Black Minds Matter, a resource that connects families with Black-owned schools. Launched earlier this year, the initiative highlights inequities in the education system that resemble systemic racism inherent in[Read More…]

Pharrell Williams’ new private school will serve low-income students at no cost

Editor’s note: This commentary from redefinED guest blogger Denisha Merriweather, director of Family Engagement at the American Federation for Children and founder of Black Minds Matter, appeared last week on project forever free. This month, Pharrell Williams joined the club of Black celebrities who’ve launched K-12 schools. YELLOWHAB, a new[Read More…]

Black Minds Matter website promotes school choice as solution to racial injustice in public education

As she watched another unarmed Black man die at the hands of a police officer and witnessed protesters filling the streets, Denisha Merriweather vowed to do her part to raise awareness of the link between systemic racism in the criminal justice system and the public education system. From an early[Read More…]