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BKIOS. June Grant. blink!Lab Architecture
June 19, 2018 12:06 AM PDT


BKIOS. Damien Goodmon. Housing is a Human Right. Episode 25.
June 07, 2018 02:44 AM PDT

Black Kids in Outer Space interviews Damien Goodmon. Goodmon is currently the Executive Director of Housing is a Human right. He was founder and former Executive Director of the nonprofit Crenshaw Subway Coalition (“CSC”). CSC and it’s successor organization the Citizens’ Campaign to Fix the Expo Rail Line seeks to empower stakeholder groups in the area of Crenshaw-Leimert Park-Hyde Park and highlight the issues of equitable and community-centered transportation planning in the pursuit of racial and economic justice for South Los Angeles. As a result of the organization’s efforts, over $1.5 billion additional dollars have been invested in the mass transit infrastructure of Southwest Los Angeles, including the Leimert Park Village and Farmdale stations and the Crenshaw-LAX light rail line.

He is a lead subject of the award-winning documentary Beyond the Echo of the Drum, which premiered to standing room only audiences at the prestigious 2013 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner in France. Damien Wesley Clark Goodmon is a graduate of Loyola High School and studied at the University of Washington, where he was a player on the nationally ranked Huskies football team. A fourth-generation Angelino and descendant of Charles and L.M. Blodgett, Mr. Goodmon currently lives in Leimert Park, where he is a past Co-Chair of the community’s neighborhood council. His family has lived in South Central Los Angeles for over 100 years.

BKIOS. Tamika Butler. Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
May 30, 2018 09:04 PM PDT

Please go to www.BlackKidsinOuterSpace.com for more info.

Tamika Butler is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. Butler was raised in Bellevue, Nebraska in the United States. In 2006, she received Bachelor's degrees in sociology and psychology from Creighton University.

BKIOS. Zahra Ala. Red, Bike, & Green Atlanta /Anna Julia Cooper Learning and Liberation Center
May 24, 2018 02:55 AM PDT

Black Kids in Outer Space interviews Zahra. Zahra is a life enthusiast. She is a mother, organizer, creative and adventurer. A project starting, wandering, overlover and outdoor junkie. She utilizes space curation, outdoor adventure, food justice, yoga(ing) and being a creative as the root of her community organizing efforts to enhance the quality of life among Black folk. Her work centers Black women and children and meets at the intersection of justice, living in ones values, healing, quality of life and Black Liberation. She is humbly a co-visionary of the Anna Julia Cooper Learning and Liberation Center where her insights and skills further the development of liberatory living and learning spaces. Currently she serves as the Conference Organizer for the Money for Our Movements National Conference and is a 2018 Civic For Innovation fellow for her work with Red, Bike and Green. You can link with her via social media @zahra_ala

BKIOS. Imani Keith Henry. Equality for Flatbush.
May 22, 2018 11:11 AM PDT

Imani Keith Henry, is the Founder and Lead Organizer for Equality for Flatbush Equality for Flatbush (E4F) is a people of color-led, multi-national grassroots organization that does anti-police repression, affordable housing and anti-gentrification organizing in the Flatbush, East Flatbush and Brooklyn-wide. In 2014, E4F launched its Brooklyn-wide anti-displacement project BEFORE IT'S GONE // TAKE IT BACK: Documenting Brooklyn - Fighting Gentrification . E4F is also the convening organization of The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network (B.A.N)

BKIOS. Majora Carter. Episode 18.
May 17, 2018 08:14 PM PDT

Black Kids in Outer Space interviews Majora Carter. Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. At Sustainable South Bronx, Carter deployed MIT’s first ever Mobile Fab-Lab (digital fabrication laboratory) to the South Bronx - where it served as an early iteration of the “Maker-Spaces” found elsewhere today. The project drew residents and visitors together for guided and creative collaborations.

After establishing Sustainable South Bronx and Green For All (among other organizations) to carry on that work, she opened a private consulting firm to help spread the message and success of social enterprise and economic development in low-status communities - which was named Best for the World by B-Corp in 2014.

Her work is characterized by an emphasis on talent-retentionon the corporate and community levels. Clients include industry leaders in many fields, municipal and federal government agencies, and leading educational institutions across the US. From this vantage point, Majora co-founded the now 750+ member Bronx Tech Meetup, as well as the StartUpBox Software Services company which is rebuilding the entry level tech job pipeline by using market forces and established business practices to help diversify the US tech sector. Clients include Digital.nyc, PlayDots, and GIPHY, among others. Majora Carter has helped connect tech industry pioneers such as Etsy, Gust, FreshDirect, Google, and Cisco to diverse communities at all levels, and she continues to drive resources that value diversity into the communities left out of previous economic growth trends.

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BKIOS. Newark Historical Renaissance Ride. Episode 17.
May 15, 2018 06:44 AM PDT

Black Kids in Outer Spaces interviews the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride's Delanie West and Hassan Abdus-Sabur.

The Seersucker Summer Social Ride: The Newark Historical Renaissance Ride is June 16 2018.

A guided tour through the great city of Newark in the chosen wards and sites. Seersucker & Summer Linens are the seasonal fashion theme for this ride. Wear your finest seersucker, linens, hats and caps. Be sure to bring your signature style. Best dressed Woman and Male recognition to be awarded to the riders with the most-on- point style. Not sure what to wear? Take a look at these images for inspiration. As the Seersucker Summer Social Ride tour route comes to completion, riders will convene upon Newark Public Library, the fifth and final stop of the tour, for a curated history of cycling culture & architecture. Participants are invited to be social, relax, enjoy light refreshments & live music. Merchandise will be
available for registered riders.

Registration at https://www.historicalrenaissanceride...

The Newark Historical Renaissance Ride is a signature experience celebrating cycling advocacy and the cultural and historic heritage of America’s great urban cities. A passion project for the three partners who serve as visionaries and volunteers for the organization and its experiences.

Hassan Abdus-Sabur - Co-Founding Partner
Abdus-Sabur is co-founder of the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride. A 4th Generation Newarker, Hassan has always been politically and socially active in his community.
He is the official NHRR official route historian, Hassan is a frequent fixture at Newark Public Library and the New Jersey Historical Society researching the rich History of his much loved hometown of Newark in preparation of presentation of the Newark Historical Renaissance Ride experience.

Paul Chinnery Co-Founding Partner
Lifestyle photographer Paul Chinnery, has long held a passion for capturing authentic imagery. Paul attended Howard University where he would continue to develop his craft in visual arts. Paul returned to NJ in the late 1990’s to discover a largely undocumented photo
canvas in the city of Newark, NJ. Now able to view it with a finer tuned eye and inspired by his interest in architecture, Paul was intrigued by the raw aesthetic and rich history which was previously overlooked. “What makes the Renaissance Ride experience distinctive from other events is that we add a history, culture, and swag to a ride in which participants don traditionally historic themed attire such as tweed or seersucker. In addition, by making our beloved city the focal point, and incorporating both historical and cultural aspects into the bike tour. My goal is the same as my photo one- to change the narrative, one event or picture at a time.”

Delanie West - Partner
A whitespace visionary and transformational c-suite leader, Delanie is a hands-on creative with 20 years of award-winning management of brand, product development, design, creative lifestyle and consumer experience.

An Alumna of Hampton University, she is a leisure cyclist and triathlete and instantly recognized the importance of presenting this unique experience, a blend of urban cycling, history and culture. Delanie served as member of the operating headquarters team as well as Creative Director for Black Girls RUN! during its infancy, developing content, iconography and merchandise for the international running group.

BKIOS. Dr. Malo Hutson. Episode 16
May 09, 2018 06:49 PM PDT

Black Kids in Outer Space speaks with Malo Hutson. Hutson is an Associate Professor in Urban Planning and founder and director of the Urban Community and Health Equity Lab within the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. He is also an Associate Member of the Earth Institute faculty at Columbia.

Hutson is a widely-recognized scholar, teacher, and practitioner whose research at the intersection of urban planning and health inequities is of profound relevance in the planning of today’s cities across the United States, and around the world. Professor Hutson’s specific focus is on community development and urban equity, racial and ethnic inequalities and urban policy, as well as the built environment and health. Dr. Hutson has worked nationally and internationally on community-centered projects that improve the economic, environmental, political, and social well-being of urban residents. His research and writing have been recognized by numerous awards and grants, and his most recent book, The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice: Deepening Their Roots, explores the efforts by coalitions of residents, community leaders, unions, and others to resist displacement as a result of neighborhood change and gentrification. Dr. Hutson received his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Master of City Planning degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.

Prior to joining Columbia GSAPP, Malo Hutson was an Associate Professor and the Chancellor's Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also served as the Associate Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Planning (IURD) and Chair of the Urban Studies Program. In addition, Dr. Hutson is an alumnus of the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program where he was a fellow at the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health within the School of Public Health.

BKIOS. Ayesha McGowan. Episode 15.
May 08, 2018 09:25 PM PDT

Black Kids in Outer Space interviews Ayesha McGowan. McGowan won her first state championship in her third race. It didn't take long for her to notice that she was one of very few females of African-American descent on the scene. In fact, she discovered that there had not been a single African-American pro road cyclist, ever. She has taken it upon herself to become the first.

Support her here:

Join InTandem Late Night Donut Ride here:

InTandem supports bicyclists with visual impairments experience cycling.

BKIOS. The Future of New Jersey.
May 04, 2018 05:34 PM PDT

Black Kids in Outer Space had a panel discussion about the Future of Space in New Jersey with Enjoleah Daye and Thalya Yanell Reyes.

Enjoleah Daye is a Transportation Planner and transit equity and bicycle enthusiast with eight
years of diverse experience in corridor planning, NEPA analysis, transportation demand
management, and technical writing. She is Rutgers grad.

Thalya Reyes is a candidate for the dual Master’s in Public Policy and City & Regional Planning from the Bloustein School at Rutgers University. She also studied economics at Michigan State University. Reyes has researched a variety of issues related to economic well-being, environmental justice, and regional development including the impacts of climate change on public transportation infrastructure and policy, place-based and child-focused poverty eradication programs, and public schools and education.

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