Apr 29, 2021
Kwame Simmons knows his way around the political spheres of American society. He was only hanging around Florida's state legislature to study the legislative process along with a select group of other educators. He was approached for his input on pending legislation. He gave it. Ninety percent of what he suggested was accepted by the legislation's sponsor and is now codified in Florida education law. And he's just reaching his thirties.
My favorite part of this episode is when Kwame breaks down some ways to affect policy most of us don't think about. That Masters Degree in public policy was not wasted.
Favorite song: Marvin Gaye's Got To Give It Up.
Favorite book is the series The Years of Lyndon Johnson.
*The views expressed herein are solely the views of the host and guest, Kwame Simmons.
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About this podcast: In each episode, a Brother reflects on his life; explores the experience of being a Black man in America; shares his interactions with law enforcement; and answers the signature question "If America was a woman, what would you say to her? You won't find a collection of conversations with Black men like this anywhere else. Hear their wisdom. Be inspired.
Host, Rahbin Shyne, is an author, educator, creative and avid half-marathon walker.
Special thanks to Sonji Walker, Shedrick Sanders, Abigail Gonzalez, Don Davis and William Hamilton for their generous support.