Episode Description -
It’s a family affair. This week J Haleem sits down with a woman he considers a sister - Deitra Stover Matthews. In this episode of S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk, J Haleem & Deitra talk about the importance of education, collaboration, and community.
Show Notes -
00:40 - J Haleem welcomes Deitra Stover Matthews to the show
1:41 - Deitra speaks on embracing the “honest answer” to the question of how are you doing?
2:30 - LIVING a legacy, verses TALKING about legacy
3:50 - Deitra speaks on the beginning of the R.A.M. Foundation
5:00 - “If the neighbors aren’t doing well, then neither are you.” Deitra explains the psychology behind this quote
7:14 - J Haleem asks, “What is the role education plays in the future of our community?”
8:45 - Deitra explains that education is an economic issue
9:57 - To improve the quality of life for children, you have to improve the quality of life for the parents
10:21 - J Haleem asks when the light will be shed on miseducation
18:19 - The goal of the R.A.M. Foundation is to provide services all-year round
20:10 - Difference between economy & employment
23:23 - J Haleem shares that economics is a lifestyle
31:00 - J asks how do we effectively protect our children going forward?
32:56 - Deitra speaks we have to redefine what protection looks like
35:29 - J Haleem asks how do we prevent our children from experiencing some of the issues with our past?
43:40 - Making a different decision as parents
48:08 - Deitra speaks on elected officials preventing real American history from being told
50:07 - Competition and jealousy are crippling the Black community
53:57 - When people aren’t receptive to information
55:35 - Why we have to rewrite our DNA
58:40 - Everybody can’t go
59:21 - Deitra speaks on what S.T.A.R.V.E. means to her?
67:38 - What is a real win?
68:33 - Deitra speaks on what collaboration means to her and the part it plays in our future