Erykah Badu is going to be a teacher, again

Erykah Badu has no problem asserting her position. Much respect to the artist who keeps fans intrigued and thinking critically. On Tuesday, April 12, the first clip of Badu’s surprise visit and impromptu performance for students from The Future Project at Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, NJ swept the internet. In this second segment Badu speaks to the students about her experience as a teacher and her aspirations to open her own school.

Badu shared with the students about her own educational background and career of majoring in theater and minoring in physics at Grambling State University and going on afterwards to teach dance, theater, science and math. She also gave some details around what her school would ideally entail from curriculum to hours and a shortened school week.

While, on her visit, Badu, was named honorary dream director from The Future Project. The Future Project places dream directors in schools to provide coaching, offer courses, and apply culture-change techniques to create impact on building will and skill in students and improving the culture of the school.

At her side was a member of The Future Project and her friend SupaNova Slom, who penned The Remedy: The Five-Week Power Plan to Detox Your System, Combat the Fat, and Rebuild Your Mind and Body, a two-part health guide where the author shares his cleansing program that revitalizes as it cleanses and restores balance by flushing and feeding your body and outlines a 5-week Power Plan that provides amazing energy and the pathway to real weight loss through healthy living and a green diet. It includes tasty recipes and lifestyle secrets from stars such as Badu, Chuck D, Hype Williams, Melyssa Ford, Tyson Beckford, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis.

Currently the Future Project is in schools in New York, Detroit, Philadelphia, New Haven, Newark, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

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Yvette Caslin
Yvette Caslin

I'm a writer, image architect & significance marketer. Love photojournalism, creative expression & originality.

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