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S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 21 - Deitra Matthews
Episode 211st June 2022 • S.T.A.R.V.E. TALK • J Haleem
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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