Dr. Kefentse Chike
Dr. Kefentse Chike is an activist, teacher and musician who has worked at the Aisha Shule/W.E.B. DuBois Preparatory Academy School and the Nsoroma Institute. Kefentse authored his PhD dissertation “The Evolution Of African Centered Education” in 2011.
Jermaine Gore is a filmmaker, radio personality, musician, activist, and future author. Mr. Gore has taught at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History where he has also created many of the multimedia components of exhibitions. Mr. Gore directs independent productions as the creator of Germane Gore Films. Mr. Gore is currently completing the feature-length documentary entitled Black Out, The So-Called Return To Renaissance of Detroit.
Maurice “Sayeed” Sanders
Maurice “Sayeed” Sanders is an Environment Management Systems professional who became interested in videography and television production after observing that the legitimate demands of students were being misconstrued by corporate media during the 1989 Black student sit-ins at Michigan State and Wayne State Universities. Sayeed secured a Detroit Public Benefit Corporation grant to produce Kickin' Knowledge, a cable news show featuring Black student activists at colleges and universities across the state of Michigan from 1989 through 1995. Sayeed produced a documentary on the 1994 Toronto Black Women’s Conference for Canada’s Women’s Channel and in collaboration with Dr. Jerome Reide, he produced a documentary entitled Human Rights and Civil Wrongs for the Charles Wright Museum of African History. Sayeed is an avid educational activist whose work with the Community Task Force on Education (CTFE) helped introduce African-American history in the Detroit school systems’ curriculum and aided in creating public African-centered schools.