David Roberts aka D¬Black and host of Rock The Schools, Chris Stewart discuss education reform and how we must mentor Black students to control their narrative. David Roberts aka D-Black performs “I Apologize” live on Rock The Schools today. His spoken word piece,“I Apologize” went viral with hundreds of thousands of hits on social media. The character that D-Black portrays in “I Apologize” turns the blame on the community as the source for mediocre behavior. D-Black talks about a renewed sense of pride, forgiveness and respect for self and removing every roadblock that stands in the way of success. The conversation is directed to “rappers” who are a powerful influence on young people. The lesson here is to teach students to take control of their actions to get a better result. Chris gets into a deep conversation with David Roberts about what he should be doing to help him further this critical message.

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Chris Stewart is the Chief Executive Officer of Education Post, a media project of the Results in Education Foundation. He is a lifelong activist and 20-year supporter of nonprofit and education-related causes. Stewart has served as the director of outreach and external affairs for Education Post, the executive director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), and an elected member of the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education.

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