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Episode 14 – Mamma-hood – Reclaiming Cultural HumaNESS
Lisa is a founding co-director of Movement For Family Power, an organization that supports organizing and movement building to abolish the family regulation system.
Episode 13 – I Am
Matthew is the founder of Our Sister Our Brother. He is energized by helping families recognize their greatness, assisting them in moving towards the best future for themselves and especially nurturing the most precious and amazing gifts…their children.
Episode 12 – Underdog Dreaming Liberation
Derrick brings his uniqueness and dreaming to the cypher. This conversation unpacks the shoulders to stand on and obligations of Black bodies of this generation to “get into a lot of good trouble,” acknowledging that planting seeds for tomorrow requires liberation. Derrick reveals that from a young age, he was always dreaming of freedom and liberation.
Episode 11 – Families As Architects For Change
Families As Architects For ChangeEPISODE 11Audio Nuggets welcomes Takkeem Morgan to the cypher for...
Episode 10 – Truth-Telling Is Justice Doing
Truth Telling is Justice DoingEPISODE 10Welcome to the Mining For Gold cypher for this explosive,...
Episode 9 – Empathy is the Pathway to Healing
Empathy is the Pathway to HealingEPISODE 9WELCOME TO AUDIO NUGGETS IN 2023. The Liberated Voice...
Episode 8 – Organizing For Black Family Justice
Organizing For Black Family JusticeEPISODE 8In our final episode for 2022, Audio Nuggets is...
Episode 7- Family Is Not Important, It’s Everything
Family Is Not Important, It's EverythingEPISODE 7Audio Nuggets welcomes Shrounda Selivanoff to the...
Part 2: Family Policing and the Journey to Reproductive Justice
Part 2: Family Policing and the Journey to Reproductive JusticeEPISODE 6Audio Nuggets is proud to...
Part 1: The Analysis of Anti-Black Ideology – Episode 5
Part 1: The Analysis of Anti-Black IdeologyEPISODE 5Audio Nuggets is honored and filled with...
VOCALS FOR JUSTICE
I’m just trying to get home
I'm Just Trying To Get HomeMosaic Muse; Performed by Martha R. WilsonMusic by RihannaAs Martha...
J.U.S.T.I.C.E Angels written and performed by Shereese MorganMFG is grateful and ecstatic to have...
Resolution Reframe Ditch the Resolution and Stand Resolved
Resolution Reframe: Ditch the Resolution and Stand Resolvedby Martha WilsonWELCOME BACK TO THE...
Justice as the Through Line by Corey Best and Ivory Bennett
Justice as the Through Line by Corey Best and Ivory Bennett Corey Best and Ivory Bennett...
We Have a Dream – Martha Wilson
We Have a DreamEPISODE 5Mining For Gold is grateful to have Martha Wilson as a cornerstone and...
What to the black woman is the fourth of july – Martha Wilson
What, to the Black Woman, is the Fourth of July?EPISODE 5Martha Wilson is back in the cypher with...
INTERCONNECTED SYSTEMS: AN OPPRESSIVE GAME – Martha Wilson
Interconnected Systems: An Oppressive GameEPISODE 5Martha Wilson has once again gifted the Cypher...
Legacy of Purpose: Safe Passage – Martha Wilson
Legacy of Purpose: Safe PassageEPISODE 5Mining For Gold proudly introduces Martha Wilson as a...
Body is Tired, Soul is Tired – Dee Bonnick
Body is Tired, Soul is TiredEPISODE 5LVE introduces a most timely article to pay homage to George...
Vibranium – Dee Bonnick
VibraniumEPISODE 5LVE proudly introduces Vibranium as it’s premiere crafted art, authored by Dee...
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What The People Say About MFG
Corey always authentically brings his wisdom and best self to interactions and shares powerfully and with kindness, candor, and generosity.
- Teresa Rafael
Children's Trust Fund Alliance
In times of drift - away from relationship, community, justice - Corey helps bring me back. When the work becomes 9-to-5, and the pull of completing projects, hosting webinars, developing trainings, etc., begins to disconnect from the purpose, Corey helps me reconnect and get back on course.
- Katie Miller
- Parent Leader / Lived Expert | The Extra Mile Resource Center Region IV
I have experienced a wide range of trainers and programs around diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion over the past several decades. Mining For Gold brings a fresh experience that is thoughtful, genuine, truthful, and ultimately very powerful.
- CEO, President | Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth
Corey's commitment to authenticity, truth-telling, community engagement, and partnership is crucial to moving anti-racist practice forward in child welfare systems. He leads by cultivating community leaders.
- Kristen Pisani-Jacques
National Association of Counsel for Children
Corey keeps us honest and doesn't shy away from the difficult conversations. He understands the difficultly of the racial justice work. What struck me the most was his staunch commitment to do this work because it is needed and refused to make money off the suffering of others.
- Margo Fudge
San Diego County Child Welfare Services
Corey has challenged me to look at the child welfare system from a different lens. I've been in Florida's child welfare system for over twenty years and never thought to research and educate myself on the origins of our system. Corey so eloquently states that "history has more to do with the present than the past." This has stuck with me and has challenged me to learn. The sad reality is that our system was not designed with brown and black children in mind.
- Genet Stewart
Eckerd Connects Hillsborough County
I value Corey’s transparency and truly being authentic with each person he works with. Also, his full support.
- Parent Leader / Lived Expert
Family Engagement Advocacy Council
The mentorship and guidance in working towards race equity in a large system is valued, and the accessibility of Mr. Best when needed for guidance and for technical assistance.
- Dr. Joy McClellan
Florida Atlantic University
The extent to Corey's knowledge about the history of racism and his ability to communicate complex historical and contemporary challenges is what I value in the partnership... also, he has a gift of really getting partners to get underneath behaviors and beliefs.
- Karen Jointer Bryant
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Change occurs when seeking to achieve progress. I’ve never walked away from an interaction with Corey that doesn't cause me to pause and rethink either my method, action, or lack thereof. I am constantly challenged in some way, seeking personal and or systemic improvement. Corey promotes pathway for doing and being better to each other and being a part of the change.
- Parent Leader / Lived Expert
Children's Home Society of Washington
I value Corey's ability to engage in deep, meaningful, and authentic conversation. He asks the questions that are both uncomfortable and necessary to achieve the level of vulnerability required to motivate lasting change. Corey provides support that is concrete and backed by best practices. He can help individuals reflect and chart a course for future action that is steeped in well-being, promotes authentic family engagement, and builds connection within communities.
- Missy Berglund
Corey and MFG always help me see new perspectives, new ways of thinking, and how to immediately integrate that back into my everyday work. Conversations with Corey always leave me thinking more deeply about how we do this work with intention and truly think outside of the box.
- Elliot Orrin Hinkle
Unicorn Solutions, LLC
When MFG came to our community about 4 years ago, Corey never wavered in his commitment of guidance, motivation, authenticity, but most of all, allowing us the opportunity to see where we wanted to move toward as a community, organizations, and individuals. Corey continues to navigate us in the process of constant reassessment in our Child Welfare and Racial Justice practices and truths. He is an accelerant in making us feel confident in our decisions to go the extra mile; it's never crowded there. Those commitments he made stand true to this day.
- Samantha Silver
Broward Healthy Start Coalition