About The Hosts
We are Black men of faith who are academics and homeschooling fathers. For years, we would get together during the holidays at one house or the other and just chop it up about any and everything: sports, history, current events, scripture, whatever we were reading. What we are doing at Black Men Homeschool is exactly that. We come together in this space to share ideas about race, culture, education, social justice, media and our faith. Except now its better, because you are here with us.
Who We Are
Dr. Jason B. Esters
Dr. Jason B. Esters has been a community advocate for social justice and education reform in Philadelphia for well over a decade and is now an Assistant Professor of English at the Community College of Philadelphia. Jason grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and as a child, Jason fell in love with all of the books on Momma and Daddy’s bookshelves. His parents let him read any books he wanted, even the dangerous ones. Jason attended Jackson State University and received his Ph.D in English from Temple University. He is unapologetically Black and an unabashed follower of Christ. Jason is always thinking about institution building and is always writing. He is currently writing a book on substitute teaching as he continues to work with Philadelphia students in the School District of Philadelphia. He lives right outside of Southwest Philly with his beautiful wife and their four brilliant, brown, and rambunctious children.
Dr. Richard M. Smith
Dr. Richard Maurice Smith is the lead pastor of The Movement Church in Maryland, where the focus is to continue the love movement that Jesus started. He is also the Special Advisor to the Provost on Diversity Initiatives and an Associate Professor of Sociology at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD who specializes in the Sociology of race, racism and religion. In addition to being a committed teacher of God’s word, he is an active speaker, writer, and consultant on Christian living, race/racism, social justice and Black culture and has led trainings, focus groups, and discussions about current racial and cultural issues. While he has many accomplishments, his most important ones, besides being a Christ follower, include being married to his beautiful and brilliant wife of twenty years, Camille, and having three amazing children.