Dr. Blake's Accolades
Dr. Blake is the former chair of the Education Committee for the Universal Hip Hop Museum. He also sits on its advisory board along with Roxanne Shante and has worked closely with Kurtis Blow who is the Chair of the museum.
Dr. Blake has also done research and is an expert on Hip Hop and Education. The name of his study is: Transformational Leadership: Transmitting an Educational Reform Agenda in a Low-Performing Urban Middle School Using Innovative Strategies, such as Hip-Hop and High-Interest Curriculum!
Dr. Blake has been featured on...
- Oprah Winfrey
- People Magazine
- 98.7 Kiss FM
- The Joey Reynolds Show
- WABC channel 7 news
- Channel 2
- Vibe Magazine
- The Tribeca Film Festival &
- His work has been used as a national model by HBO
In addition, for his innovative work in urban educational reform, the Mayor of Yonkers, The City Council of Yonkers, and The Westchester County Legislators honored Mr. Blake. He also received three proclamations citing June 6, 2001 as Shango Blake Day. Dr. Shango Blake was recently honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority with Innovative Educator Award. As Chair of the Education and Youth Committee of the Million Man March Coordinating Council of Queens, Dr. Shango Blake has been responsible for:
- The exposure and placement of hundreds of High School Students to Historically Black College and Universities
- Resolving violent conflict between rival gang members &
- Organizing Youth Empowerment Days