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College Enrollment Guru Implores Black and Minority Students to Own their Voice, Fail Forward and Shift the Culture

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December 8, 2022

Agency: Education Equalizers, LLC

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College Enrollment Guru Implores Black and Minority Students to Own their Voice, Fail Forward and Shift the Culture

The Education Equalizer™, Dr. Carjie Scott, reveals in her new self-narrated audiobook, “You Are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life!” why owning her story led her to become a first-generation college graduate who courageously stood up to workplace racism and sexism in higher education.  Additionally, Scott explains why all colleges and universities must revisit their policies and procedures to ensure access and equity for all students, particularly Black and minority students. She concluded the book by encouraging leaders to support HBCUs and students defrauded by for-profit institutions.  

“First-generation college students have unique backgrounds and experiences,” said Scott, whose mom was murdered, by a police officer, when Scott was only six. Her family rallied around her to ensure she received a quality education, becoming the first in her family to attend college and graduate.  

Nevertheless, the tragic event changed her life forever, but Scott refused to park in the trauma and grief of growing up without her mother. So, she decided to pursue college. In 2003, she left the south side of Chicago when she was accepted at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. Scott candidly shares how she struggled with imposter syndrome by being a first-generation college student. 

“Students need to know they deserve to be in better spaces than they came from,” said Scott. “My mission is to normalize self-acceptance and college acceptance for Black students.” 

She feels it is her responsibility to ensure that all students who want to go to college are able to attend college. “Cost, prior grades, and fear should not dissuade a student from pursuing a college degree.” 

“There is a college for every student – trade school, HBCU, PWI, or community college – and it’s my job to share with students what a college education can do for them. My college was my home away from home. It exposed me to greater opportunities, new subjects to learn, and people who challenged me to become a better version of myself. For some students, college can change the trajectory of their life. It saved mine!”

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Power Station 92.1’s ‘College Talk’ Thankful

In this episode, Dr. Carjie Scott, College Talk Radio Show Host, will celebrate Thanksgiving! Dr. Scott will highlight The Education Equalizer Foundation, discuss the history of EEF, and share information with potential college students about how to plan for college.

  1. Happy Thanksgiving – We are thankful to celebrate one month on air by hosting ‘College Talk’ on Power Station 92.1 FM. Furthermore, we are grateful to celebrate the anniversary of The Education Equalizer Foundation. EEF is a college preparedness organization that helps middle to high schoolers get to and through college.
  2. Middle Schoolers Scholars get dollars, and it pays to get good grades. Did you know that you can take the ACT/SAT as young as 13? This standard admissions exam determines the colleges you are accepted into and the scholarship opportunities you can receive. Now is the time to prepare for this exam if you are interested in scholarship money and multiple college acceptances.
  3. High School Freshmen and Sophomores – Your grades in high school matter. Take advantage of extra credit assignments, use all tutoring available, and focus on your time management. Begin researching colleges during your spring, summer, fall and winter breaks. Since the summer break is the longest, use the summer to shadow professionals in the field you’d like to work in.
  4. High School Juniors  Keep your grades up! Begin scheduling college visits and ranking your top ten colleges that you want to attend. Research scholarships and tuition packages, and connect with your guidance counselor for assistance.
  5. High School Seniors – During the summer of your rising senior year, begin drafting your college admissions essays, document your extracurricular activities on your resume, and scrub your social media accounts. Yes! Students have had their admissions decision rescinded because of something they posted on social media. Begin applying to colleges and complete the FAFSA before the deadlines because acceptances and scholarships are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  6. The Education Equalizer Foundation Day of Giving The Education Equalizer Foundation can help you with your college preparation. We offer ACT/SAT preparation test skills workshops, college preparation workshops, scholarship workshops, and more! On this Thanksgiving holiday, please consider giving to The Education Equalizer Foundation. Your tax-deductible donation will enable a scholar to pay their application fees, attend a college tour, and learn how to get the most from their college experience.

Listen to Dr. Carjie Scott’s radio setlist on Apple Music.

Be Our Guest

We are searching for college-going students, college graduates, and community organizers who help to advance the college-going culture in Greater Northern Central Florida! Are you interested in sharing your story about your college experience or mentoring students interested in attending college? If yes, we want to allow you to be featured on the show! You will be interviewed by the voice of ‘College Talk Radio,’ Dr. Carjie Scott. Be sure to submit the form below for consideration.

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About Power Station 92.1

William Johnson is the owner and managing member of “Urban One Broadcasting Network, LLC.” Johnson is a pioneer in black radio Broadcasting and has been so for over 40 years. He was declared the first black cable radio station owner in the United States of America and the first in his hometown of Gainesville, FL. His experience consists of being Station Manager at WLUV FM Gainesville, Fl; sales associate Manager at WPDQ AM Jacksonville, FL; sales Manager at WGSR AM radio station Fernandina Beach, Fl; Station Director at WMJB FM Lake City, Fl; Station Director at WMBT FM Gainesville, Fl and now Station Owner of WGGG 1230AM/92.1FM Gainesville, FL, WMOP 900AM Ocala, Fl and lessee of WKTK 98.5 FM HD2, Crystal River, Fl, Gainesville – Ocala Fl and surrounding areas. William Johnson, also known as “Johnnie Boogie Love” throughout his broadcasting career, also obtained a Juris Master’s degree in Law from Florida State University College of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ashford University. In 2006 Johnson was awarded “Pioneer Broadcaster of the Year” by a group of Gainesville, FL radio announces. William lives and breathes black radio culture and will continuously contribute to its unique voice and identity.

Power Station 92.1’s ‘College Talk’ Celebrating the Veterans

In this episode, Dr. Carjie Scott, College Talk Radio Show Host, will celebrate Veteran’s Day! Dr. Scott will highlight the Veteran’s Day event she attended, discuss the history of the GI Bill, share information about the benefits of ROTC programs, and celebrate colleges in the United States.

  1. MLK Center Veterans Day Breakfast – Our family attended a Veterans Day Breakfast sponsored by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at the MLK Center and enjoyed a live performance from the children of Caring and Sharing Learning School. The children danced to “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson, recited a Veterans Day poem, entitled, “Veteran’s Day Was,” performed a liturgical dance to John Legend’s “Glory,” and sang “God Bless America.” Afterward, veterans were asked to share their memories from the Military, and gold star families were honored. We heard from sponsors and politicians who reminded attendees that “freedom isn’t free,” and we must salute our veterans because they are the ones who fight for our freedom every day.
  2. GI Bill   Since 1944, the GI Bill has helped qualifying Veterans and their family members get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training. GI Bill benefits help you pay for college, graduate school, and training programs.
  3. ROTC Programs – The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college program offered at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become U.S. military officers. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, participants, or cadets, commit to serve in the Military after graduation. Each Service branch has its take on ROTC.
  4. Colleges in the United States  Did you know that American Universities are the best in the world? American higher education isn’t defined just by its leading institutions. It’s a vast enterprise with a diversity unmatched anywhere in the world. Only Canada, for example, has a system of community colleges that approximates what you find in the U.S. We boast some of the most elite and selective universities and open-admissions institutions catering to everyone. We have more top universities than any other nation. It’s no wonder the U.S. remains the most popular destination for international students.
  5.  Tell us how you celebrated Veterans Day. – Comment on this post, and Dr. Carjie Scott will celebrate you live on Power Station 92.1 FM. Listen live on your radio or at powerstation92.com. This episode will air live on Saturday, November 12, from noon to 2p.

Listen to Dr. Carjie Scott’s radio setlist on Apple Music.

Be Our Guest

We are searching for college-going students, college graduates, and community organizers who help to advance the college-going culture in Greater Northern Central Florida! Are you interested in sharing your story about your college experience or mentoring students interested in attending college? If yes, we want to allow you to be featured on the show! You will be interviewed by the voice of ‘College Talk Radio,’ Dr. Carjie Scott. Be sure to submit the form below for consideration.

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About Power Station 92.1

William Johnson is the owner and managing member of “Urban One Broadcasting Network, LLC.” Johnson is a pioneer in black radio Broadcasting and has been so for over 40 years. He was declared the first black cable radio station owner in the United States of America and the first in his hometown of Gainesville, FL. His experience consists of being Station Manager at WLUV FM Gainesville, Fl; sales associate Manager at WPDQ AM Jacksonville, FL; sales Manager at WGSR AM radio station Fernandina Beach, Fl; Station Director at WMJB FM Lake City, Fl; Station Director at WMBT FM Gainesville, Fl and now Station Owner of WGGG 1230AM/92.1FM Gainesville, FL, WMOP 900AM Ocala, Fl and lessee of WKTK 98.5 FM HD2, Crystal River, Fl, Gainesville – Ocala Fl and surrounding areas. William Johnson, also known as “Johnnie Boogie Love” throughout his broadcasting career, also obtained a Juris Master’s degree in Law from Florida State University College of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ashford University. In 2006 Johnson was awarded “Pioneer Broadcaster of the Year” by a group of Gainesville, FL radio announces. William lives and breathes black radio culture and will continuously contribute to its unique voice and identity.

Power Station 92.1’s ‘College Talk’ Your Vote Counts

In this episode, Dr. Carjie Scott, College Talk Radio Show Host, will celebrate election season and encourage all eligible voters to vote! Dr. Scott will provide listeners with ways to prepare and inform themselves for this election season. Now is the time to vote for the leaders who represent you, your ideas, and the interests of your community.

  1. What’s on the ballot? – Vote411.org is a reputable non-partisan voting site that details everything on the ballot. Most Floridians will vote for their Senate representative, US House district representative, Governor, Attorney General, State Representative, Chief Financial Officer, amendments, court justices/judges, and more.
  2. Who can vote? – In Florida, American citizens can register to vote as early at 16 years old. To check your voter registration status visit My Florida Elections. To register to vote and check all voter eligibility requirements visit Register for Vote Florida.
  3. How can I participate in the election process? Volunteers are needed to help encourage eligible citizens to vote. Political candidates seek individuals to serve as poll workers, donate to their campaigns, and spread the word about the positions they are running for. Local community organizers host free events to empower the community and encourage voting participation. For example, Chanae Jackson, The Accidental Activist of Gainesville, FL, is hosting several events to bring more souls to the polls.
  4. Is there an affirmative right to vote in the US Constitution? – No, it isn’t! According to Fair Vote, while the U.S. Constitution bans the restriction of voting based on race, sex, and age, it does not explicitly and affirmatively state that all U.S. citizens have a right to vote. Therfore, voting must be promoted, protected, and practiced. Learn how to make voting an affirmative right with Fair Vote.  Affirmative action aims to address racial discrimination by recognizing and responding to the structural barriers that have denied underrepresented people access to jobs, housing, business ownership, and education. Affirmative action procedures are designed to; eliminate unlawful discrimination among applicants, remedy the results of such prior discrimination, and prevent such discrimination in the future.
  5. How does affirmative action affect college admissions? – Although this isn’t on the ballot, the fate of affirmative action is being considered by our Supreme Court. Many students, particularly Asian Americans, who have been denied from highly selective colleges, blame affirmative action. They believe that race-based admissions have decreased their chances of acceptance to college, no matter their academic achievements and extracurricular activities. One of the movement’s leaders to end race-based entrance is Edward Blum, CEO of Students for Fair College Admissions. Blum believes that affirmative action in college admission should be abolished. Mr. Blum, 65, has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging affirmative action practices and voting rights laws across the country. Per the NY Times, he is behind two of the most significant cases to reach the Supreme Court: one attacking consideration of race in admissions at the University of Texas, which he lost; the other contesting parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, widely considered one of this country’s most important pieces of civil rights legislation, which he won. Race-conscious admissions tend to lead to more diverse college campuses, and research shows that diversity benefits all students. A 2019 American Council on Education study found that racial and ethnic diversity in education and the workforce leads to greater productivity, innovation, and cultural competency. However, the history of colleges in America from the 1600s and the 1800s originated in England with the intention of only admitting rich, white, Protestant men. As a result of this exclusion, during the 1900’s an emergence of colleges for non-protestant and poor white men, women, minorities, and African Americans (HBCUs) emerged. This created higher education systems of learning to benefit otherwise excluded individuals. As a result, HBCUs, for instance, still (even in 2022!) produce the highest number of Black doctors, lawyers, judges and STEM professionals. Also, it’s important to note the affirmative action in college admissions is typically only enforced at the most highly selective colleges: Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In fact, affirmative action is currently banned at public colleges and universities in about nine states, like Florida. California, for instance, voted to ban affirmative action more than 25 years ago.
  6. Tell us how you participated during this election season. – Comment on this post, and Dr. Carjie Scott will celebrate you live on Power Station 92.1 FM. Listen live on your radio or at powerstation92.com. This episode will air live on Saturday, November 5, from noon to 2p.

Listen to Dr. Carjie Scott’s radio setlist on Apple Music.

Be Our Guest

We are searching for college-going students, college graduates, and community organizers who help to advance the college-going culture in Greater Northern Central Florida! Are you interested in sharing your story about your college experience or mentoring students interested in attending college? If yes, we want to allow you to be featured on the show! You will be interviewed by the voice of ‘College Talk Radio,’ Dr. Carjie Scott. Be sure to submit the form below for consideration.

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About Power Station 92.1

William Johnson is the owner and managing member of “Urban One Broadcasting Network, LLC.” Johnson is a pioneer in black radio Broadcasting and has been so for over 40 years. He was declared the first black cable radio station owner in the United States of America and the first in his hometown of Gainesville, FL. His experience consists of being Station Manager at WLUV FM Gainesville, Fl; sales associate Manager at WPDQ AM Jacksonville, FL; sales Manager at WGSR AM radio station Fernandina Beach, Fl; Station Director at WMJB FM Lake City, Fl; Station Director at WMBT FM Gainesville, Fl and now Station Owner of WGGG 1230AM/92.1FM Gainesville, FL, WMOP 900AM Ocala, Fl and lessee of WKTK 98.5 FM HD2, Crystal River, Fl, Gainesville – Ocala Fl and surrounding areas. William Johnson, also known as “Johnnie Boogie Love” throughout his broadcasting career, also obtained a Juris Master’s degree in Law from Florida State University College of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ashford University. In 2006 Johnson was awarded “Pioneer Broadcaster of the Year” by a group of Gainesville, FL radio announces. William lives and breathes black radio culture and will continuously contribute to its unique voice and identity.