FreedomSchool – Toronto‚Äôs co-founder LeRoi Newbold is currently working on a research project interviewing youth, children, parents and educators from a number of Black community educational settings.  Rather than focusing on the idea of Black failure, this research project is focused on the notion that Black children and youth are successful in a number of environments. The goal being to understand what makes Black children and youth successful and what makes them feel liberated in educational spaces such as COBA dance studio, Higher Marks, African Canadian Heritage Association, the Africentric School and other spaces.  Our research report with be posted in September, 2019.