Scholar Zuri HUDSON
Scholar Zuri Hudson - With her first word being “book” at seven months old, Zuri Hudson enjoys drawing, reading, writing, and naming items on her flashcards and on television. As a two year old, her additional interests include playing the drums, piano, writing on furniture she isn’t supposed to, and singing nursery rhymes and gospel songs.
Scholar Raven - Is a K-12 product of Detroit Public Schools and has extensive experience coaching and teaching debate. Prior to becoming an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University, she taught in K-12 settings and was the Director of Debate at Life Skills Center of Metropolitan Detroit. In this role, her former high school debate students won championship titles within the Detroit Urban Debate League. Additionally, they competed at regional and national tournaments, including The Harvard National High School Invitational. Dr. Jones Stanbrough’s teaching, research, and publications focus on literacy, culture, race, equity, and the educational and lived experiences of students of color in urban contexts. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship, where she studied in Tanzania. In her spare time, Raven loves playing Scrabble with her husband, Darryl and their daughter, Zuri Hudson.
Scholar Darryl JR.
Scholar Darryl Jr. - Is a Detroit native and graduate of Benedictine High School. With over 20 years of barbering experience, he offers consulting to interested barbers. Darryl Jr. earned his undergraduate degree in History and Philosophy from Eastern Michigan University and his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education with a cognate in Special Education from Marygrove College. As a high school teacher, Darryl taught social studies and history and coached debate at Life Skills Center at Metropolitan Detroit. He has also coached debate at Alternatives For Girls, a Detroit-based organization that serves homeless and at-risk young girls and women. Currently, Darryl Jr. is a faculty member at Oakland Community College.