Marcus Singleton, M.Ed. is originally from the South Side of Chicago and he is a conscious Hip-Hop artist and educator who is an advocate for Black students and their voices. Marcus is a Ph.D. student at OISE/ University of Toronto in the Social Justice Department under the supervision of Dr. rosalind hampton. Marcus' research focuses on Black Studies through the lens of Critical Hip-Hop Pedagogy and Critical Race reading practices. By using Critical Hip-Hop Pedagogy and Critical Race reading practices Marcus’ goal is to create counter-spaces of resistance with a transnational community of Black students/youth who are willing to move collaboratively in solidarity to challenge and deconstruct institutions constructed on Eurocentric ideals. Marcus’ interest includes using the mixed methodologies of (Auto)ethnography, Black Emancipatory Action Research (BEAR), Critical Race Emancipatory English Education (CREEE), and Youth Action Participatory Research (YPAR) in collaboration as a way to create counter-spaces and creative platforms for Black students to use their voice to reclaim and reimagine African-indigenous knowledges to counter the ways in which Eurocentric institutions e.g. schools and prisons continue to uphold anti-Black and colonial methods of learning as a weapon aimed against Black students/ youth.