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Ice Cream Activism

Those who know me, know I love people, travel and food.  One of my favorite foods is ice cream.  My favorite ice cream is Ben and Jerry's because even before it was a "thing" they have always spoken truth to power.  Here is a walk through American history through the eyes of enslaved people and the impact on their descendants.  

 

What We Believe:  From Slavery to Mass Incarceration

https://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/2019/08/slavery-to-mass-incarceration

 

1619 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html

 

Slavery Made America

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/slavery-made-america/373288/

 

What it Means to Celebrate Juneteenth

https://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/2019/06/juneteenth

 

Jim Crow Laws

https://www.history.com/topics/early-20th-century-us/jim-crow-laws

 

Interactive Map of Redlining in America

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/19/498536077/interactive-redlining-map-zooms-in-on-americas-history-of-discrimination

 

How the U.S. Government Segregated America

https://www.npr.org/2017/05/03/526655831/a-forgotten-history-of-how-the-u-s-government-segregated-america

 

SubPrime Housing Lending Impact on Black Americans

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/23/black-americans-housing-crisis-sub-prime-loan

 

Prison Labor and the 13th Amendment

https://eji.org/news/history-racial-injustice-prison-labor/

 

Angola: A Short History

https://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/projects/caseconsortium/casestudies/54/casestudy/www/layout/case_id_54_id_547.html

 

Black Codes

https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-codes

 

Why Blacks Have Struggled for Decades to Gain Wealth

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-black-families-have-struggled-for-decades-to-gain-wealth-2019-02-28

 

Prison Policy: Mass Incarceration

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/rates.html

 

A History in Support of Reparations

https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/6/19/18691735/ta-nehisi-coates-mitch-mcconnell-reparations-history-racism-slaver

Transforming the Criminal Justice System

https://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/2019/01/front-end-criminal-justice

 

7 Ways We Know Systemic Racism is Real

https://www.benjerry.com/home/whats-new/2016/systemic-racism-is-real

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/mitch-mcconnell-ancestors-slave-owners-alabama-1800s-census-n1027511

 

Netflix:  "13th" the Movie

 

Racism Has Cost the U.S. Economy $16 Trillion

https://www.blackenterprise.com/citigroup-report-racism-has-cost-us-economy-16-trillion-in-20-years/

Knowledge Links
 
Courageous Reads and Outreach

 Recommended Books and Articles

 

White Awake 

Daniel Hill

Reparations Are Past Due

Jeremiah Chapman and Tom Steyer

1619 

NYTs Special Report

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Biased 

Jennifer Eberhart

Forgive Us 

Lisa Sharon Harper

 

The Time is Now 

Stacy Abrams

How to Be an Antiracist 

Dr. Ibram Kendi

Courageous Reflections

Our Courage in History - Inauguration 2021

          

Our Courage In History - Inauguration 2021

Faith, Monuments and Black Lives Matte

                                                              

     Courageous Conversation Podcast                                              

In The Matter of Black Lives

           Rev. Dr. Jaqueline Lewis            

"Speaking Truth to Power - Faith in Action"

2021 Presidential Inauguration Poem by the 1st Youth National Poet Laureate:

Amanda Gorman             

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