We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward, and we can understand why and how we came to be who we are today.”

-Sankofa

The 19th Amendment Didn’t Allow All Black Women the Right to Vote.
The 19th Amendment Masked Ku Klux Klan member riding in car, holding noose outside window during a parade in Miami on the night of election. (Library …
Is Black History Really Taught in Schools?
History of the Black Curriculum in Schools BLACK HISTORY IN U.S SCHOOLS STARTED with Carter G. Woodson Along with HIS COLLEAGUES, WHO CREATED THE ASSOCIATION FOR …
What does Sankofa mean?
Vanessa introduces her upcoming documentary, Sankofa Chicago. Her guest is a Ghanaian who explains what Sankofa means.
What can we learn from a 94 year old black woman?
The teller in this episode was born in 1925.  She is a Black woman from Chicago who is telling it like it is. She gives advice to …
Is Chicago really safe? A law enforcement officer will tell us!
Intro Music: SOLO BLUES CONTES Closing Music: Wolf  Podcast Notes Introduction: We have a special teller today. I have known him for maybe 20 years …
What does the Fourth of July really mean to Black Americans?
Add title Podcast Notes: Vanessa and co-host, Sharmell Favours discuss what the July fourth holiday meaning is, what it means to them and the significance of …
10 Events in History that have used the Raised Fist Symbol
A raised fist, also known as the Power Fist, is a symbol of solidarity and support. It has been used in fights against oppression – related to gender, …
COVID-19 in the Black Community
What's the difference between COVID-19 and the Spanish Flu Co-host: Mr. James Parrish Underlining condition Not following CDC regulations What the Bible says
Who knows what Juneteenth really is?
Intro Music: SOLO BLUES CONTES Closing Music: Wolf Introduction In this episode, I decided to conduct a small sociological experiment by asking random people in Chicago, …
3 Bandage Brands for Black & Brown Skin Tones
In 2018, I received a small envelope addressed to my six and four-year-old boys from a family friend in Ohio. It was "bandages,"! However, to great …
Civil Rights Movement vs. Black Lives Matter
PODCAST NOTES About co-host, James Parrish Smith 2. Tell us about the history of BLM 3. Civil Right Movement vs. Black Lives Matter The movie, 5 …
14 Books about Racism for Kids
As a mother of two black boys, It's necessary to talk to them about racism at an early age. Reading books is an excellent start to …
This Race Riot was Omitted but Now Rarely Mentioned in Our History Books
The Tulsa Race Massacre, also known as the Tulsa Race Riot remains one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history, and one that …
“I Can’t Breathe”
Co-Host: Sharmell (Columbus, OH) and Desmond (Atlanta, GA) George Floyd Why are we so tired as black american's? Non-violent protest vs violent protest What we should …
The Woman Who Could Cure Cancer Using Laser Technology
Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green had made history when she became the first person to cure cancer in mice using laser technology-activated nanoparticles successfully. This unique nanoparticle technology was …
12 Grants and Funding Sources for Black Organizations and Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19
Many organizations and small businesses have shut down temporarily due to COVID-19. Even those operating remotely still face significant revenue shortfalls. Below is a list of …
8 Funding Sources for Artist of Color during COVID-19
The recent global health crisis has left the art world in uncertain times due to COVID-19. Museums, theaters, exhibitions, and concerts are canceled with no startup …

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