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 now. He has a background in education, marketing, and promotions, but today I’m talking to him about his work as a Law Enforcement source. Vanessa: So let me get [...]

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 this holiday for Black people.  Introduction Tellers of the Untold is a platform to recognize fragments of our past, so our story will be complete and that we [...]

10 Events in History that have used the Raised Fist Symbol

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, race, class and ethnicity. It is also used as a salute to express unity, strength, defiance, or resistance. Its most widely known usage is by the Black Panther Party [...]

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, “What is Juneteenth”. I asked people in the Loop (downtown) and on the South Side, ranging from 15-80 years old. Make sure you stay tuned for parts 2 and [...]

3 Bandage Brands for Black & Brown Skin Tones

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 surprise, my then six-year-old understood the significance of this bandage. It wasn't any bandage; it was a bandage that matched their skin color from the brand Tru-Colour Products, LLC. [...]

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 Little Girls- good look at past movementDifferences iphones/videos showing how blacks are treatedphotos from media in the pastCurrently organized Leadership MLK Quote Why rioting and loots? Mental Health in [...]

14 Books about Racism for Kids

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 create awareness and foster discussion early. I have included a list of books that are popular in this category and ones I have and will read with my children. [...]

This Race Riot was Omitted but Now Rarely Mentioned in Our History Books

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 is not told in our history books. With Tulsa being segregated by the north and south, there was only one place to go if you were black and wanted [...]

“I Can’t Breathe”

“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 not do during protest What is happening in other cities? Atlanta, GAColumbus, OHEnough is enoughIt's not about just about George FloydQuestion the riots and looters Mentors/Leaders in the black [...]