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 [...]

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 [...]

Lila Fenwick became the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School.

Lila Fenwick became the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School.

In 1956, Lila Fenwick became the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School. Fenwick later led the United Nations’ Human Rights Division. She attended Harvard in 1954 when the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education came down, joining only a handful of women and the only black woman a one year before Ruth Bader Ginsburg started as a first-year student at the school.