Coolikan Pod/Videocast: Social Justice

The Coolikans sit down with special guest, Ms. Sharity Bannerman (historian, educator and attorney) to talk about the criminal justice system. Tune in as Sharity enlightens us about her journey to becoming a (special interest) lawyer and the journey ahead to addressing the criminal injustices plaguing our society.

 

Honorable Mentions:

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture || http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/15/arts/design/national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture.html?emc=edit_th_20160916&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32120929&_r=1

homepage

From the Heart Christian Ministries || http://www.fthcm.org

The Innocence Project || http://www.innocenceproject.org

Huffingto Post Article on School to Prison Pipeline || http://www.huffingtonpost.com/the-heller-school-/preschooltoprison-pipelin_b_9773826.html

Equal Justice Project || http://eji.org

Sandra Bland’s family settles in a wrongful death suit $1.9M || http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/15/us/sandra-bland-wrongful-death-settlement/

Jay-Z: The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail || http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000004642370/jay-z-the-war-on-drugs-is-an-epic-fail.html

Coolikan Podcast: Special Back to School Episode

Tis the season to hit the books and return to the classroom.

Elise and Acasia are passionate about education, learning and understanding and appreciate the teachers who laid the foundation to their success.  This special Back to School Episode podcast features a special guest, Acasia’s mom, a teacher of 24 years and dedicated community leader.

Tune in as Mrs. Barrett talks to us about the highs, lows, and beauty of being a teacher.

POP Quiz: What teacher(s) had the greatest impact on who you are today?

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Podcast #14

Happy Memorial Day and welcome to the May Podcast!  We’re covering a number of topics, from the history of Memorial Day to Lemonade, social entrepreneurship and gentrification.  The running theme for this podcast centers on community.

Memorial Day recognizes the sacrifices of our fallen service members who fight daily to maintain the security and freedoms experienced in out national community.

In Lemonade, yes, THAT Lemonade, Beyonce speaks to a community of women who have gone through the ups and downs of relational drama and encourages them to embark upon the journey of healing and wholeness after the hurt.

And speaking of healing after the hurt, after being stung by bees, Little Ms. Mikaila of “Me and the Bees” fame decided to create her own business selling lemonade to bring awareness to the importance of honeybees.  She’s impacting the environmental community with her passion.

Finally, as we witness the ongoing demographic shifts and changes across the U.S. we also can’t help but notice the change in the cultural landscape of many historically black and brown communities. The gentrification of one community results in a displacement and muted experiences of people whose voices are worth hearing. So what do we do? And how do we ensure better alternatives?

**HONORABLE MENTIONS**

Acasia’s New Business Venture – check out my site (http://AcasiaOlson.arbonne.com) and enjoy the countless benefits of Arbonne International’s health, beauty and wellness products.

 

Podcast #13

Happy April.  On this podcast, we talk about pursuing our purpose, passion and dreams.  We pay homage to Prince and Harriet Tubman, and we wax poetic about the journey ahead.

 

Honorable mentions:

The currency of change: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/it-matters-whos-on-the-money-and-harriet-tubman-fits-the-bill/2016/04/21/c819ef58-07f5-11e6-a12f-ea5aed7958dc_story.html

RIP Prince: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36106778

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/20/europe/queen-elizabeth-90/

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World –  http://www.amazon.com/Originals-How-Non-Conformists-Move-World/dp/0525429565?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_4&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Podcast #10 – Bill Cosby and ’em

Welcome to 2016 faithful listeners!  In this podcast, Elise and Acasia recap Holiday Season 2015 and delve into Bill Cosby, the community’s response to rape and rape allegations, and healthy recovery for victims and perpetrators alike.   We have our thinking caps on and hope you do too!

(Dis)Honorable Mentions:

R. Kelly – http://www.villagevoice.com/music/read-the-stomach-churning-sexual-assault-accusations-against-r-kelly-in-full-6637412