June 2020

MUHAMMAD ALI
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I care about the opinions of athletes during these times. I recently listened to Muhammed Ali talk about the psychological impact of racism during his time. How many young Black people had to fight psychological warfare just because they were...
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HASAN MINHAJ
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This is the first time my life that non-Black people seem to be as outraged by what’s happening to us as we are. Not until majority fight with us will things change. @hasanminhaj has one of the best responses and views...
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TUPAC
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"We ASKED 10 years ago. We was ASKING with the Panthers, we was ASKING with the Civil Rights Movement. Now, those people that were ASKING are now all dead and in jail. So now, what do you think we’re gonna...
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COMMUNITY ACTIVISM: HOW TO HELP
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It’s okay to check up on each other and ask how we can help during these tough times. My partners at @mvp.vc & non-Black friends have been checking on me. At the end of this email I’ll outline ways non-Black...
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PRISON ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING
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We organized a Prison Entrepreneurship Training with #DefyVentures, Black tech founders, investors, social workers and entrepreneurs in Cali. They lined us up across from the inmates and told us to step forward if any of these applied to us: 1) Have...
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POLICE BRUTALITY: MY STORY
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I was arrested when I was 12 years old while arguing with a kid on the playground of Ryder Elementary School on 87th and Wallace in Chicago. The cops pulled up, put me in cuffs with my bookbag and put...
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GOLD’S GYM
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Man I really miss hitting the gym now, especially with all this stress of everything going on in the world. One of the most popular gyms, Gold’s Gym, filed for bankruptcy. What does that mean for all of the gym...
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