People often look at a rising superstar and say it’s a case of “overnight success.” But anyone who pays attention to these things knows that almost always there are years, sometimes decades, of work that go into the “overnight success”. Those paying careful attention will sometimes note a phenom in the making. In this unit we celebrate the history and arrival of new markets/overnight success stories in the cannabis industry as well as shift our lens to capture the benefits of the precious tilling and pruning within the racial landscape by James Baldwin and formerly enslaved women and men from the continent through the art of literacy and food.
In Communities of Color, Fighting for a Stake in the Legal-Cannabis Market | The New Yorker Politics & More Podcast
People of color have suffered disproportionately under cannabis criminalization. As the legal cannabis market takes off into a multibillion-dollar economy, this “green rush” is likely to leave behind those who suffered. A New York entrepreneur tells the staff writer Jelani Cobb that “while we’re waiting [for legalization], huge corporations are working on their packaging, how they’re going to come to the market. If we don’t have that same freedom, how is it fair?” Cobb reports on how legalization bills are seeking to address that historical inequity. In Oakland, California, a bill stipulates that half of dispensary permits must be awarded to people who have been harmed by criminalization in the past. But one businessman tells Cobb that, without access to capital, would-be dispensary owners will be shut out, and will likely end up selling those permits for cheap.
Cap Culture Podcast Ep. 104 | Green is the New Gold
Video conversation with Good Tree Founder and Howard University Alum. Dr. Eric Patrick shares gems around the cannabis industry and how his own brands, good tree and growing talent have grown from the ground up. tune in to grab a few pointers on the ins and out of starting your own business as a cannabis company, the loopholes/challenges, and much more.
Dialogues: The David Zwirner Podcast | Season 1, Episode 8
A conversation about the life and teachings of James Baldwin that draws on Beauford Delaney, the pivotal role of invested teachers, and how the writes shaped the cultural and racial landscape in the United States. This conversation features Pulitzer Prize winning cultural critic Hilton Als in collaboration with his good friend and thought partner Thelma Golden Chief Curator and Director of the Studio Museum of Harlem.
In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World by Judith Carney & Richard Nicholas Rosomoff
The transatlantic slave trade forced millions of Africans into bondage. Until the early nineteenth century, African slaves came to the Americas in greater numbers than Europeans. In the Shadow of Slavery provides a startling new assessment of the Atlantic slave trade and upends conventional wisdom by shifting attention from the crops slaves were forced to produce to the foods they planted for their own nourishment. Many familiar foods; millet, sorghum, coffee, okra, watermelon, and the Asian long bean, for example are native to Africa, while commercial products such as Coca Cola, Worcestershire Sauce, and Palmolive Soap rely on African plants that were brought to the Americas on slave ships as provisions, medicines, cordage, and bedding. In this exciting, original, and groundbreaking book, Judith A. Carney and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff draw on archaeological records, oral histories, and the accounts of slave ship captains to show how slaves food; and botanical gardens ;became the incubators of African survival in the Americas and Africanized the foodways of plantation societies.
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