Episode 7: Black Lives Matter

Host Sammy Ross and guest Andrew Law dive into the topic of Black Lives Matter.  From the slave trade, to the Civil Rights Movement, to the more recent protests due to the deaths of George Floyd and countless others, on this episode we will be diving into our Black American History, in hopes of finding a better path forward.

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For more on the beginnings of slavery in the America: https://time.com/5653369/august-1619-jamestown-history/  

For an interesting opinion piece on incarcerated firefighters: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/01/california-incarcerated-firefighters-prison 

For more on Jim Crow laws and Segregation: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/freedom-riders-jim-crow-laws/ 

For more on Aunt Jemima, and the brand’s current talks for rebranding: https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/17/879104818/acknowledging-racial-stereotype-aunt-jemima-will-change-brand-name-and-image 

For more on the Tula Massacre: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/10/search-for-victims-tulsa-race-massacre-continues-mass-grave-unearthed/ 

For more on Emmett Till: http://100photos.time.com/photos/emmett-till-david-jackson 

For more on the FBI and their interest in Civil Rights leaders: https://www.npr.org/2012/02/14/146862081/the-history-of-the-fbis-secret-enemies-list 

For more on Martin Luther King Jr.: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/biographical/ 

For more on the Civil Rights Movement, and Civil Rights Legislation: https://www.adl.org/education/resources/backgrounders/civil-rights-movement 

For a look into Rodney King and the 1992 LA Riots: https://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/524744989/when-la-erupted-in-anger-a-look-back-at-the-rodney-king-riots 

For more on Trayvon Martin: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/14/us/george-zimmerman-verdict-trayvon-martin.html 

For more on Ahmaud Arbrey: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52623151 

For more on George Floyd: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/us/george-floyd-investigation.html 

To learn more about Breonna Taylor: https://www.nytimes.com/article/breonna-taylor-police.html  

For more on the Black Lives Matter Movement:  https://blacklivesmatter.com/ 

For a look at what the BLM Protests have achieved so far both nationally and internationally: https://www.elle.com/uk/life-and-culture/culture/a32822672/black-lives-matter-protests-achievements-statues-police-reform/ 

For more on what “Defund the Police” could look like: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-defunding-explaine/us-protesters-call-to-defund-the-police-what-would-that-look-like-idUSKBN23C2I9 

For an interesting take on reparations for slavery in America: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/10/27/slavery-reparations-holocaust-restitution-negotiations-229881 

For more on Ava DuVernay’s Netflix Documentary “13th:” http://www.avaduvernay.com/13th 

For more on Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/

For more on NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/ 

For more on the Bail Project: https://bailproject.org/ 

For more on the ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/ 

For more on the South Shore Drill Team: https://www.southshoredrillteam.org/ 

In remembrance of those who have passed away due to police brutality and racial profiling: https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/865261916/a-decade-of-watching-black-people-die 

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