BLACK HISTORY MONTH with Masterclass, Piccolina and Cocokind.
Updated: May 25
In honor of Black History Month, I want to highlight 3 brands that I’m honored to partner with that use their platform to push back against racial injustice and recognize those who’ve fought against adversity.
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During Black History Month, Black History, Black Freedom, & Black Love – an unprecedented 3 part class that explores the American History you weren’t taught in school – is available to stream for free on Masterclass.com
Masterclass has also teamed up with Amazon in the U.S. to stream the class on Prime Video & IMDb TV.
Learn from 7 of today’s preeminent Black voices (listed below) to gain a foundational understanding of the history of white supremacy & discover a path forward.
Jelani Cobb - New Yorker Staff Writer, Columbia Journalism School Professor, MSNBC Contributor.
Kimberlé Crenshaw - Co-Founder & ED of African American Policy Forum (NY/LA | Intersectional Think Tank), Host of Intersectionality Matters Podcast, Professor at Columbia Law School and UCLA School Of Law.
Angela Davis - A political activist, philosopher, academic, scholar & author. She is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A Marxist, Davis was a longtime member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) & is a founding member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS). She is the author of over ten books on class, feminism, race & the US prison system.
Nikole Hannah-Jones - Staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, Creator of #1619Project , Co-founder Ida B. Wells Society (dedicated to increasing & retaining reporters & editors of color in investigative reporting) & a Professor at Howard University.
Sherrilyn Ifill - A Lawyer, Law Professor & President and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She is the Legal Defense Fund's seventh president since Thurgood Marshall founded the organization in 1940. Ifill is also a nationally recognized expert on voting rights and judicial selection. In 2021, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world on its annual Time 100 list.
John McWhorter - A linguist with a specialty in creole languages and sociolects. He is currently associate professor of linguistics at Columbia University, where he also teaches American studies and music history. He is the author of a number of books on race relations, hip-hop and African-American culture.
Cornel West - A provocative public intellectual; a champion for racial justice through the traditions of the Black Church, progressive politics, & music.
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1 order = $1 donated to Black Mamas Matter Alliance
February is all about celebrating and sharing the stories of Black Trailblazers and barrier-breakers! So, what better time than now to introduce your little one to inspiring role models who also happen to celebrate birthdays this month?
February 4 - Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Activist
February 18 - Toni Morrison - Nobel-Prize Winning Novelist
February 27 - Marian Anderson - Barrier-breaking Singer & Contralto
Piccolina is a lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering today’s young children to become tomorrow’s leaders & problem solvers!
Research shows that starting at age 5, many girls develop self-limiting beliefs & begin to think they're not as smart & capable as boys. Many kids’ clothes & products, perpetuate these gender stereotypes by underrepresenting women in leadership positions or fields relating to science, technology, engineering & finance.
Piccolina is a brand that believes in putting people first. At the core of Piccolina’s identity is a commitment to social justice, equality & inclusion & those are values that Piccolina incorporate into all aspects of their business.
From STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & mathematics) & exploration to activism & athletics, all of Piccolina's products are designed to encourage discovery in your little one allowing them to live to their fullest potential.
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In honor of this celebration, Cocokind is bringing back their donation initiative. Cocokind wants to use their platform to push back against racial injustice across America & recognize those who’ve fought against adversity.
That’s why for the past 2 years, Cocokind has taken this week to donate 100% of their online profits to organizations fighting for mental wellness, trans rights & more in the Black community.