On Episode 291 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie sit down with Alexis Adarolo and Zelnnetta Clark to talk about how their desire to help the Black community amidst Covid-19 went from a viral GoFundMe that raised over $200,000(!) to a nonprofit, Rebuild the Block, that works to redistribute wealth and knowledge to the Black community. The women share their passion, their knowledge, and their journey of giving grants and wide support to minority-owned businesses. Visit the Mama Bear Dares website for complete Show Notes.
On Episode 290 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, in light of the fast-approaching election, Tesi and Leslie re-visit their talk about voting rights and voter suppression. Deeply rooted in research and in honor of the passion, work, and incredible life of Congressman John Lewis, the women recall the history of suffrage and voter suppression in the United States and the ways in which we can advocate so that ALL people can exercise this constitutional right. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 289 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie re-visit a conversation they had with Shaniqua McClendon, Political Director for Crooked Media and brilliant Mama Bear. Shaniqua shares her experience as an intern in the Obama administration and as former staff for Senator Kay Hagan and Representative Alma Adams. Not only does she take listeners behind the scenes on Capitol Hill, but she talks about HOPE spurred on by the 2018 midterms and the difference between power for the sake of power versus power for the sake of progress. Finally, the women celebrate Shaniqua’s incredible work on Vote Save America and the road to the White House that will take us through November. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 288 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi sits down with legal activist Carey Degenaro, the litigation lead at the Colorado Covid-19 Eviction Defense Project, an important non-profit that responds to urgent questions about housing, homelessness, and community recovery during the COVID-19 health pandemic. Tesi and Carey talk about who has been impacted by this crisis, how people like Carey can help those that need guidance navigating this increasingly challenging situation, and the potential impact of an emerging housing crisis prompted by the pandemic. Click here for complete Show Notes.