Richard Oakes is one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century. He bolstered the Red Power Movement, successfully occupied U.S. territory without using violence, and united Native Americans of all tribes. Yet most of us have never heard of him.
In this episode of Folkslore, a caller from Johannesburg tell us about the time a traditional South African healer saved their parent’s farm and solved the mystery behind a series of unfortunate events. If you have a Folkslore story, share it with us! Call 1-833-GOT-LORE or send us a message at email@example.com.
This Middle School is disrupting education by bringing technology into the classroom. By experimenting with everything from VR to 3D printing in their Verizon Innovative Learning Lab, students at Franklin D. Roosevelt are receiving the innovative game-changing tools they need for the future.
Did you know that the word “marijuana” has racist roots? It was used as a tool to demonize cannabis in the U.S. and associate it with Mexican culture. Abdullah Saeed breaks it all down in this episode of BESE Explains.
This New York City activist is using augmented reality to erect monuments of notable people of color. Glenn Cantave created Movers and Shakers, an organization that uses tech for change. He uses skills he learned from the Verizon Innovative Learning Program to further his cause and now his programs will be in Verizon Innovative Learning schools across the country.
Compton is often associated with guns, violence and gangs, but 15-year-old Yerenia Barajas is passionate about changing the perception of her community. From coding to creating videos about climate change and gun violence, Barajas is using the skills she’s learned through the Verizon Innovative Learning program to create change through technology.
Did you know surfing started as an Indigenous sport? After Spanish colonizers displaced Native tribes from the coast to the desert, their connection to the water was weakened. Today, Native Like Water is doing something about it.
Rita Moreno is the first and only Latina to have ever won a Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. But those accomplishments didn’t come without their sacrifices. Diane Guerrero breaks it all down in our new series, HERSTORY.
To learn more about the accomplishments of the many Latinxs who have contributed to this country, watch our new series HERSTORY, and ask your representative to support the creation of the National American Latino Museum, because it’s time U.S. history became a true reflection of ALL Americans. You can also get more information by visiting: act.americanlatinomuseum.org/donate
The legend of Saci-Pererê is told to children all over Brazil. He’s a magical, one-legged boy who likes to play tricks on those he encounters. One girl tells us about the time her father swears he almost caught Saci.
Human beings have been using cannabis for thousands of years. Yet it’s illegal in most of the world, including right here in the U.S. So how did we get here? Abdullah Saeed @imyourkid breaks it all down in this episode of BESE Explains.
In this episode of Folkslore, a young, class clown puts a Nigerian folktale to the test to see if it will help keep her out of trouble. All she needs is a pair of her parents’ shoes and a few eyelashes.
“We’re really at a crossroads right now where people are seeing plant-based food as a possible solution to some of the issues we’re seeing both in our health and the health of our planet. ”
Jocelyn Ramirez created Todo Verde to provide the Latinx community with healthy and savory plant-based dishes that they could connect with. Today, the catering company aims to create lifestyle shifts in healthy eating through a variety of affordable plant-based options in neighborhoods all over Los Angeles and beyond.