The Hood Incubator blends organizing tactics with legal and educational support and business connections to develop pathways for Black and Brown people who are typically frozen out of the growing legal weed economy.
State-level marijuana legality reforms often don’t help African Americans who are frozen out of dispensary ownership. The rapper partners with scholar Erik Nielson for a new Rolling Stone essay that breaks down how to fix the disparity.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re a White homeowner or a Black homeowner,” legal scholar Dorothy Brown told The Washington Post. “If you’re in a neighborhood that’s 10 percent Black, that home isn’t going to appreciate the same way it would if you picked it up and moved it to an all-White neighborhood.”
After multiple reports that freedom fighter Harriet Tubman would ”replace” president and slave master Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that he’ll stay there—just on the back.