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Martha Stewart is the Marijuana Mom We Never Asked For

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In the surest sign that marijuana as a business benefits everyone who isn’t Black, Martha Stewart is the latest to join the industry. The convicted felon has signed on as an adviser to a Canadian cannabis company.

The controversy surrounding marijuana use in America has resulted in racially-biased over-policing and now, a lack of opportunities in the burgeoning franchise. While use of the substance is equal between Black and White people, Blacks are more likely to be arrested for possession. Exploiting equality gaps, the cannabis industry has been notoriously Caucasian and Martha Stewart’s foray makes that abundantly clear.

Billion Dollar Deal

Signing on to Canopy Growth Company to “share with them the knowledge I have gained after years of experience in the subject of living,” Martha intends to help develop products for people and pets. Excited by her partnership, Stewart, who has been a long-time friend of Snoop Dogg, believes she can contribute to the organization. Canopy Growth, which recently received a multi-billion dollar investment from Corona owner, Constellation Brands, announced the deal Thursday.

The Canadian company received a license to process and produce hemp from the state of New York. However, they are restricted to developing products with CBD. Commenting on what to expect from the company following their partnership with Martha, Canopy Growth co-CEO Bruce Linton has this to say:

“As soon as you hear the name Martha, you know exactly who we’re talking about. Martha is one of a kind and I am so excited to be able to work alongside this icon to sharpen our CBD product offerings.”

Iffy Job Creation

While the company intends to invest up to $150 million to construct a Hemp Industrial Park in upstate New York, the certainty of job creation for locals is not there. Statistically, 81 percent of marijuana business owners and founders are White, where only 4.3 percent are Black. Coupling that data with knowledge that New York is among the states with the highest marijuana possession arrest rates, its easy to see that job opportunities for Blacks are not eminent.

Although Canopy Growth possesses a business relationship with Snoop Dogg as well, the company is only involved in the marketing of his product, “Leafs by Snoop”. The carefully designed brand looks to “make marijuana appeal to upscale consumers” aka pretentious wealthy Whites.

The partnership between Martha Stewart and Canopy Growth is sure to appeal to the surge of “marijuana moms” who capitalize on cannabis while continuing the trend of leaving disproportionately disenfranchised Black people in the dust.

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Caucasian Christian Colonizer Cole LaBrant Catching Criticism for Using Adopted Child as Ottoman for Privileged Daughter

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In today’s segment of Typical White Nonsense, we return to none other than Alabama for the latest act of insensitivity. YouTuber Cole LaBrant uploaded a controversial video of his adopted cousin, a Black boy nicknamed Peanut, being used as a footstool to lift his daughters up to the swings. Although the video has been deleted, it was captured by the entirety of Black Twitter, who assembled to quickly mete out justice.

Having recently trended because of the poor decision to pass one of the nation’s strictest abortion bills, Alabamians have another reason to hide their faces in shame. Youtuber Cole LaBrant, who runs a family channel with his wife and children, shared a video of his Black adopted cousin being used a footstool to his Twitter account. Expecting the video to be received as a warm gesture, Cole quickly realized that a Black boy being pressed into the dirt by the heel of two white girls isn’t exactly the visual we need in 2019.

Although Cole has been racing to clean up his mess, evidence of the misdeed has already made international waves. Catching the immediate ire of Black Twitter, the culture has already rallied and uncovered disgusting liked tweets. An outspoken Christian, Cole has apparently taken “make your enemies a footstool” quite literally as he celebrated the behavior of”Peanut”. Despite there being multiple able-bodied adults in the vicinity, that poor child is the one to “aid” his cousins, who in my opinion didn’t even need his help.

Along with drawing comparisons to behaviors exhibited during slavery, Cole’s actions have prompted a discussion for the argument against transracial adoption. When Black babies end up in white homes, are deprived of the knowledge of their cultural history, and are subjected to treatment like that, it’s the perfect storm for birthing an Uncle Ruckus. They endure psychological abuses and internalize hatred for all that so many of us hold dear. They develop disdain for the elements of Black culture they missed and eventually grow to use the language of the oppressor to justify their prejudices and distance themselves from the community. The fear of “Peanut” facing such a fate has spawned calls for his removal from a potentially dangerous environment.

Has Black Twitter gotten CPS on the line yet?

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Kim Kardashian’s Kredit Belongs to Black Female Attorneys, Activists

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Behind every Kardashian is a Black woman who truly did the work! Yesterday, we reported that Kim Kardashian would be featured in a two-hour documentary chronicling her justice crusade. Now, an attorney and criminal reform advocate a part of the team that REALLY led the efforts has spoken up.

Kim Kardashian arrived at the table when dessert was being served and was given credit for the full meal! The true team of people who put the work in to secure the freedom of Alice Marie Johnson along with the other 16 life sentences, is made predominantly of black women and men.

Fed up with the misinformation people have been spreading on social media, Texas attorney and activist Brittany K. Barnett decided to clear the air. Through two organizations called The Decarceration Collective and the Buried Alive Project, Brittany and her partner, MiAngel Cody, were the driving forces behind the success Kim Kardashian has claimed. Commenting on the silent struggles she has faced, Barnett says she is “coming out of the shadows” and is no longer shying away from their magic in all of its melanin glory.

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As a co-founder of Buried Alive, Brittany K. Barnett has been invested in the pro bono presentation of federal prison inmates. Changing the lives of nonviolent drug offenders, Brittany has worked to secure the freedom of countless victims of the American justice system. Having experienced firsthand the atrocities mass incarceration inflicts upon families, Brittany has worked tirelessly to free her clients, 37 in total. So when it comes to what exactly Kim Kardashian provided, in short, it was “support”.

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The use of Kim’s platform was integral in securing funding and spreading the word but the work was done by those behind the non-profits. While Brittany does not harbor any ill-will toward Kim, she is conflicted by reports that Kim led the way. Expressing her frustration, Brittany stated:

Kim has always been very clear in her role. It’s the media that spins it around — not Kim. We do not care how the media is portraying it — that’s what the media does. Who cares. We need Kim’s support and the support of anyone else who wants to join this fight. We love that she is using her platform to raise awareness. We ain’t trying to be famous, we trying to get our people free. Period.”

 

Brittany credits Kim for “linking arms” with them in support when other foundations declined requests for funds. However, TWO black women lawyers are responsible for the 90-day effort to release 17 incarcerated individuals.

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