The official official debut of the Taharka Brothers' Change-Maker Mobile (nicknamed Sojourner) on the streats at Artscape '14 was a great success!!! Thanks to all of the family members who came out & copped a cup or cone from the ride or who gave to kickstarter.com to make the truck happen!
And shout out to author/activist/artist/Morgan State U. professor MK Asante for giving us the first books sold off the ride w/his hit book 'BUCK'! It was the "BUCK TRUCK" on Saturday y'all!
Servin' it up sweet on the streat at Artscape '14, family!
The "BUCK TRUCK" (aka the Taharka Brothers Change-Maker Mobile aka "Sojourner") with MK Asante's new hit book 'BUCK' holdin' down the retail store space in the back of the truck!
author/activist/artist/Morgan State U. professor MK Asante, author of 'BUCK' made an appearance at the truck!
Follow us on Twitter @tbchangemaker, family, to catch up w/us out here in these streats!!!
"what you wanna do is follow for now/
Power of the people, say/
Check it out, yeah y'all, come on, here we go..."
Bring The Noise
We rocked out in the DC area yesterday w/members of the TB Kickstarter.com family--the Krooth crew!!! They got a party w/the Brothers w/the truck as their donor reward. We posse'd up the family and rolled around their hood a few times, of course ate ice cream, and hung out creating signs (and one or two protest signs! Hey, we do what we do, ya' know--"power to the people" and all that!)!
Krooth fam, thanks for the Kickstarter.com love, the support, and for inviting your Big Brothers to hang witcha' for a few!
the TB Change-Maker Mobile ice cream truck rolled through Teach For America's 1st Taste of Bmore celebration
Family: The Brothers w/the TB Change-Maker Mobile ice cream truck rolled through Teach For America's 1st Taste of Bmore celebration yesterday at the Meyerhoff Symphony Orchestra! Celebrating teachers attempt to impact the future by educating the next generation(s) on the come-up. The set was live! The Brothers were chillin' w/500 teachers deep!
We took the Change-Maker Mobile for a spin downtown to the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Museum for an event being held there by Morgan State University's WEAA Radio. Didn't serve from it just rolled up and parked it for the party people (some of whom were Kicksarter.com contributors) to see and touch. We also served up our Taharka Brothers/De La Sol Haitian Chocolate ice cream flavor (see pics below) born out of our Haiti-U.S. agro-business initiative and it was a hit!
Your siblings (US, your Big Brothers and Sister) and the Change-Maker Mobile ice cream truck are featured in a new commercial for a new street parking app called Haystack. Check it... and us out!
The retail space's floor before.
The retail space's floor after (minus the books, the Brothers and the Sister).
THE TAHARKA BROS. "CHANGE-MAKER MOBILE" WITH A CHALKBOARD WINDOW? WE'RE THINKING ABOUT GOING THIS WAY IT.
We're over here visualizing what the truck will look like with a chalkboard as its serving window. The idea being that authors, artists, and/or professors could use the board to engage the everyday people in a "street lamp lecture series" and "a sidewalk talk" events in the hoods throughout the city!
AND OUR MAIN MAN JOE FROM BIG ART CUSTOMS INSTALLED THE NEW SERVING WINDOW ON THE CHANGE-MAKER MOBILE AT EXIBITZ YESTERDAY, PEOPLE!
Behold!!! The process of the truck's serving window install in pictures below!
Note: The frame came with the white board intact. The next step is replacing it. Perhaps it'll be a glass window or an actual black board (that's often found on high schools and college campuses). The hype move internally here is to roll with the chalk board execution!!! We'll see.
--Your Big Bros.
AND, FINALLY........THE ICE CREAM TRUCK'S SERVING WINDOW ARRIVED TODAY!!! FINALLY!!! D@_N, IT TOOK FOREVER, FAMILY!!!