7/14/2013 0 Comments
If you’re tired of the usual ice cream flavors of cookies and cream, butter pecan, chocolate and vanilla, a local super-premium ice cream company may have just the answer? Capitalizing off the inspiration of social movements and figures that have changed the fabric of this country through their civil and human rights struggles, a local ice cream maker has come up with innovative flavors that at first glance would make you wonder – but after you devour the mouth-watering gourmet ice cream, you’ll be left craving more.
And now the makers of flavors such as ‘The Jazzman’s Blues’ (inspired by Dr. Cornel West), ‘A Dream Preferred (inspired by author/poet Langston Hughes) and ‘Zinn Meditation’ (inspired by activist Howard Zinn); look to bring their social awareness to the streets of Baltimore, by way of an inspiring ice cream mobile truck known as the ‘Changemaker Mobile’. Tricked out with deep freezers, loud speakers and even a library of socially conscious books and magazines; the first of its kind ‘social movement on wheels’ plans to do college and community tours throughout some of the most violent neighborhoods in Baltimore – looking to raise the level of consciousness amongst their peers.
And the leadership of Tahakara Brothers Ice Cream are the perfect people to affect change in the communities they came from – because each one of the 13-employees are under the age of twenty-four – which happens to be the average age of those being murdered throughout ‘Charm City’. “We’re not just selling ice cream and seeking to make a profit, we are actively seeking to reach the people in order to make a positive change in the lives and communities that need it most,” says the company’s 23-year old CEO, De’Von Brown.
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