7/15/2013 0 Comments
The month of July, National Ice Cream Month, is the perfect time for the Taharka Brothers to invite everyone for FREE ice cream and so they are! Taharka Brothers Homemade Ice Cream & Sorbets will be served up, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Recess D. C., 727 15th Street NW, Washington, DC, from 6 -8 P.M. This is a KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN for Taharka Brothers Homemade Ice Cream & Sorbets, an ice cream company, who are on a mission to construct an ice cream truck and reach more people with their message of empowerment within the community. They want to get their ice cream "mobile" to better advocate cultural understanding and civic involvement. In order to do this they need to get their ice cream mobile "Vehicle for Change" on the road to go into the neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland, (their home base), Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas, and eventually throughout the United States. Plans for the truck show a pop-up stand, a library, and more, that can be taken to neighborhoods that have little exposure to enterprising amenities. See more important details at our Source for the Taharka Brothers event: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/taharkabros/lets-get-the-taharka-brothers-ice-cream-truck-on-t
Taharka Brothers ice cream is getting a lot of attention for it's delicious flavors! NBA star, Shaquille O’Neal, has tweeted that he loves Taharka Brothers ice cream and Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder, agrees it’s terrific. The flavors are inspired by and dedicated to the lives of “change makers and artists who have used their talents to speak peace, love, and justice to the world," says CEO of the company, De'Von Brown. The company uses ice cream to promote progressive social change. Their efforts are not only improving their community, but also fostering economic agricultural growth in Haiti.
I had the opportunity to speak to De'Von Brown and I asked why they decided on a KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN, that from the description that you can read at our "source," will be very festive, an opportunity for professionals to network, and with FREE ice cream? De'Von stated they decided to start their socially conscience project off with a fundraiser that would bring people together and have them feel a part of the help and benefits the neighborhoods will get as a result of this, "Vehicle for Change." They plan to take the ice cream mobile truck to neighborhoods, college campuses, political events, music festivals, and more; wherever the people are that need and desire to hear their message. The name, De'Von Brown of Baltimore, Maryland, may sound familiar to some because at age 12 he appeared in the the documentary, "The Boys of Baraka," which was shown in selected movie theaters throughout the country. The documentary recounts the experiences of boys, from the poorest, at risk areas of Baltimore, who attended a boarding school in Kenya, Africa, during their middle school years. De'Von, an alumni of the Baraka School, has since thrived and gone on to earn a degree from Maryland Institute of Arts (MICA) in film making and is an entrepreneur, one of five partners all under the age of 24, doing great things for our global community with Taharka Brothers. The documentary, which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2005 has done great also, having won many awards, to include a Gold Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival, a NAACP Image Award, and was nominated for an Emmy Award. The Taharka Brothers are a successful team putting ice cream at the center of social and economic uplifting.