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Better Than Ever Ft. Jelani Curtis of ForBreonna.com

August 06, 2020 Paris Jackson, Natasha Boler Episode 42
Better Than Ever Ft. Jelani Curtis of ForBreonna.com
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Bando Bevs
Better Than Ever Ft. Jelani Curtis of ForBreonna.com
Aug 06, 2020 Episode 42
Paris Jackson, Natasha Boler

Jelani Curtis, a Detroit native, was inspired to create a platform that makes it easy for citizens to contact the Louisville & Kentucky government to fight for justice for Breonna Taylor.  On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was wrongfully murdered by the Louisville, KY police department while issuing a "no-knock" warrant.  Breonna's life was taken after being shot eight times and left for dead by the same police officers. To this day, those police officers Brett Hankison, Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove have not been arrested or charged with murder. Each day since March 13th there have been many efforts to bring awareness to the case and to demand justice for Breonna.  ForBreonna.com is a seamless, one-tap experience that allows you call, email, or tweet local officials to demand the arrest and charge each officer involved in Breonna's murder. This week, Paris and Natasha speak with Jelani and discuss his creation of @forBreonna and other action we can take to demand justice for the lives of Black people in America. Given the heaviness of the world today, we are choosing a light and refreshing drink called, Better Than Ever.

Better Than Ever Recipe:
3/4 cup Green Tea
1 tsp Mint Simple Syrup
1/2 tsp Lime Juice
1 oz Vodka (Cocktail)
1/4 cup Ginger Beer
Garnish with Mint

Brew green tea and allow to cool. Add all ingredients. Stir. Add ice. Smack mint leaves - add as garnish.

Mint Simple Syrup:
1/4 cup cane sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
Muddle mint leaves with sugar in small saucepan. Add water. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool for 15-20 minutes. Strain to remove mint. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Show Notes

Jelani Curtis, a Detroit native, was inspired to create a platform that makes it easy for citizens to contact the Louisville & Kentucky government to fight for justice for Breonna Taylor.  On March 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was wrongfully murdered by the Louisville, KY police department while issuing a "no-knock" warrant.  Breonna's life was taken after being shot eight times and left for dead by the same police officers. To this day, those police officers Brett Hankison, Jon Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove have not been arrested or charged with murder. Each day since March 13th there have been many efforts to bring awareness to the case and to demand justice for Breonna.  ForBreonna.com is a seamless, one-tap experience that allows you call, email, or tweet local officials to demand the arrest and charge each officer involved in Breonna's murder. This week, Paris and Natasha speak with Jelani and discuss his creation of @forBreonna and other action we can take to demand justice for the lives of Black people in America. Given the heaviness of the world today, we are choosing a light and refreshing drink called, Better Than Ever.

Better Than Ever Recipe:
3/4 cup Green Tea
1 tsp Mint Simple Syrup
1/2 tsp Lime Juice
1 oz Vodka (Cocktail)
1/4 cup Ginger Beer
Garnish with Mint

Brew green tea and allow to cool. Add all ingredients. Stir. Add ice. Smack mint leaves - add as garnish.

Mint Simple Syrup:
1/4 cup cane sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
Muddle mint leaves with sugar in small saucepan. Add water. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool for 15-20 minutes. Strain to remove mint. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.