S2 Ep 11: We. Can’t. Breathe. w/ Emerald Garner

The movement for Black lives and climate justice are about the right to breathe. It is vital to understand that. Once you have listened to Tamika Mallory and Rev Yearwood in the previous episode, listen to this conversation with Emerald Snipes Garner. Her father was Eric Garner, who was choked and killed by NYPD in 2014. His last words, which were recorded on video for the world to see, were “I can’t breathe.” George Floyd cried out with the same words less than two weeks ago in Minneapolis and died shortly after at the hands of police. Emerald  joins Rev Yearwood to discuss everything from police and vigilante violence, to Coronavirus, to air pollution, to health, to her father. They explore why it’s so dangerous to move through the environment while Black, whether birding in central park, sitting in your car at a park, or running down suburban tree-lined streets. #BlackLivesMatter. More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate.

S2 Ep 10: Black Lives Affirmation w/ Tamika D Mallory

And like that, everything changed. Since last episode, we are in a new paradigm, one that solidifies the fact that the movements to end systemic racism and to stop the climate crisis are one in the same. Climate justice is racial justice. National leader Tamika Mallory, co-founder of the Women’s March and Until Freedom, joins Rev Yearwood to discuss why we must all come together to challenge police violence, racism, and environmental injustice. Rev Yearwood caught up with Tamika as she was on the ground in Minneapolis seeking justice for George Floyd, and right after her trip to Louisville seeking justice for Breonna Taylor. #BlackLivesMatter. More at TheCoolestShow.com and @Think100Climate.