<aside> 💡 Digital Good Times - Season 3: Getting it Out the Mud - Episode 13 Guide + Voting Resources // Art by Shakia Hollis //


1. The Warm Up

Digital Banking while Black?

"Killer Mike, Ryan Glover and Andrew Young form Black-owned digital bank. Provides peer-to-peer transfers, global ATMs and other financial services with a focus on Black and Latinx entrepreneurs. The Greenwood name is derived from the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, that a century ago was home to what was known as Black Wall Street. - BankGreenwood.com



Killer Mike, Ryan Glover and Andrew Young form Black-owned digital bank : TheGrio

2. All IN - Black People & The History of Voter Suppression

Voting Rights, Disenfranchisement, The Black Codes, Jim Crow, Literacy Tests, Poll Taxes & Jim Crow 2.0


Q: Did you all Know about the Black Codes, Jim Crow Disenfranchisement tactics Poll Taxes Etc? How does it make you feel?

"Then there were the gains of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. But a 2013 Supreme Court decision (Shelby County v. Holder) invalidated parts of the Voting Rights Act and that has led to what the film calls “Jim Crow 2.0.”

Additionally, after the Shelby decision, more than 1,600 precincts closed in states that were once covered by the Voting Rights Act.

Abrams states in the film: “The Shelby decision, what it did was give carte blanche to states like Georgia to restore every racist trope they had. Had I run for governor in 2012, it would have empirically been an easier election. By the time I was running for governor, I had had eight years of watching the secretary of state, Brian Kemp, build a national reputation for voter suppression. We anticipated that voter suppression was part of Brian Kemp's behavior. What we couldn't anticipate was that I was going to be in a fight with the very person who controlled the system.”