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OUR BROTHERS' & SISTERS' KEEPERS
Representation matters. Period. The “War on Drugs” stole fathers, sons, brothers, mothers, daughters, and sisters from black and brown communities all over this country. The outrageous bail bond system keeps innocent people in jail, exploits the underserved, disrupts stable employment, and facilitates crippling duress for families that can’t get back to work and earn critical income. Little has changed for black and brown people despite legislative improvements. Minorities remain the most policed, arrested, and disenfranchised groups in this political system. Conflicting laws, a difficult and complex court system, lack of access to financial resources and influential networks, means not everyone gets their fair share on the road to achieving the American Dream. Further, across many industries in this great nation, black and brown people make up only a fraction of leadership roles in major companies. We raise the least amount of capital though we pitch and build companies just as fast as other groups.
Our goal is to ensure that we support political and economic measures that work to drive equity in every industry, especially the food and cannabis industries. Diversity of ethnicity, gender, thought, and world view can only make us stronger. We are committed to being a symbol of hope, and to standing in the gap for those in search of opportunity.
Consider joining the cause of restorative justice and fair economics by getting involved with the following organizations:
Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana (https://minorities4medicalmarijuana.org/)
Minority Cannabis Business Association (https://minoritycannabis.org/)
Drug Policy Alliance (http://www.drugpolicy.org/)
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (https://norml.org/)
Equal Justice Initiative (https://eji.org/)
The Last Prisoner Project (https://www.lastprisonerproject.org/)
Wine Empowered (https://www.wine-empowered.com/)
Batonnage Forum (https://www.batonnageforum.com/
BCA Global (https://bcaglobal.org/)
On a fateful trip to Ghana in 2017, we spent time with friends, drank Palm Wine, Club beer, ate Red Red, determined that Ghana makes the best Jollof rice and discovered herbs that launched us out of this world. When we got back to New York in 2018, we vowed to stay connected to the family, flavors, laughs, smells, and sounds of that dynamic experience. Later that year, some questions led us to friends in Denver and the rest is a wild ride of history.
SHOKi was designed to excite the senses and complement the joys of responsible indulgence. Every bottle is made with love and all-natural fruit juices and spices. In California, our non-alcoholic line of mixers is infused with high quality herbal extracts to provide a fun and fast-acting retreat to bookend your days. #TRIBESHOKI to the world!
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