Dark chocolate cupcake with Oreo buttercream, topped with an Oreo cookie. Colin Kaepernick is a fresh face to the new civil rights movement. In 2016, Kaepernick began kneeling during the National Anthem to draw attention to the oppression of black people and people of color in the U.S. “No matter what I have to sacrifice, if you see wrong in the world, you must say that it is wrong,”- Colin Kaepernick
Cinnamon-vanilla flavored cupcake, topped with cinnamon-vanilla buttercream, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal pieces. Ella Baker played a major role in three of the biggest groups of the civil rights movement. She became an organizer within the NAACP and helped co-found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Chocolate cupcake, topped with chocolate buttercream and berries. Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman was denied access to US aviation schools due to her race and gender. As a result, Coleman moved to Paris and enrolled in a prestigious aviation school, where in 1921 she became the first Black woman to earn a pilot’s license. Coleman became known for her daring loops, acrobatic figure-eights and other aerial stunts. Fans called her “Queen Bess” and “Brave Bessie.” Source: www.womenshistory.or
Dark chocolate cake with midnight frosting. The Black Panthers, also known as the Black Panther Party, was a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale to challenge police brutality against the Black community.
Jane Bolin was a trailblazing attorney who became the first African-American female judge in the United States, serving on New York's Family Court for four decades.
Vanilla cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream and mixed berries. Halle Berry is an award-winning actress and former beauty queen. Halle Berry won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in 'Monster's Ball' (2001), becoming the first African-American woman to win the honor.
Dark Chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream, and chocolate and caramel drizzle. Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. He served as president until 1999. Prior to presidency, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in jail for creating a sabotage campaign against the South African government. He is a symbol of global peacemaking and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Strawberry shortcake topped with strawberries. Chuck Berry was a singer, songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
Red velvet cupcake, with vanilla buttercream. In November of 1960,
six-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first
African American student to integrate
an elementary school in the South.
Source: Michaels, Debra cite: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/ruby-bridges#:
The Rosa Colvin: Chocolate cupcake topped with Nutella buttercream, caramel and chocolate drizzle. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, spurring the Montgomery boycott. In 1955, at age 15, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white person. Her arrest preceded civil rights activist Rosa Parks’ by nine months.
Source: Adler, Margot https://www.npr.org/2009/03/15/101719889/before-rosa-parks-there-was-claudette-colv
This money green pistachio cupcake was inspired by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rich kid, Carlton Banks. There are many slang terms for money including bread, dough, guap, paper, cheddar, cake, and many others, the list goes on!
Lemon cupcake topped with lemon buttercream, lemon cookie, and a chocolate lemon mold. Inspired by Beyoncé’s hit album titled ‘LEMONADE’. ‘LEMONADE’ is Beyoncé's sixth studio album and her second visual album. It is a conceptual project based on every woman's journey of self-knowledge and healing.
Source: Coscarelli, Joe et.al. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/
The Kid N Play: Marble cake topped with vanilla and chocolate buttercream.
Kid 'n Play is an American hip-hop act from New York City that was popular in the late 1980's and early 1990's. Kid 'n Play are notable for their dance known as the Kid n' Play Kickstep.
Source: Bush, John Cite: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/kid-n-play-mn0000096878/biography
Chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream, topped with brownie pieces, and chocolate (milk or dark) drizzle. Washington D.C was affectionately known as “Chocolate City” because it was a predominately black area. It went from being the center of the slave trade to the nation’s first black-majority city. SourceL Meyers, Chris et.al. Cite: https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/october-2017/beyond-the-monuments-race-and-american-democracy-in-the-nations
Dark chocolate cupcake with peanut butter buttercream, topped with a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup and chocolate drizzle.
The Nutty Professor is a 1996 remake starring Eddie Murphy and Jada Pinkett-Smith. The popular 90’s movie is considered as a comedy science fiction film. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Sweet potato cupcake with vanilla-cinnamon buttercream. George Washington Carver was a botanist and inventor, mostly known for the peanut. George Washington Carver also found over 100 uses for the
sweet potato including molasses,
ink, and household products.
Strawberry cupcake topped with strawberry buttercream, and sliced strawberry. Juneteenth or June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. Almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. One of the most traditional ways to celebrate this holiday, is by having a BBQ and serving strawberry soda.
The Garvey Cupcake: Pineapple and coconut flavored cupcake, topped with coconut buttercream, chopped pineapple, sweetened coconut, and a cherry. Jamaican born activist, Marcus Garvey became a leader in the black nationalist movement by applying the economic ideas of Pan-Africanists to the immense resources available in urban centers. In 1914, Garvey created the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Source: History.com
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