• Pancakes stands with black lives matter


    At Pancakes: Serving up Hope, we proudly stand in solidarity with the black community and those using their voices and resources to fight this national systematic oppression. We stand united against discrimination, ignorance, and hatred of any kind. Having witnessed police brutality to those experiencing homelessness while serving, we are doing everything in our power to provide resources and amplify those within the black community.
    Therefore, we at Pancakes are partnering with USD's Black Student Union to provide up to date resources and information regarding how you can stay informed and support this cause.
    Black Lives Matter.


    See our resources below to stay informed and educate yourself on the present events and history of people of color. The more you understand and hear their stories, the further your support can go.


    Use your voice. Take action by joining peaceful protests or sharing this site and other resources with friends and family.

    HAVE the conversation.

    Sign up to vote!


    Donate to the resources you feel most passionate about or go out and support black owned businesses! Your actions can make a change. If you need help deciding see our donate section below.


    Finally, we are asking those within the black community to share YOUR story! Additionally we will be posting the stories of the individuals who may normally go unheard.

    To help amplify these voices, as an ally, PLEASE share this blog and web page!

  • Things to consider

    Fight hate and police brutality with love and knowledge
    Listen closely. Speak up. Educate yourself. Vote.
    Don't rely on Black people to be the ones to teach you how to stop racism.
    Demand accountability from your federal and local governments as well as your police departments.
    Be self conscious of your own behavior and uphold those around you and in the workplace.

  • Statistics

    Here are a few graphs and numbers to consider...

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    The imprisonment rate for Blacks in 2018 was 5.8 times the number of whites.


    Black males are 12.7 times more likely to be imprisoned between the ages of 18 and 19 than white males.



    Graph and statistics above via U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.

    Chart from : Statista - U.S. Police Shootings: Blacks Disproportionately Affected

    See the full article by The Washington Post here

    Data from: Demographic Data Project: Race, Ethnicity, and Homelessness - National Alliance to End Homelessness


    Black people have the highest rate with 125 people experiencing homelessness per 10,000 people in the general population.


    via the National Alliance to End Homelessness



  • stay informed

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    Here are some links and resources for how you can... STAY INFORMED

    Take some time to read these books

    • * Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor
      • by Angela J. Davis
    • * Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America
      • by George Yancy
    • * Between the World and Me 
      • by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
      • by Jesmyn Ward 
    • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 
      • by Michelle Alexander
    • They Can't Kill Us All
      • by Wesley Lowery
    • White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
      • by Carol Anderson
    * indicates that the book is available for USD students to read in the Copley reserves
    Read through some of these websites:
    Take some time to watch these documentaries and cinema:
    Take some time to listen to these podcasts:

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    Here are a few ways you can show support and...


    Use the links below to:

    Follow some of these Instagram accounts below:
    Stay up to date with current events using these Articles and Journals:

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    Here are a few places you can make a difference...


    Use the links below to donate and support:


    Serving up voices

    This blog was created to help amplify black voices and experiences.
    At pancakes, we understand how important it is to have a platform to express yourself, especially when those we interact with normally are not given a voice.
    We will be doing our best to continually update this blog with your submissions (submit below) as well as those from within the black homeless community.
    To help amplify these voices, as an ally, please share this blog and web page.
    Thank you!

    Your story will go here! Tell us about an experience you or a friend or family has come across and how that made you feel. This is your chance to speak up, be loud and have your voice heard. Thank you! -Pancakes
  • did we miss something?

    Click on the button below to fill out a quick form and share your resources.

    Thank you!

  • share your story

    We are taking submissions from those in the black community and those who have experienced police brutality to share their story and possibly be featured on our page!
    Submissions may include personal stories and those of family and friends.
    Please use the link below to submit an image and what you would like to share.