With no more than two black baby cabs in existence, the white baby carriage was one of the last black cabs to go, and the last of the black cab companies to exist.
But the black baby taxi is not the only one.
The black cab company has also found a way to survive in an age of the digital age.
The cab companies are also working to change the way we view the black community, and in doing so, they are also changing the way black people are treated.
They are, in a way, trying to bring the cab companies into the 21st century.
But are they doing the right thing?
NPR’s Jennifer Smith interviews Michael Luttrell, a Black Lives Matter activist and the founder of the Black Lives Matters group, Black Cabs for Justice, in Nashville, Tennessee.
This is FRESH AIR.
(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) MEGHAN SMITH, HOST: So you’re a member of the taxi company and you’re going through the transition to the black industry.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from being a member?
MICHAEL LUTTRELL: So, the first lesson that we’ve learned is that you’re not a black person.
You’re not going to be treated that way.
You know, there’s going to always be a difference between the way that you think and the way the police think.
MEGAHAN SMITHS: How are you able to make the transition when you have this culture of being told, like, Black lives matter and we need to pay attention to you?
MICKE LUTTRERLL: Well, I mean, you know, you don’t want to have this constant conversation with the police.
You want to be able to say, hey, I know how important black lives are, and then you have to be respectful.
MELISSA TARFELD: The first thing that we have to do is look at the whole person, you have a body.
MIGHAN: And the second thing that you have, and that’s the most important thing, is that your skin color.
MKE: You know that?
MEG: Yes, that’s a very important thing.
MICHELLE LUTTON: Yeah.
MUTTTRER: And it’s a part of the fabric of our identity.
You have a physical body, you need to know that, you are going to look like you belong.
And you need that.
MALESSA TALFELD, HOMELESS MAN: You see this and you want to go back to being a Black man, you’re like, OK, but it’s just a body, it’s not my body.
MATT BOUCHETT: So that’s when you say, what’s next?
And then, what happens?
MICHAN TARFERT: The second thing is you have no idea how to navigate the system, because you’re just a person with a body that you can’t control.
You can’t change anything about it.
MACK HARRIS: I’ve been called a cab driver and a cab owner and a Black woman.
And I have been called cab, cab owner, cab black, black cabbie, Black cab, Black man.
MALE WOMAN: What’s up, Mike?
MICHIS: The taxi industry is a business.
They have no control.
MATHIE HILLER: I think the cab company should just stop being the black taxi company.
MACHINE DRIVER: Well I don’t know what they do, what they can do.
I’ve never been on a taxi, and I’ve only been on the black cab.
MAMO BARROWS: It’s the Black man and the Black woman who are the ones who are doing the killing.
MIRAH DOUGHERTY: So we’re not here to go to court.
MICEH JONES: Well if it’s gonna happen, we’re gonna go to jail, so we’re ready.
MICK BOULET: So they don’t have to go into court.
They don’t need to worry about being put in jail, they don, you can go.
MOUSA WAGNER: You can go to the bank and pay, you pay, and get your money.
You don’t ever have to worry.
MARY BAKER: So now, we can see how this is gonna change, because now the black man is on the block.
And the white man is in the house, and you can look at him and say, look at me.
MERYL MARTIN: Well that’s what I was looking at when I first looked at the black, I was thinking of the cab driver, and now the cab owner.
MADELEINE MARTINS: You’ve had