JASIRI X

micdotcom:

Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices

Pittsburgh, the 1st annual Cultured Steel Hip-Hop Festival begins this week!

Pittsburgh, the 1st annual Cultured Steel Hip-Hop Festival begins this week!

Pittsburgh, y’all ready for Rapsody? Launch date 8/1/14 #culturedsteel

Pittsburgh, y’all ready for Rapsody? Launch date 8/1/14 #culturedsteel

ohsonewsy:

One year and one day ago, my heart was crushed by a few words: We find the defendant, George Zimmerman, innocent …

And from that day, nothing has inspired me more to advocate for my people.

I’m happy that my friend introduced me to the work of Jasiri X and I’m more than honored to pass on his message to you.

Imagine if Trayvon Killed George Zimmerman:  http://bit.ly/1nmuTXf

See Stand Your Ground only works if you’re a citizen/And that right isn’t his/Only whites benefit.

George Zimmerman IS a Creepy Ass Cracker: http://bit.ly/U98Gp1

And Zimmerman IS a creepy ass cracker/A racist, child-murdering liar and bad actor

Trayvon: http://bit.ly/1mA4lXf

911, What’s your emergency?/A black man’s walking through my hood purposely/Stay calm, it’s just little Trayvon/But he wanna be the hero, so he put his cape on

America #NeverLovedUS…Remember 

Pittsburgh! Tomorrow, we’re celebrating Spoken Word & the life of Maya Angelou!

Pittsburgh! Tomorrow, we’re celebrating Spoken Word & the life of Maya Angelou!

cognitivedissonance:

sallykohn:

I’m giving away tickets to join me, Laverne Cox, @lizzwinstead & @jasiri_x at Opportunity Agenda Creative Change awards - Tues May 20 at 6pm in NYC. To enter, post a picture with your definition of opportunity and hashtag it #OpportunityIs

Oh my jeebus.

cognitivedissonance:

sallykohn:

I’m giving away tickets to join me, Laverne Cox, @lizzwinstead & @jasiri_x at Opportunity Agenda Creative Change awards - Tues May 20 at 6pm in NYC. To enter, post a picture with your definition of opportunity and hashtag it #OpportunityIs

Oh my jeebus.

Legendary Lyricist Pharoahe Monch is coming to Alloy Studios this Friday to talk about his new album PTSD and his incredible career, plus DJ Selecta is spinning and Idasa Tariq is performing. Tickets are only $5. This is the 4th event presented by the Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Collective and we hope to see you there!

Legendary Lyricist Pharoahe Monch is coming to Alloy Studios this Friday to talk about his new album PTSD and his incredible career, plus DJ Selecta is spinning and Idasa Tariq is performing. Tickets are only $5. This is the 4th event presented by the Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Collective and we hope to see you there!