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.
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
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
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!