22.10.14

Inktober 12- Anabel Hernandez

Anabel Hernandez is fierce, brave, and a symbol for what journalism should be-truth seeking. But why is this Mexican Journalist receiving death threats from Narco traffickers, Police, and Federal agencies? Hear her explain why in Spanish and English.

20.10.14

Inktober 11- Ramona Africa

Ramona Africa said once 
"Well what happened is, because Move tells the truth and speaks out about the injustices and racism in this system and could not be stopped, could not be bought off, could not be beat into submission the government just basically decided that they needed to exterminate Move. And they used the excuse of an eviction that Move would not leave our home under an eviction as an excuse to come out, and not arrest but kill Move people".

Why is it that Ramona is one of the only surviving members of the move family in Philadelphia? And why were they persecuted by the Philadelphia police department in the first place?

18.10.14

Jazz and Draw Feature

Some of my Jazz Portraits are featured on this site along side other great artists such as Lance Jackson, Nidhi Chanani, and many others. The pieces featured are of Oliver Nelson, Bobbi Humphrey, Donald Byrd, and Pharoah Sanders. Check out the site here:


17.10.14

Inktober 10- Ken Saro Wiwa

Nigerian activist Ken Saro Wiwa once said 
"To take away the resources of the people, and refuse to give them anything in return is to subject them to slavery. To take away the land from a people who depend solely on land for their survival and refuse to pay them compensation is to subject them to genocide." when referring to the multinational corporation Shell, Chevron,  and the Nigerian government

14.10.14

Inktober 8- Grace Lee Boggs


Grace Lee Boggs once said in an interview:
"Do something local, do something real however small and don't diss the political things, but understand their limitations. I mean, politics.... There was a time when we believed that if we just achieved political power we would solve all our problems. And I think what we've learned through the experience of the Russian revolution and all these revolutions is that those who try to get power in the state become part of the state. They become locked into the practices. And we have to begin creating new practices."

"I don't see any leaders and i think we need to rethink the concept of leaders. Because leader implies follower. I think we need to appropriate and embrace the idea that we are the leaders we've bee looking for."

check this

10.10.14

Inktober 6-Fannie Lou Hamer

Listen to what Ms Fannie Lou Hamer had to say here

Rad Dad Day 10

Here is an article/interview about the Rad Dad Magazine founder Tomas Moniz explaining how Rad Dad came to be.

Its Rad Dad Day 10, if you have the time or capacity please pass along the campaign link to friends, family, and definitely other parents.



9.10.14

Inktober 5-Huey Newton

Huey Newton (Co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense) once said:
“When we started patrolling the police many community people could not believe at first that we had only their interest at heart. Nobody had ever given them any support or assistance when the police harassed them, but here we were, proud Black men, armed with guns and a knowledge of the law. Many citizens came right out of jail and into the party, and the statistics of murder and brutality by policemen in our communities fell sharply.”   

“[When we started patrolling the police] many community people could not believe at first that we had only their interest at heart. Nobody had ever given them any support or assistance when the police harassed them, but here we were, proud Black men, armed with guns and a knowledge of the law. Many citizens came right out of jail and into the party, and the statistics of murder and brutality by policemen in our communities fell sharply.
“[When we started patrolling the police] many community people could not believe at first that we had only their interest at heart. Nobody had ever given them any support or assistance when the police harassed them, but here we were, proud Black men, armed with guns and a knowledge of the law. Many citizens came right out of jail and into the party, and the statistics of murder and brutality by policemen in our communities fell sharply