An old sketch of Black Rage, done in my living room. Strange, the course of things. Peace for MO.
B.o.B actually made a song called “New Black” in which he continues to say the things that let us already know he’s “New Black”.
selected pieces from Louder Than Words Series by Barbara Walker
"The artist began this series as a result of her son Solomon’s experiences with police: Between 2002 and 2006, aged between 17 and 21, the black artist Barbara Walker’s son Solomon was so often “stopped and searched” by the Birmingham police that it came to seem disproportionately significant and she began to record the situations in her artwork. At the end of each search, Solomon was presented with a yellow A5 copy of the official police form recording the questioning. The forms, combined with newspaper cuttings of seemingly racially motivated events, sketches of city sites and meticulously drawn portraits, now become the main background focus of Walker’s graphic “Louder Than Words” collages. It is this contrast, between officialdom’s authoritative and…dehumanising paperwork on the one hand, and a mother’s quite exquisitely sensitive recording of her son’s particular features on the other, that affords the series a rare poignancy.”
Barbara Walker - Brighter Future - Diptych, 2006, charcoal and conte on paper, 81 x 101cm
Barbara Walker - Series - … I can paint a picture with a pin - 2006, digital print media, 81 x 106 cm
Barbara Walker - Sol - 2007, charcoal on paper, 81 x 106cm
Barbara Walker - Time - 2009, mixed media on paper, 40 x 55cm
Barbara Walker - Untitled - 2006, digital mixed media print, 81 x 106cm
As a homeless trans teen, CeCe McDonald suffered a lifetime of hardships. But when she was charged with murder for simply defending herself, she became a folk hero.
Wesley Lowery recalling a scene in his mind when the police were yelling at photographers to back up because they didn’t want photographers documenting anything. This literally made me cry people in Ferguson are terrified for their lives. Scared of the people who are suppose to protect them.
Journalism matters far more here than law enforcement. It’s the only thing that’s kept the cops remotely in line. Emphasis on remotely.