Steel this Mag – Get to Know Jasiri X

By: Edward Banchs Jasiri X entered the Oakland office of 1Hood Media with a phone attached to his ear, a few minutes behind our scheduled time. Not to be distracted, he politely smiled and introduced himself by way of a firm handshake, while still tending to his call. Though it[…]

Jasiri X Accepted Into Prestigious International Residency

Jasiri X is Italy Bound After Being Accepted into the Prestigious International Bellagio Residency Program Hip-hop artivist and 1Hood CEO, Jasiri X, has been accepted into the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program in Italy. Jasiri X will be participating the the Arts & Arts Literacy program which welcomes[…]

Weekend Pittsburgh protests focus on Antwon Rose Jr. and immigration reform

CP photo by Ryan Deto Activist Jasiri X (right) and others protested Sunday outside of East Liberty Presbyterian Church Typically marked by backyard picnics and fireworks, this past weekend before the Fourth of July instead continued Pittsburgh’s protesting trend. More than 100 protesters shut down an intersection in East Liberty[…]

Downtown March Addresses Social Change

Originally posted here. An event Sunday that was publicized as an immigration protest turned into an all-encompassing forum for social justice activism as roughly 200 demonstrators marched through Downtown. Participants addressed issues ranging from the shooting of Antwon Rose II to President Donald Trump’s immigration policy to a recent U.S.[…]

Why We Protest

Listen here. PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Protests are continuing a week after the death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose. To help understand more about the protests in Pittsburgh and why they are taking place, rapper and activist Jasiri X joined the KDKA Radio Morning News on Tuesday. Jasiri opened up[…]

Pittsburgh Rises Up In Protest Of Antwon Rose Police Killing

Pittsburgh Rises Up In Protest Of Antwon Rose Police Killing Listen to story: Download: mp3 (Duration: 18:09 — 16.6MB) FEATURING JASIRI X – A police officer in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last week fatally shot a 17-year old African American boy named Antwon Rose Jr. who was unarmed and apparently running away at[…]

Jasiri X to Appear at WE RISE in LA

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE! WE RISE is an expansive 10-day pop-up festival of art and community building, uniting our collective efforts to stand up and help create a city, state, nation and world that fosters empowerment of health and wellbeing as a civil right. Through powerful programming, live performances, immersive workshops, inspiring[…]