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Purple Roses by Jasiri X

Produced by RLGN, Purple Roses is the first track off Jasiri X’s new project, “A Tale of Three Rivers” about the city of Pittsburgh’s tumultuous 2018. Inspired by the life of Antwon Rose II, Purple Roses was engineered by Soy Sos at Tuff Sound Recordings credits released July 15, 2019[…]

Musical Performance and Artist Talk: Jasiri X

Activist and artist Jasiri X will be a featured anchor artist of the 2019 festival, sharing his music
as well as his views on hip-hop, race, privilege, and politics. Jasiri’s music, including the acclaimed album Black Liberation Theology (2015) is recognized as a soundtrack for today’s civil rights movement, and his[…]

Race + Justice + Jasiri X

On Friday, June 14, The Atlantic will host Race + Justice: Pittsburgh to discuss the area’s criminal justice system. Atlantic journalists Ron Brownstein and Adrienne Green will interview several key leaders, including:  Scott Schubert, chief of police for the city of Pittsburgh, who will explore the future of law enforcement Summer Lee, the state representative[…]

We Can Be Podcast: Season 2, Episode 5

The killing of her son Trayvon Martin sparked the Black Lives Matter Movement, and activist Jasiri X is ensuring more hear Sybrina Fulton’s story. Sybrina Fulton is the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin, and Jasiri X is the co-founder of the anti-violence artist collective 1Hood Media, but both are[…]

“Lives are on the line.” All-In anniversary event examines racial equity in Pittsburgh

“Today marks an important milestone on a long journey,” said Janera Solomon, executive director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, speaking at the venue on Thursday morning. Pittsburgh’s community and political leaders were gathered in East Liberty to celebrate the second anniversary of the All-In Pittsburgh Equitable Development Collaborative, a coalition of community[…]

Benefit Concert To Honor The Life Of Antwon Rose II

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Community activist groups have organized concert to honor the life of Antwon Rose II, the 17-year-old fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh Police Officer last June.  It will feature local rappers such as Benji and Live From The City. Tye Clarke with 1Hood Media tells[…]

Local hip-hop community remembers Antwon Rose II at Ace Hotel

The recent acquittal of former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld for the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose Jr. led to days of protests in neighborhoods throughout the city. Now, just weeks after the verdict, the local hip-hop community comes together to remember Rose with a show at Ace Hotel in East Liberty. On[…]