2019-2020 Sacred Cypher Creative: Jasiri X

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2  |  6p – 8p |  Fight Fear Build Power: Labor Day Town Hall Atlanta University Center; Exact location will be emailed upon RSVP here.  Through a dynamic panel discussion on Labor Day, active community members will discuss how communities-under-attack can show up as authentic solidarity partners to each other, and[…]

Jasiri X is listening, and he doesn’t like what he hears

On a cold day in March after East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon RoseJr., Jasiri X, a slim, intense rapper and activist, was linked arm-in-arm with college and high school students who walked out of their classes and into the streets. That night,[…]

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[…]