Community Awareness Day 2014

At the close of 2012 and to date, Pittsburgh Homicide Records reveal a staggering number of some two hundred and forty-seven (247) murders within Allegheny County, with sixty (60) of these victims being between the ages of 11-20 years old.   In 2013, in response to the senseless violence, StopTheViolence-Pixburgh[…]

International Day of AL-QUDS (Protest & March for Palestine)

On International Day of Quds, people of conscience gather to express solidarity with all the oppressed human beings of the world and particularly the innocent civilians of Palestine who are victimized by the oppressive and racist zionist regime. We invite all peace loving people to voice their opposition to the[…]

Artivist Forum

Art has the power to help us re-imagine our communities. We believe in the power of bringing people together around our common hopes and dreams. In this spirit of building community, we present to you the South Los Angeles Artivist Forum on Tuesday July 22th at 5 pm. Join cultural[…]

A Year After Trayvon Martin, Who Is Leading the Race Conversation?

“Artists are in a unique position where we don’t have to be elected. We don’t have to say the politically correct things,” says Jasiri X, a hip-hop artist, activist and founder of 1Hood Media, which runs a Pittsburgh academy that encourages young black men to analyze and create images of[…]

Activists Continue Fight Year After Zimmerman Verdict

“Soon after the verdict, Jasiri X, a Pittsburgh rapper and activist, made a song expressing his frustration with the outcome. Years before, he founded One Hood Media, which runs workshops and classes on prejudices and media literacy for young black teens.”   Read article here.

Cultured Steel Hip Hop Festival

On July 31,and August 1, 2014, at The Alloy Studios and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty, the first annual “Cultured Steel” Hip Hop Festival, presented by the Pittsburgh Hip Hop Collective will take place. Cultured Steel will be headlined with performances by Talib Kweli and Rapsody, assisted by[…]