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Jasiri X Says Blacks Must Expect More From Hip Hop Artists

WASHINGTON (NNPA) –In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the Black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, Black males. Nearly[…]

Ferguson: The Issues Behind the Uprising

The Laura Flanders show streams from www.GRITtv.org. Systemic issues like housing segregation, an absence of good jobs, and poor access to resources like education and food continue to play a central role in reproducing poverty and violence in Black communities like Ferguson. Local activists Jeanina Jenkins, Tef Poe, and Dr.[…]

Pump It Up – New Jasiri X Video

Produced by RLGN, “Pump it Up” appears on Jasiri X’s album “Ascension” available now at iTunes and Amazon iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ascension/id617177484 Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Ascension-Jasiri-X/dp/B00BRLGFIM

Beyond Ferguson: Time for Young Black Leaders

“If we are continually shot down and no one is to blame, then what do you think is going to happen if this happens over and over and over again?” asked Jasiri X. “Ferguson is simmering right now, but so is New York City, so is Chicago, and so is[…]

#JusticeForLeon

My brother, Leon Ford’s trial began today. He still needs our support and voices!  This brother is a strong example of leadership and he is an inspiration.  To find out more about his ordeal please visit justiceforleon.com.  Please continue to watch and share the information surrounding his case.  The court[…]

On the Ground In Ferguson with Jasiri X

Activist and artist, Jasiri X was a part of a special envoy sent to Ferguson.  The Pittsburgh Courier follows Jasiri’s tweets and Facebook post while on the ground. Please read more here.  

Town Hall: Ferguson and Beyond Police Killings of Black Men

Join us for a special A.C.T.O.R. presentation: “Ferguson and Beyond – The Way Forward” A Town Hall Meeting on Police Killings of Black Men Panelists & Speakers: Danny Glover, Actor/Activist (via Skype) Barbara Arnwine, President, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Hilary Shelton, Director, Washington Office of the NAACP Nkechi Taifa,[…]