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Jasiri X takes San Diego!

Jasiri X will be a featured guest at Grossmont College and San Diego City College. At Grossmont College, the Black History Committee is hosting an event based off of “new media essentials for marginalized communities.’ Jasiri X will be presenting at this event. At San Diego City College, the Umoja[…]

CORO Pittsburgh Gala

The 20th anniversary of Coro Pittsburgh took place on February 2nd, 2019. This is an establishment that partners with different organizations throughout the city of Pittsburgh. During this ceremony, Coro’s Martin Luther King Jr. Awards are presented.  This year, Jasiri X took home the “Individual Leadership Award” and 1Hood Media[…]

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[…]