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

JASIRI X

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, he opened the offices of his organization 1Hood to anyone prepared to spit a verse in response. About 30 young people crowded into the makeshift studio, filling it with music well into the night. “For me, it’s therapeutic,” Jasiri X said. “Writing about these incidents has been a way to channel some of that anger into something positive.” Click here to read more about Jasiri’s work — and how it influences policy discussions and entire communities.”

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