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

JASIRI X

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 African-Americans in media. “We can take risks, we can do a different thing that can begin the discussion.”

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