Interview With Jasiri X Of 1Hood Media

Lynne Hayes Freeland spoke with a local Black Lives Matter activist, Jasiri X, about the ongoing protests and what demonstrators are asking of Mayor Bill Peduto. Original Interview here: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/video/program/754/4677293-interview-with-jasiri-x-of-1hood-media-part-1/

Pittsburgh Voices Featured on CNN Series

The most recent episode, titled “Where Do We Even Start with White Supremacy?” aired Sunday night. Much of it was filmed in the Pittsburgh area. Local figures interviewed included state Rep. Summer Lee, D-Swissvale, 1Hood Media founder and CEO Jasiri X, author and blogger Damon Young, and Wasi Mohamed, the former[…]

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Teenagers lead peaceful sit-in at Bakery Square in Pittsburgh’s East End

By Hannah Lynn, For Pittsburgh City PaperJune 06, 2020 Saturday marked the eighth consecutive day of action in Pittsburgh in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the killing of Breonna Taylor by Louisville police, and other incidents of police brutality across the country. The protest, a sit-in[…]

Black History Month Programming Looks at the Past and Future

Friday, Feb. 28 Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom and Seventh Floor Auditorium Another reception takes place in the Ballroom at 4:30 for those who have registered. The artists’ whose work has been on display all week will be in attendance. Then attendees move up to the auditorium for a performance showcase.[…]

Tour Stories: Pittsburgh musicians share wild tales of the road

Jasiri X, rapper/activist: “I did four dates on the Schools Not Prisons tour, which was sponsored by the California Endowment, and the first date was at the University of California, San Bernardino. This tour was dope for me because the first thing we did was sit down and talk to the[…]

On fifth anniversary of his killing, Tamir Rice remembered

Hundreds gathered here on Nov. 20 to remember Tamir Rice.  Cleveland cops had brutally shot and killed the 12-year-old boy on Nov. 22 five years ago. It happened just seconds after officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback pulled up to see the youngster playing with a BB gun. When Tamir’s[…]