janelle monae’s wondaland crew kicked off their eephus tour in philly by joining a black lives matter protest. hell you talm bout was released the next day as a tribute and rally cry for the movement. it gave me chills to hear the names of so many black lives lost by state-sanctioned violence.
to my revolutionaries, activists, advocates and allies —
as imperfect beings, we must come to terms that a perfect world will never be created. i say that not to make good the enemy of perfect, but to remind us of our constant need for criticism and self-criticism. we must do the work to question norms not just outside radical spaces, but also condemn the insidious hierarchies that occur within the movement. (more…)
last week, a group of activists brought black spring to the windows of forever 21.
the demonstration was sponsored by never 21, an organization created to raise awareness around the young black lives ended by those charged to protect and serve. in the video, the protesters surprisingly, drape “black lives matter” tshirts on mannequins and hang a banner without security and employees noticing. kudos to the young activists committed to bringing the conversations around black spring to the masses.