This series, called “Policed: Vigils of the Black Chameleon and A Juncture of Barbarism”
talks about how respectability politics has been used as a blind against confronting the true causes of police brutality. The centerpiece, “respectability politics won’t save you”, has a dual meaning:
For the black community, we can’t abandon those among us that don’t subscribe to a certain standard, whether it be economic class, education, sexuality, religion, or whether we live in the hood or the suburbs, we have to be there for one another. For those outside the black community, that they have to confront why blackness is so threatening, and to start having those conversations amongst themselves on how to start accepting blackness as no different in value from themselves.
The candles represent the continuous cycle of one black person murdered right after the other, which with connection to the small hidden cotton buds amongst the funeral flowers, represents how over hundreds of years, our pain is not fully alleviated. Thanks to @fearlessmae1023 for the video!!!
So heartbroken over @staceyabrams’s loss in the GA governor’s race but really it’s Georgia’s loss and all of our loss // Listen to/watch her amazing speech where she acknowledges her loss but rightfully does not concede that this process was fair and just // Thank you @staceyabrams for an inspiring campaign and for many years of advocating for voters’ rights // Can’t wait to see what this incredible woman does next!
An Interview of Leila Khaled to Dimitris Konstantakopoulos 6-09-2016 “LK: The struggles of the peoples are not measured in terms of a handful of years. They are cumulative and this aggregation leads, as Marxists say, to qualitative change. The Arab movement needs more than one generation. We succeeded in assimilating a culture of resistance, the conviction that we cannot continue living as we live now, under occupation, that we cannot permit the continuation of this occupation. It is for this reason that we are obliged to continue, with all the trials and tribulations, all the pain, all the sacrifices. And despite all this we remain devoted to the dreams of our people, to the goal of restoration and return to our homeland, liberated from the Zionists.” #LeilaKhaled #pflp ... "D.K. :In the course of the past decades we have seen, within the Palestinian movement, but also more generally in the Arab world, a turn from the predominance of nationalism to the predominance of Islamism. Probably this was something preferred by Israel, so as to secure the support of the West, something that was harder to achieve for as long as it was confronted by national liberation movements and secular regimes. How do you interpret this turn
L.K. :Our region in any case has the culture of Islam, and I don’t mean just the religious phenomenon but the culture in a broader sense, for the last 1,400 years. Even the Christians of the region have been imbued with that culture. Dr. Habash, the founder and historical leader of the PFLP, was born a Christian but he too believed that the Christians as well have the culture of Islam because that, for 1,400 years, has been the culture of all of Arabia. In Palestine there were Islamist movements but they dissolved when we were faced by the Zionist invasion and everyone united to confront it.”~ Crop from “The PDLP,” 48”x36”,Acrylic on Canvas,2018 🇵🇸 #greatreturnmarch #freepalestine #freegaza #endtheoccupation #bds #boycottisrael #boycottsaudiarabia #boycott #amerikkka #teardownthewall #politicalart #lowbrowart #visionaryart #activism #human #justice #warrior #humanrights #openyourmind #heart ~ #slaygenocide
Dibujo de un rato libre hoy... Tengo una impotencia que no les puedo ni explicar. Ver la propaganda de "combatiendo al narcotráfico" entrando a villas que nadie se animó a entrar hasta ahora!! Policia facha que hay en este país! Sea quien sea, y venga de la clase social que venga,SER POLICIA ES SER VIOLENTO, INTOLERANTE Y ABUSADOR. ES TRAICIÓNAR A TU PUEBLO, ES VIOLAR LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS Y OBLIGA A LAS PERSONAS SEGUIR SIENDO NARCOTRÁFICANTES! NO LOS CUIDAS! LES DAS MIEDO , ASCO Y DESPRECIO!!! GRACIAS A GENTE COMO ESA LA VIVIMOS COMO GANADO EN EL MATADERO
#arte #artepolitico #resistencia #antisistema #politicalart #dibujo #drawing
Yesterday was a success! #Policed: Vigils of the Black Chameleon and a Junture of Barbarism has its first unveiling! Thanks to @1hoodmedia for creating such a fantastic space and supporting me through my first series with the collective!!!
Rare psychedelic campaign poster circa 1972 for Romeo LeBlanc. He won a House seat for Canada’s Liberal Party and went on to become the country’s Governor General. Poster is made of plastic and printed in neon pink and purple 😍 RubyLane.com/shop/Province
Powerful Art. Powerful Messages. Granted this was pro war but the message united we win is especially meaningful today. With so much divide this is a message we need to adhere too. #unitedwestand #politicalart #normanrockwell
So honored to be featured in the Chicago Tribune today! 🤗📰👍🏼Check out this article about my campaign poster for Lauren Underwood. A huge thank you reporter Patrick M O’Connell. Check link in Bio.
#chicagotribune #politicalposter #politicalart #editorialillustration