The summer and fall of 1919 that resulted in riots between blacks and whites across the U.S.! Which was marked by hundreds of deaths/casualties that occurred in more than 3 dozen cities and one rural county! The Massacre of 1919!

Hayti District of Durham North Carolina was one of the first all black self sufficient towns with over 200 businesses! Only to face the so called urban renewal project that brought it down by putting a highway right through the town!

Established in 1887. An all black town started by 2 former slaves -Isaiah T. Montgomery and Benjamin Green, who are cousins that envisioned having an all black town. Buying the land for 7$ per acre for the 840 acre grounds growing into the largest all black town in the nation! 40 businesses, 6 churches, 3 schools, a bank, hospital, and more....!

Why can't we smile! When someone steals your smile, you give them power! Our ancestors, revolutionaries and freedom fighters encountered some of the most unspeakable events known to man and lived through some of the most trying times but still managed to never lose their smile!

Never judge a book by its cover, because you never know what someone is going through or what chapter they are on in life! Read between the lines never let anybody suffer in silence!

Looking for PEACE of mind without losing a PIECE of mind in this crazy world!

the ART of WAR is a painting that negatively highlights the black culture as a whole! It's time we paint our own picture again so that we can paint our true history and make sure the painter painting is of the culture!

The school system on miseducation, racial disproportionality, the school to prison pipeline, and so forth that the black and brown face everyday!

We all know it's multiple factors that play into inner city violence i.e. lack of opportunities, jobs, miseducation and so forth, but nevertheless it's an ongoing problem!

As a people we have to ask WHY way too many times!

Spoken word on Jesse Washington, a 17 year old from Waco Texas that was unjustly lynched in 1916!

We always compare what we have and don't have, and forget to simply just appreciate!

As a people, we've been a part of multiple games that we never wanted to play in the first place!

For black boys and girls opportunities usually come in 1's!!

Device or deVICE! Are cell phones a vice or a digital prison! Has it changed our physical communication or human nature?

Are we programmed? What do you beLIEve!

The apple doesn't fall too far from tree, but in this case it does! From all the strange fruit hanging from the popular tree!!!

The MEDIA can/will BRAINWASH YOU if let them!

What happened to the word PEACE!

A video on gentrification over a spoken word piece about homelessness and poverty with info on how and why some things are the way they in the black communities!

The weight of the world and the balance of positivity. We all battle with ourselves thinking it's the end of the world when we have problems. However, we should always try to see the positive in everything and find that little light when we are surrounded by darkness! When positivity speaks within, listen up!

Project Housing is not talking about inner city high and low rises or low income, it's talking about the project to house inmates with bail, no release date, and institutionalized syndrome!

Not much has changed from past to present with police brutality within the black community! The only thing that changed is the vast improvement with technology that has allowed people to capture these injustices on camera for the world to see! One of the many visuals to come from the spoken word project "The CONversation Break the Chains"

Failure is not a option, and it should never be. No matter how hard a task is or how rough life can be never give up. Your life is worth living and your dreams are worth achieving, and nothing should be taken for granted because it can also be taken from you.

Failure is not a option, and it should never be. No matter how hard a task is or how rough life can be never give up. Your life is worth living and your dreams are worth achieving, and nothing should be taken for granted because it can also be taken from you.

Dreams are something we visualize but action is what makes us realize its possible to achieve, and the fear sets in when we are scared to act even when its something sought after.

How bad do you want to be successful in what it is that you want to do in life. How much work are you willing to do, and how much pain are you willing to endure... Do you want success as much as you want to breathe, but there's a catch. What if you only had seven days to become what it is that your trying to become and if not you die meaning your dreams die and so does a part of you!!

On November 11th, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA Leon Ford was pulled over for a traffic stop. He gave his license and all the proper paperwork and the police still assumed he was someone by the name of Lamont Ford. They ran Leon against a criminal database by his first initial and last name L. Ford, and from that transpired a tragic event that would change his life, but not his mind or heart. Leon Ford is a great person, friend, and brother and his impact will be felt!

On November 11th, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA Leon Ford was pulled over for a traffic stop. He gave his license and all the proper paperwork and the police still assumed he was someone by the name of Lamont Ford. They ran Leon against a criminal database by his first initial and last name L. Ford, and from that transpired a tragic event that would change his life, but not his mind or heart. Leon Ford is a great person, friend, and brother and his impact will be felt!

On November 11th, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA Leon Ford was pulled over for a traffic stop. He gave his license and all the proper paperwork and the police still assumed he was someone by the name of Lamont Ford. They ran Leon against a criminal database by his first initial and last name L. Ford, and from that transpired a tragic event that would change his life, but not his mind or heart. Leon Ford is a great person, friend, and brother and his impact will be felt!

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