Saturday, October 8, 2016

1000 Black Girl Books

new mural completed at PS 92 on 134th street in Harlem, NYC
Portrait of Marley Diaz, 11 year old literary activist from New Jersey and creator of #1000BlackGirlBooks
painted for the Education is Not a Crime Campaign
photo credit @fredrocka

photo credit: @fredrocka

photo credit: Lmnopi

photo credit: George Brock
photo credit: Andrew Laubrie

photo credit: George Brock

photo credit: George Brock

photo credit: Andrew Laubrie

photo credit: Lmnopi

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Water Defenders

Protect the Water, kill the black snakes
Standing Rock North Dakota

Portrait of Tara Zhaabowekwe Houska
National Campaign Director of Honor the Earth
superimposed upon a topographical map of the conflux  of the cannonball and missouri rivers where the Water Protector's camps are located. please donate to their legal fund here: and their winterization fund here:
this painting is 9ft x 5ft

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Standing Rock

water is life.
mni wiconi
Lakota woman: said to be the grand daughter of chief Gall Lakota Phizi who lived at the Standing Rock Reservation when it was first created around in the 1880's. Much is known about Chief Gall, however I can't even find her name. Seems a symptom of white culture to record the names of the men & usually only record the women as "wife of" or "daughter" etc. this painting is dedicated to the fight against the dakota access pipeline. the trespassers are the oil companies and their police force that are attempting to frame the people who've lived on the land for 12k years as trespassers. They are water protectors; they are land stewards. The local police are justifying their attempt to stifle these protector's first amendment rights by lying & making claims that there has been violence in the camp; guns and pipe bombs. The only pipes they have is their prayer pipe the #chunupa and they have not guns but banners and pots and pans to cook and feed one another. The oil company did not get their approval to lay a pipeline under the Missouri River and across their burial grounds where the bones on their ancestors lay. The oil company is in unceded land. They are breaking treaties. 60 different tribal nations from across turtle island have come together to fight and win this battle against the #blacksnake and against the corporate state. Non native allies; descendants of Europeans,#blacklivesmatter and other concerned environmentalists are all pledging resistance and camping at the#sacredstonespiritcamp. More are needed and welcome. The Standing Rock Sioux have filed a lawsuit in Federal court against the Dakota Access oil company. The judge heard the case and will make a decision on September 6th. In the meantime, people are coming together to pray and break bread at the camp. Many are vowing to stay until the pipeline is killed. All pipelines leak. It's not a matter of maybe. When this proposed pipeline leaks, the oil contamination will reach the Standing Rock water supply in five minutes. This historical moment is hugely under reported in the main stream press. #NoDAPL #Dakota #Lakota#Nakota #Hunkpapa#standingrocksioux #waterislife#mniwiconi #Lmnopi #unity
hand included for scale

please send support to our relatives on the front lines.
if you can travel there please go
to change everything we need everyone

Friday, August 26, 2016

favela boy

Rio's favelas were cleared out to make way for the Olympics. wonder where this boy is living now

Friday, August 19, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores

Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores
March 4th,1971- March 3rd, 2016
"In our worldviews, we are beings who come from the Earth, from the water and from corn. The Lenca people are ancestral guardians of the rivers, in turn protected by the spirits of young girls, who teach us that giving our lives in various ways for the protection of the rivers is giving our lives for the well-being of humanity and of this planet. COPINH, walking alongside people struggling for their emancipation, validates this commitment to continue protecting our waters, the rivers, our shared resources and nature in general, as well as our rights as a people. Let us wake up! Let us wake up, humankind! We’re out of time. We must shake our conscience free of the rapacious capitalism, racism and patriarchy that will only assure our own self-destruction. The Gualcarque River has called upon us, as have other gravely threatened rivers. We must answer their call. Our Mother Earth, militarized, fenced-in, poisoned, a place where basic rights are systematically violated, demands that we take action. Let us build societies that are able to coexist in a dignified way, in a way that protects life. Let us come together and remain hopeful as we defend and care for the blood of this Earth and of its spirits."