Calling Out The Media’s Portrayal of Black Victims

Featured artwork by: https://www.instagram.com/lady_luuz/?hl=en There is a history of the media distorting the truth with the portrayal of Black victims  when the killer is White. Recently with the killing of Nia Wilson at MacArthur Bart,KTVU found a picture of her holding a gun, … Continue reading Calling Out The Media’s Portrayal of Black Victims

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Nia Wilson Vigil Unifies Oakland Activists to Confront White Supremacy and Media Perceptions

It has been over one week since the death of Nia Wilson, an 18-year-old young woman from Oakland who was going home on Bart and was stabbed “prison-style” while trying to transfer trains with her sister. There was a lot … Continue reading Nia Wilson Vigil Unifies Oakland Activists to Confront White Supremacy and Media Perceptions

BBQing While Black Part 2 Brought the Vibe and the Politics

Early May, our world was shifted into a new outer-sphere as a video I shot featuring my husband and his friend dubbed BBQ Becky went super viral. Like, The Views Whoopi Goldberg commenting on video while laughing at the memes that exploded all over social media, viral.
This newest video of BBQing While Black Part 2 does not have a lot of barbecuing in it.
What was different about this event were the many subtle political statements. There was an art exhibit group called Alena Museum that put up an entire art exhibit to bring awareness of the eviction they are facing in West Oakland. They wanted to make a statement about gentrification pushing out artists. Continue reading BBQing While Black Part 2 Brought the Vibe and the Politics