Some of my protest photos are featured in the Culture 2020 edition of the The Quintessential Gentleman. You can view the digital copy here.
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NYC
“I am here tonight to say to you, ‘do not be discouraged, do not feel hopeless’ because you cannot build a house in a day. And you certainly cannot rebuild a country in a month or two. But we will rebuild this country, block by block. And right now, what we’re doing is digging the foundation. We are digging the foundation of this new America that we will construct. A lot of people get really scared when they hear us say things like ‘defund and abolish the police.’ But what they don’t understand is that perhaps for them, police in America gives a sense of safety. What they see, if you are a part of the privilege, that when you see the presence of police officers it makes you feel safe and secure, but when black men, when black women, when black children, when black queers, when black trans folk see police, what we see, what we feel, is we feel as though death is on the horizon.” - @jamaicanwriterchick
“This country runs on the backs of minorities and it most certainly works because black women show up, brown women show up for all of you. When do you show up for us?” - @mhsexpert
“This is Our country. These are Our streets.” Proclaimed @theluxof. “It is up to Us to change the country. It is up to Us to change the norm.”
Justice Ride X. This marks the tenth consecutive week of Justice Rides by @streetridersnyc
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“As Muslims we pray five times a day. One early in the morning, one in the afternoon, one in the middle of the afternoon, and the fourth one is at sunset which is around this time, and the last one is towards the ending of the night. So we just prayed the fourth prayer, it’s called Maghrib, it’s three prayers where we recite Qur'an out loud.” Said Alhassan, “Honestly, it felt good and it felt peaceful. It’s very reassuring for us as Muslims to know that our allies also stand with us and hopefully it will also represent the message that Muslims also stand with Black Lives Matter. We also are in this fight together as well.”
The 2nd Community Concert was magical. ✨ Music, poetry, dance, and good vibes all around. I’m honored to have had my photography in the mix and on display. 🙏🏾@jodi__powell did an incredible job producing this event. 💛 To stay in the loop for the next one join the email list at firstname.lastname@example.org
My incredible friend Jodi is putting together a community concert. There will be musicians, poets and other artists. I'll be there displaying some of my photographs. Come by! All are welcome. :)