Thursday, April 26, 2012

Safe and Sound again...

Peace all,

Yeah, it's been that type of I promised that there would not be a string of Youtube videos, but I found myself bombarded with a lot on my slate. No complaints, but I didn't expect some things to happen, for example the video of the Red Tails Tribute, featuring Staff Sgt. Homer Hogues. After a great showing and presentation of the artwork, the making of the video was not the least bit enjoyable, mainly due to the fact that 1) the equipment was dated and 2) I didn't have a clue what I was doing.  The audio was shotty to say the least, but I worked on it extensively, and with the help of new video editing software, I was able to come up with some type of video(YAAY!)  This helped tremendously because I had promised some people to have a video produced, and didn't want to let them down, nor myself.

So I'm still putting the finishing touches for Youtube, but in the meantime, I've been able to sell my work, and interest has grown tremendously. This picture below, which is a very popular piece entitled Safe and Sound, had won over many of my supporters, along with a few others. This one will go into print production in the coming weeks, God willing, and I want to really get started on my Grey Matters exhibit, especially after reading cases of Kenneth McDaniel in White Plains, NY, in addition to the Trayvon Martin issue. I won't even begin to go into details about that one, but I just don't feel too good at all about that case.

Before closing I would like to say I often wonder about this particular picture, because people really sense the security of the young child from laying on the lap of the elder guardian, and I started to going back to when I initially did the first piece in '08, right around the time of the presidential election. I felt a strong sense of uncertainty in the fact that an African American was becoming president of the United States, which appeared on the surface to me that something just wasn't right. Right after that we experienced Oscar Grant, and how the Justice system pretty much validated his murder by indicting the shooter of only involuntary manslaughter, as if I'm to believe that a man accidentally reached for his gun, accidentally put his finger in the trigger and accidentally shot an unarmed, handcuffed young man, who was laying flat on his stomach. Now Zimmerman faces second degree murder, as to say that because he didn't premeditate murder in the car, he can't be held guilty for premeditating murder at all, although he shot an unarmed man...

 The Trayvon Martin case, immigration issues, the rise of racism in parts of America coupled with this hush hush mentality when race is mentioned just doesn't settle in with me. Too much avoidance. I hope that this picture will cause our African American elders to understand the repercussions of having a black man become President of the United States, yet racial animosity is spreading...Did we sacrifice the future of our children for instant gratification now?

May God help us....Peace.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stand Your Ground Marissa Alexander: Alexander Case Shows Need to Reform 10-20-Life Law...

Peace all, I just wanted to inform you about a blog regarding Marissa Alexander and her story, as she faces up to 25 years for firing a gun into the air to thwart her abusive husband, who attacked her while she was pregnant, although he was under a restraining order. This case is very important because it shows the hypocrisy of the State of Florida in its handling of the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case, and the so called Stand Your Ground which looks like double standards by the day....Here's the link....Peace. 

Stand Your Ground Marissa Alexander: Alexander Case Shows Need to Reform 10-20-Life Law...: d to form 10-20-Life Law For Immediate Release Date:  April 24, 2012 Contact:  Monica Pratt Raffanel, WASHINGTO...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

One Be Lo - Axis

Peace all,

Looks like I'm making some serious headway with the video, since getting new video editing software. It began to take a lot out of me, and since I was trying to complete the video for other people, I put a lot of focus on it before other things, but now it seems as if things are coming along fine, I can focus on the other ventures, like tshirts, bags and the like...I'll hit you up with more info later, as for now, here's a ditty I found very interesting...Take care.

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Honey Drippers - Impeach The President

{eace all...

Things haven't been going smoothly since the March 17th event. Although I am told that my work has been getting nice comments from enthusiasts, things are not coming out so well on my video of the event, with the computer having to go through so much drama, the video editing software I have is not up to par, and I installed Nero 8 on my machine, and this sucker crashed. So I'm still working on the video 3 weeks later...aaarrrrrgh....Anyway enjoy this ditty....TTYL

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