Kai Davis of Philly Youth Poetry Movement!
It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes. Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music.
Tell @CIROC to #DropRickRoss or we are #Notbuyingit.
Let’s send the message to companies like Ciroc that public figures who promote RAPE CULTURE should lose their right to PROMOTE THEIR PRODUCT!
Solidarity for #EndSHweek in Philly last wkd!
Thanks to everyone who came out to support! Shout out to GALS, PYPM, HollaBack Philly, FAAN Mail & Philadelphia Futures!
This Saturday in Philly. Join us! #EndSHweek
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Stop Telling Women To Smile
April 12, 2013
552 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Stop Telling Women to Smile is an exhibition of new works by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. An extension of her street art project of the same name, the show will include oil paintings, as well as photographs, drawings and prints. STWTS addresses gender based street harassment. The work was created to be placed in the street - placing the presence of strong women in that environment to combat mistreatment. This show compiles that work and brings it inside to be viewed as a whole. The project has gained attention from The New York Times, HLN, Fast Co., NYU, and more. The work presented in the show includes portraits of women of color as advocates for better treatment of women, as friends, as simply human beings.The opening will will be held at Fresthetic in Williamsburg, BK, on April 12th, from 7-10pm. The show will feature music from Donwill and Von Pea, and the opportunity for women and men to be photographed with their own captions about street harassment.Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn based contemporary oil painter. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK, Tatyana moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts, where she graduated in 2007 with a BFA and a concentration in Illustration. She creates oil paintings on canvas, working with figures and portraits to create stunning paintings that capture socio-political ideas. She exhibits her work nationally while also completing illustration commissions for several musicians, films, and books.
Talk Back: K’NAAN & Self Censorship
Thanks KNAAN for watching and responding to our talk back!
Will you join us and hold the radio industry accountable for playing and promoting Rick “Rape” Ross?
Tell NYC’s Hot 105.1 to STOP playing the rape song and to cancel Ross’ performance next Friday in NYC. Enough is enough.
Can we talk about the rape-y lyrics and misogyny that’s RAMPANT in other artists/musical genres, as well? (that is…artists that are white?) Let’s not forget about other genres (like rock n roll) or white male musicians that perpetuate the same disgusting misogyny. (frank iero, gerard way…)
ex. we’re quick to talk about chris brown re: domestic violence, but nobody ever seems to mention sean penn or john lennon….
I don’t want to only focus on black men like Kanye West or Rick Ross about this kind of thing. and that seems to be a pattern when people (white feminists? I’m half-white, and I’ve been guilty of the same thing) focus on misogyny or rape in music lyrics or musicians.
some more thoughts: http://veritavenom.blogspot.com/2011/10/why-is-it-okay-to-call-out-african.html