No piece of art is worth a human life.
i’ll always love you ‘cause we grew up together and you helped make me who i am. i just wanted you to know there will be a piece of you in me always, and i’m grateful for that. whatever someone you become, and wherever you are in the world, i’m sending you love. you’re my friend to the end.
— her (2013)
Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.
Everything you’ve ever dreaded was under your bed, but told yourself couldn’t be by the light of day. They’re all real. (Season 1)
Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.
We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.
No justice, no peace.
I’m late to-day,
you were late yesterday,
but he didn’t say,
I kept you waiting,”
(the rain beats in my eyes again)
I lifted my face,
to see no answer in his,
(love is a trap,
lifted a passionless wing;
nothing was ever so fair
as the wonder that clutched at me there,
under the rain;
my brain sang
a rhythm I never dreamt to sing,
“I will be gay and laugh and sing,
he is going away,”
I sang and sang under my breath,
“can death offer a sweeter thing?
I am free;
O pavements spread me your gold,
I am young,
I am young,
I am young
had made old.”