Black Artists Making a Statement in the Movement


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Meet this week's guests: Ian Frank Photographer/disabled U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, served his country for 10 years and after being medically retired felt he was given a second chance at life and dedicates his time and gifts to causes that will make a difference in the world. Ian states "I have wasted a lot of time destroying things, now it is time to create. I've realized for years I carried a weapon that was designed to harm, now I carry a weapon that helps" Tyson Amir, author, musician, educator, community organizer, and freedom fighter born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the spirit of The Dragon, George Lester Jackson, he endeavors to utilize any and all resources at his disposal as weapons to bring about the eventual liberation of his people. Tyson has been engaged in movement work since the late 1990s. His movement work has influenced his artistic work. Black Boy Poems, his debut release as an author is an example of that, powerful, timely, and a revolutionary body of literature that seeks to inspire his people towards liberation. A.J. Ali & Errol Webber, Producers of “Walking While Black: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer,” a 2017 feature length documentary film offering solutions to bridge the gap existing between peace officers and the communities they serve."L.O.V.E.,” stands for Learn about the community, Open your heart to the people in it, Volunteer yourself to be part of the solution and Empower others to do the same.

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