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Handstyles 8- Stic Man by Rob Trujillo

From the song "Window to my Soul" . Photo from Huff Post
→ Solace - a coming of age feature film One of the first film makers I ever worked with Tchaiko Omowale is making her first feature film. Pass this to beacon’s of support yall. The more we tell our own story the better..
Cassidy and Tyler (from Bevel) came by and did a quick interview about “Furqan’s First Flat Top”. The company Bevel makes shaving products specifically for men of color and has spearheaded a blog to focus on creatives, barbershops, black hair, and style. Go check it out at
I’m working on the book yall!
Soul Portrait 2- Anita Baker by Robert Trujillo
Welcome to a new series of portraits based on soul musicians. I’ll be experimenting with different styles as usual and putting up some classic and questionable soul artists.  This one was done with ink, markers, on ink jet paper. I t wrinkled, but it was still fun to do.

Anita Baker: I grew up listening to Ms. Baker and always loved her voice. I play the classics like Rapture, Good love, and Angel . Long live that deep voice of Anita! Some folks that have sampled her sound that I love are Thee Satisfaction, Ras Kass, and Abstract Tribe Unique.

As of 4:45 tonight the Zim Cargo ship passed under the Golden Gate Bridge on its way back out to sea after being blocaded at the #PortOfOakland Its now heading to Los Angeles. Today is historic! The Israeli company lost thousands of dollars while it sat in the water for 4 days! Lets keep up the pressure. #BOYCOTTDIVESTANDSANCTION #endtheoccupation #freepalestine  #bds Repost from @nancypili
Inspiration 19- Rob Trujillo

From Left to right: Giant Robot logo from “SuperAwesome show in Oakland, Paul Lasaine painting/setting, Ebony Jr magazine! Did you know this used to exist? I didnt., Black Panther Party-what they did rings so true right now. Solidarity between folks in Detroit to Palestine dealing with oppressive forces of US Govt/ corps. The internet’s own boy-dope doc about Aaron Schwartz, Art installation of Henrique Oliveira, AWAY by Kenneth Whalum feat Big Krit! Eddie Moore & the Outer Circle-Passing By, Hood of a lowrider at the Art Meza “Lowriting” exhibit/ on Mission SF, Andrew Ashong-musician, Movement to Boycott Israel’s occupation/Apartheid of Palestine! Youth reacting, taking action, and becoming politicized in Ferguson-RIP Mike Brown, UMA, a book illustrated by Francois Roca, Set design of The Boxtrolls by LAIKA, and “Never left” by Illa J and Potato head People.
→ NDLON Calls for Participation in Mike Brown Protests THIS is powerful, Black and Brown power could shut that #$%^& down in #Ferguson , shit Black and Brown folks could work together to rebuild the town as they see fit….
"   you cannot use someone else’s fire. you can only use your own. and in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe that you have it.   "
-Audre Lorde (via larmoyante)