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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)


Black History Month Magazines: The Black Panther

Not really a magazine, it was a weekly newspaper published by the Black Panther Party from 1967-80. Art directed by Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, The Black Panther covers were a combination of Douglas’s own powerful illustration, collage, high-contrast photographs, and poster-like graphics.

Many of these covers are courtesy of Babylon Falling and Emory Douglas Art, both great resources for The Black Panter covers, inside pages, posters, and graphics.


Asian American Political Alliance showing support for the Black Panthers, Alameda County Courthouse Oakland, CA

Taken from “Black Panthers: 1968” by Howard L. Bingham

Character 82- Gomez Addams by Robert Trujillo

Another young life taken too soon. Rest in Power Mike Brown. FTP.