2012 - Honor Alan Blueford
17 imagesOn 18 December 2012, a standing room only and a packed house greeted Professor Crystallee Crain in her remarks opening the event hosted by the Laney College Black Student Union in conjunction with the Justice 4 Alan Blueford (JAB) Coalition in honoring Alan Dwayne Blueford. Alan Blueford, who would have turned 19 years old on the night of the event, was murdered by the OPD in May of this year, 2012. Grassroots organizers and community members From across the U.S. came to honor the life of Allan Dwayne Blueford and to build a strong movement against police brutality.
14 images"The creation of revolutionary art is not a tragedy, but an honor and duty that will never be refused... ...The Revolutionary Artist hears the people's screams when they are being attacked by the pigs. They share their curses when they feel like killing the pigs, but are unequipped. (The Revolutionary Artist) watches and hears the sounds of footsteps of Black People trampling the ghetto streets and translates them into pictures of slow revolts against the slave masters, stomping them in their brains with bullets, that we can have power and freedom to determine the destiny of our community and help to build "our world." Revolutionary Art is a returning from the blind, whereas we no longer let the oppressor lead us around like watchdogs." ---Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture, BPP, 1968