Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles 

July 11, 2016

What was supposed to be a gathering of about 200 people at a Black Lives Matter L.A. event at Chuco’s Justice Center turned into a 2,000 plus rally at Inglewood’s Centinela Park. 

We gathered here before we took the streets and March the streets of Inglewood. It was a very peaceful march with over 2,000 people. 

Resurrected–Poem in Honor of The Homeless

June 5, 2016

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The Homeless People
are not being respected
they are continually
being neglected
their police brutality
is not being documented
their civil rights
are always being violated
city officials have there
incarceration all premeditated.

In them,
I see my Creator
being resurrected
and being disguised
to walk with the
most marginalized
and it’s up to us
to realized
it’s hidden message
cuz it won’t be televised

Stevie Wonder Performs Purple Rain

May 7, 2016

Yesterday, Los Angeles paid tribute to Prince. The show ended with Stevie Wonder perfoming Purple Rain.

10th Anniversary Commemoration March of ‘La Gran Marcha’

March 21, 2016

Please join us as we commemorate the 10th anniversary of La Gran Marcha, where on March 25, 2006, a million people march thru the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to protest the racist HR4437 Sensenbrenner Bill.

10 years later we have a presidential candidate in Donald Trump running a racist, xenophobic and divisive campaign.

On Saturday, March 26 come out as we march through the streets of Downtown L.A. by marching for immigrant rights, human rights, and social justice, and against Trumps’ racist and xenophobic agenda.

Come and bring your signs and banners as we will gather at 11am on the corner of Olympic and Broadway in Downtown L.A.

Favor de acompañarnos para commemorar el Decimo Aniversario de La Gran Marcha, del 25 de Marzo, 2006, cuando un millon de personas marcharon por las calles del Centro de Los Angeles para protestar la racista legislacion HR4437 (Sensenbrenner Bill).

10 años despues tenemos a un candidato a la presidencia estadounidense en Donald Trump promoviendo una campaña racista, xenofobica y causando mucha polemica. El Sabado, 26 de Marzo vengan y acompañenos cuando marchemos por las calles del Centro de Los Angeles marchando por los derechos de inmigrantes, derechos humanos, y justicia social.

Como una gran comunidad hay que manifestarnos contra el racismo y la xenofobia que marca la agenda de Donal Trump.

Vengan y traigan sus pancartas este Sabado a las 11am en la esquina de la Olympic y Broadway en el Centro de Los Angeles.

 

Commemorating La Gran Marcha Flyer

Spanish Flyer 4 La Gran Marcha

Pictures of Brother Africa’s 1 year Death Anniversary Demonstration

March 10, 2016

On March 1st, L.A. CAN, the Skid Row community and the Black Lives Matter movement gather at the LAPD headquarters to take our message to the police commission that we demanded justice in the name of Brother Africa and that the officers be prosecuted, which LAPD has stated that the officers didn’t do anything wrong by killing our brother even when the video of his death went viral and showed that he posed no threat to the officers.
After some members came out of that police commission, we took the streets and peacefully march to the site where he was gun down to remember his spirit.

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Los Caminos De La Vida

March 8, 2016

One of the most powerful and emotional parts of Sunday’s march is when we serenated the inmates with this song. I cried when seeing the inmates waiving at us.

El domingo pasado, en Los Angeles, se organizo la marcha por la mujeres mas larga en la nacion.

La parte que me emociono mas fue cuando le dimos una serenata a los que estaban detenidos. Esta cancion me hizo llorar.

 

 

The Largest Women’s Day March in the Nation

March 8, 2016

This past Sunday, Af3rm and several organizations led the largest women’s day march in the nation.

One of my favorite moments of the march is when the demonstrators march underneath the bridge and started chanting, “Whose Streets? Our Streets!”

 

 

International Women’s Day March in L.A.

March 8, 2016

On Sunday, March 6, 2016, Af3rm and several organizations led the largest international women’s day march in the nation.

Here is video footage of the thousands of people that took to the streets this past Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures of Women’s March in L.A.

March 8, 2016

On Sunday, March 6th, Af3rm and several organizations organized the largest international women’s day march in the nation. Here are some of the pics I was able to capture on one of the most powerful and beautiful marches I have participated.

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Inmates waving to us as we serenate them with Los Caminos de la Vida. I cried during this part. I uploaded the video on YouTube to show how powerful this was.

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Inmates waving to us. This was a very emotional and powerful part of the March.

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I took video of the March going underneath the bridge. Video on YouTube. It was powerful to hear people chanting, “whose streets? Our streets!”

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There is video footage I uploaded to YouTube that shows people arriving and shutting down the bridge.

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Baby wearing a Comandanta Ramona shirt.

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Remembering Brother Africa

March 1, 2016

Today is the 1 year death anniversary of Charly Keunang, better known to the world as Brother Africa, the homeless man whose death at the hands of LAPD was caught on video and went viral.

Today members of Los Angeles Community Action Network, Stop LAPD Spying, Black Lives Matter L.A. and the Skid Row Community gather at the steps of LAPD Headquarters that they “#CantKillAfrica!”

We have not forgotten that the LAPD let the officers who killed Brother Africa free withouth any charges file against them. We have not forgotten that one of the witnesses of Brother Africa is Trishawn Carey and continues to be in jail. Let’s get one thing clear here. Trishawn Carey is a political prisoner. #FreeTrishawn!

Here is footage of today’s demonstration. First is a great theatre play done by the amazing Suzette.

Here is video I took of today’s powerful peaceful demonstration.

 

These are articles from last year if people want to read how Brother Africa’s death took the nation by surprise.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-on-skid-row-empathy-for-homeless-man-fatally-shot-20150302-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-0308-lapd-protest-20150308-story.html

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/02/us/los-angeles-police-shooting/

I highly recommend people reading this great article, which one will get a better picture of who Brother Africa was.

http://www.gq.com/story/skid-row-police-shooting-charly-keunang