Why take the pledge?
Far too many Black youth continue to be demonized, criminalized and murdered.
Enough is enough!
In response to this intensifying crisis, the Black Youth Project (BYP) has launched “The Pledge.”
With “The Pledge,” we are asking individuals and organizations to close ranks around black youth and make a commitment to take action and fight with black youth as they confront a relentless crisis. We at the BYP believe that each person can make a difference by doing something!
By taking The Pledge we not only articulate our concern about black youth, but symbolically unite our voices with others who will work to confront this crisis.
If we each take action, whether it is starting a group, signing a petition, or mentoring a young person in your neighborhood, then we all become a part of the solution.
Stand With Black Youth!
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Yes, “Film” is the new F-word, especially with states trying to give people 75 years in prison for video taping police officers. Ironically B.Dolan sent me this track over a year ago, long before the Occupy movement began exposing the militarization and brutalization of the police for a worldwide audience. Paradise Gray shot my scenes at the police department on the Northside of Pittsburgh (if you look closely you can see where the police interrupt our shoot), and in front of Occupy Pittsburgh, which has been given an eviction notice by the bank, BNY Mellon, that own the land they reside. Toki Wright also rips the track and Strange Famous Records CEO Sage Francis makes a cameo as the judge in our modern day remix of the classic NWA song.
Call to keep Occupy Pittsburgh from getting evicted… Mayor’s Office 412 255 2626 BNY Mellon 412 323 7821 Pittsburgh Police 412 323 7821