Today is National HIV Testing Day, and the CDC is encouraging those between the ages of 13 – 64 to get tested. In fact, some Walgreens in Washington, D.C. is offering free tests.
African Americans are the demographic most affected by HIV.
In response to repressive anti-Immigration legislation SB1070 (Which the Supreme Court just ruled on, upholding the “papers please” provision) and HB56, Jasiri X, Rhymefest, and Paradise Gray traveled to Arizona and Alabama courtesy of the Sound Strike to see first hand how these unjust laws break up families, fracture communities and destroy lives.
“Who’s Illegal?” asks the question, can a nation on stolen land, built by stolen people define another group of human beings as illegal? “Who’s Illegal?” was produced by GM3 and directed by Paradise Gray.
“Who’s Illegal” is available for Free Download http://jasirix.bandcamp.com/track/whos-illegal-ft-rhymefest
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!