Rapper & Activist Ceebo Tha Rapper Facing 4-24 Years in Prison

10372584_712805622135608_493260513895885466_n The cousin of murdered Ezell Ford by the LAPD, since then Ceebo became a community organizer in Los Angeles and has been organizing rallies and marches for Tha Movement for Ford, demanding justice for Ezell Ford and all victims of police violence.

Ceebo is now facing a long prison sentence following a house robbery in Pomona, Ca in which he and his and his codefendant, Andrew Lopez, were identified in a popular practice known as a field ID. Unlike line ups in police stations, field ID’s essentially constitute a police officer bringing the witness into the field where they tell the witness that they should not be biased just because they see the suspect in custody or handcuffs. Police then show their suspect to the witness. All in the hopes of non-bias, the witness then says yes this is the one I saw or no. Field identifications are a dangerous practice that threaten to bring frequently criminalized black and brown youth that much further from justice and closer to becoming a statistic.

Ironic this young black man who has been rallying against police brutality|murder is now facing years in prison for a crime that would seem to have no proof at all of him being guilty of any crime. This unjust system is out to imprison|enslave our men and women – this system shows no conscious.

Pack The Court on 11/20/14 at 8:30AM Pomona Superior Court @ 400 Civic Center Plz. Pomona, Ca 91766 6th Floor, Dept. T

Read more from the source and see the They Don’t Care About Us video: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/activist-rapper-facing-decades-prison-railroaded-justice-system/

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Another Unarmed Young Black Man Killed by Pigs

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As protests continue in Missouri, police in Los Angeles are facing public anger over a shooting of another young African American man by the name of Ezell Ford. Details Family members say 25-year-old Ezell was unarmed and lying on the ground when police shot him dead Monday night. Ford suffered from mental disabilities.
According to the news station, Ezell Ford, 25, was only blocks from his South Los Angeles home Monday when officers stopped him. Police claim that it was an “investigative stop” but have not stated why Ford was being investigated. According to police, a struggle ensued and police “opened fire,” indicates a Los Angeles Police Department news release issued Tuesday and viewed by the news station.

His family has announced a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department. A protest on LAPD headquarters has been called for this Sunday.

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IHeartRadio Music Awards 2014

IHeartRadio Music Awards 2014

Hosted at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and Rihanna wins 4 awards including sond and artist of the year.

Performers included Pitbull, Luke Bryan, Bastille, 30 Seconds to Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, Ed Sheeran, Shakira and Arcade Fire.

Pharrell Williams received iHeart Radio’s innovator award with Beyonce, Oprah, Usher, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and Shakira speaking of Williams and his contributions to music in video messages.

But let’s get back to my fav Rihanna ❤
I love the vampy dark look w| the bantu knots! She is so diverse in style and I can't get enough of her. #iheartrihanna

ART IS MY DRUG FESTIVAL

unnamedMuch love xx respect to Art Is My Drug for having ChrisxNess and Sen Lotus as performers this past Saturday at the 2nd annual music festival.

There were merch xx food vendors there w| plenty of talented artist performances.

We look forward to working with this positive group again in the future.

Be sure to visit http://www.iamchrisness.com

And http://www.artismydrug.com

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LA City Council vote to ban Vaping

LA City Council vote to ban Vaping

By Brad Friedman on 3/5/2014, 5:58pm PT

On Tuesday, the L.A. City Council voted to join cities like New York and Chicago by banning e-cigarette use in the same public spaces where tobacco use is banned, such as “farmers’ markets, parks, recreational areas, beaches, indoor workplaces such as bars and nightclubs, outdoor dining areas and other places where lighting up is banned.”

On this week’s BradCast on KPFK/Pacifica Radio Brad spoke with L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz (CD5) about why they voted to impose the ban, despite the dearth of evidence that e-cig ‘vaping’ is harmful to either the user or anyone else, and the evidence (include my own personal story) that vaping is, hands down, the most effective way for smokers to stop smoking. In fact, as describe during the show, view it as a “miracle” that will save countless lives and that banning it — or making it harder to vape in any way, without good reason — will, quite frankly, result in countless unnecessary deaths.

Even Koretz admitted during the interview that there’s a “99% possibility” that vaping is “much safer than smoking”.

But he was low-balling it, frankly. As you’ll hearing during the show, this is a very personal issue for me. But you can decide for yourself if Koretz makes the case for the L.A. City Council’s ban. Either way, the ban will only go into effect if Mayor Eric Garcetti approves it.
Garcetti can be contacted at http://www.lamayor.org/contact

Via : http://www.bradblog.com/?p=10525

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Artist Tony Concep

Stumbled across this artist at the UCLA Reggae Fest this year and he was doing his thang w| live art! My sister ended up purchasing a beautiful painting of his which has been a great addition to her home décor and art.

His use of guns within his paintings is perceived by I and hopefully others with a positive lens and this is what my sister got from the piece she purchased:

The gun as destroyer of beauty or conversely, the beauty/flowers as tamer/regulator of destructive forces, I see a more symbolic struggle taking place involving 2 seemingly disparate entities that are nonetheless, fashioned from the same (black) generative seeds. If flowers can be imagined as earth’s most culturally legible emblem of beauty/beauty-in-production, & guns, a most universal emblem of peoples’ attempt to harness power over that production, I’m inclined to see in your painting a lesson about “pulling ourselves up out of our own graves” to “look at the time” (lil Lupe infusion).
I.e., i read the flowers as a reminder that ppl, as products — & not manufacturers — of the cosmos, must not conceive of our place in terms of power-over, but instead as protectors of the beauty & wonder to which we are inextricably connected.
Since the gun is not separate from the flower cluster, & both appear to be fashioned from blackness (the background), i see in this painting a statement about the nature of origins: not just that ‘everything is everything’ but specifically that black nothingness is the context out of which both life & death spring. Since both guns & flowers have particular relationships to death (& the spectacle of death) in all cultures (1 may see u to it while arguably either may see your spirit through it), i read the background & proximity of both to 1 another as a contemplation of nature’s demand 4 recentralization. Nature’s blackness may produce artifacts of questionable utility from time to time but of the same womb was born the boldness of delicate flowers creeping in to offset the gun’s centrality.

Tony Concep has an impressing resume and continues to add to his one of a kind collection.

Visit his site @ http://www.tonyconcep.com
xx be sure to follow him on Instagram @TONYCONCEP