Saddened, angered, and disgusted about the Michael Brown's shooting, my friends and I got together to address "Police Brutality" and "Racism" in judicial and police system. We collaborated with young African Americans about the vision to transform our current state of affairs through art whilst protesting through ART. Along with Mignon Mcphearson Stewart (a long time friend and collaborator with "In The Hood - Portraits of African American Professionals Wearing a Hoodie" and other artists and laypersons, we designed an art show which included spoken words and a spiritual choir. The show was meant to inspire, heal, gather, create allies, protest and resist. Our inspiration came from Langston Hughes' poem, "What happens a dream is deferred?" The subjects look at you straight in the eye, asking "Why me?", "What about my potential?" "Why did you kill me and take away my future?"
A few weeks before opening night, Lacquan Macdonald, a 16 y.o. was wielding a small knife in the middle of the street when he was gunned down more than a dozen times by a Chicago police officer.