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FLORIDA. This is the single most important voters moment for us who want change in this state. We NEED all of us to turn out to vote on August 28th for Primary Election AND November 6th for General Elections. IT IS CRITICAL that we make sure Andrew Gillum has a real chance for Governor. We cannot afford to sit on the sidelines for this election. Please dont make that mistake. Choose change and wipe the lazy from your eyes. Show up and let's turn out. Anyone you know who can vote, get them out to vote. Vote for the 1.7 million people who currently cannot in the state of Florida and let's make history together. #Repost @andrewgillum ・・・ This is our chance to make history. If you're sick of losing, if you're sick of running away from our progressive values, if you're ready to flip Florida blue in 2018 and 2020... Sow a seed. Bring it home. Our time is now.
We are so proud of these young artists who answered the call to action and strategized songs of real life and freedom. We cant wait to share the project with you all. Congratulations on an incredible listening party yall! @nephiilove @slt4l.prophet @katarramusic & @poetxyzzz It has been an honor hosting you all for six weeks in our space. We are so proud of your hard work and humble dedication. 📷 @hfdavis
We are so excited to share some new music with you all recorded at Smoke Signals Studio by some of the most incredible artists from both St. Louis and South Florida. Children of the Sun. Our very first artist-in-residence @damondavis helped produce this entire project with the support of @sunshinekarissa and our movement community We hope this project will serve as an example of why music is necessary to our strategy and why movement work is necessary to music. With your continued support, we plan to be in a position to continue to provide artist residencies and opportunities for our local community and our folks world-wide. Join us this evening as we share some sounds of what the collective has been working on and please follow: @nephiilove @slt4l.prophet @katarramusic & Jose. See yall at 8PM sharp. Bring donations.
“Momma always says that what’s done in the dark always comes to light.” Watch and learn as Yaya The Awesome brings to light how the evil GEO Group keeps us from being free. Let’s take these evil villains down! Shut down the #DREAMKILLERS with us on August 7th during our National Day of Action. Sign up using the link in @thedreamdefenders bio. PSA shot by @rashaudshoots featuring @yaheli_the_awesome #GEOCagesInc #THISISTHEYEAR #FreedomPapers
This year we were able to host our FIRST artist-in-residence with multi-disciplinary artist @damondavis living and working with us for 6 weeks. Thanks to the support of @sunshinekarissa and her profound shared-belief that art is integral in our strategies for freedom and imagination. Along with the vision of @philofdreams & @ajamonet, Damon brought together South Florida and St Louis artists to collaborate and create music for the movement. Please join us for our first official listening party and live performances by Prophet, @nephiilove, Jose, and Katarra at Smoke Signals Studio on August 3rd at 8PM. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
This part of the night was the most anticipated part. @richmedina ALWAYS brings it. The police tried to stop our shine but he will be back. Shout out to @octavia_yearwood for incredible hosting. We love yall. And of course so much love to @whoisjhoward & @najjak's mom gettin it. Thank you also to @arthurhbaker for opening the set.
@MaroonPoetryFest is HERE. Today is the day. The day we've dreamed up and WORKED out. Come through! We start at 10am and waitin' on you at the door. • Today, we spotlight jessica Care moore—she, along with surprise guests, is hitting the stage at Maroon Poetry Fest after-party, y'all. Born in Detroit, jessica Care moore is the CEO of Moore Black Press, Executive Producer of Black WOMEN Rock!, and founder of the literacy-driven, Jess Care Moore Foundation. An internationally renowned poet, playwright, performance artist and producer, she is the 2013 Alain Locke Award Recipient from the Detroit Institute of Arts. moore is the author of The Words Don’t Fit in My Mouth, The Alphabet Verses The Ghetto, God is Not an American, Sunlight Through Bullet Holes, and a memoir, Love is Not The Enemy. Her poetry has been heard on stages like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the London Institute of Contemporary Arts. She has performed on every continent. jessica Care moore believes poems belong everywhere and to everyone. • Get your water bottles, sun glasses, and camera phones ready to hit them angles. Make sure to tag us on your @MaroonPoetryFest experience using #MaroonPoetryFest2018
Tomorrow! @MaroonPoetryFest is TOMORROW. Choose shine and vibe with us ✨ • Born in Greenville, Mississippi, poet Angela Jackson is one of nine children. She spent her early life in Greenville before moving with her family to Chicago’s Southside. Jackson earned a BA at Northwestern University, where she received the Academy of American Poets Prize, and an MA in Latin American and Caribbean studies at the University of Chicago. In Chicago, she became a prominent member of the Organization of Black American Culture. Jackson’s free verse poems weave myth and life experience, conversation, and invocation. She is the author of numerous collections of poetry, plays and her novel “Where I Must Go” (2009) won the American Book Award.