From Strange Fruit to Fruit of Islam

Witnessing Malcolm X’s fearlessness gave Alberta the faith to to see a path forward even during a collective dark hour for Black people in the United States. Through strong faith and sharing our stories we empower one another. I feel blessed to have had the vision to preserve Alberta’s powerful story in sound and photographyContinue reading “From Strange Fruit to Fruit of Islam”

The Lynching of Kalief Browder (and I’m going Public!)

There is for me, something especially painful about the loss of this young man. The fact that he hung himself feels like only a technicality regarding his death. His death, his suicide is the result of deep trauma, our society’s lack of empathy, racism, and extreme injustice. We have seen many images of Black people, black men especially hung with a rope wrapped around their necks. We call those lynchings. We haven’t seen one exactly like this in a long time. I imagine that what Kalief Browder’s mother witnessed when she saw him hanging from a window in their home looked quite similar.