Weekend commute. #cta #chicago #sunday
Goats at Hyde Park Art Center (2014)
Photo by RJ El
Gratitude and light to everyone who has supported the idea of my #BlackEutopia project (taking place in North Lawndale). I am pleased to announce that we will receive citywide recognition. #BlackEutopia has been accepted into Chicago Artist Month (presented by Chicago dept of Cultural Affairs& Special Events) and will be highlighted as one of 20 featured programs during the month if October. Extreme excitement is happening. My first independent project is coming to fruition 🙌🙌 check my website for more details or visit the CAM website
Shoutout to the homie Rae Chardonnay for this vision reaching the next leg toward full fruition!
11th century Angkor period
#blackart #chicago #Artinstitute
The Ferguson City Council convened for the first time since Mike Brown’s death, and proved that they literally give no fucks about what the community has to say. Added to their vague, paltry proposed reforms, seems real change will have to come in Ferguson via the ballot box. I don’t care where you live folks— let this be a lesson in voting/participating in your local elections and government! #staywoke #farfromover
I am here for every bit of these acts of truth-telling. EVERY. MORSEL.
"The Prisoner’s Dream" (detail)
#rjel #black #art #chicago #painting #acrylic on #board #blackman #hieroglyph #red #oxide
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson lied when he said he had received “many” specific requests for the videotape that allegedly shows Michael Brown robbing a convenience store, according to a new report.
‘All I did — what I did was — was release the videotape to you, because I had to,’ Jackson told reporters on Aug. 15 when asked why he released the robbery footage. ‘I’d been sitting on it, but I — too many people put in a [Freedom of Information Act] request for that thing, and I had to release that tape to you.’
Writing for The Blot, Matthew Keys reports that the police department did not receive any specific requests for the videotape.
‘A review of open records requests sent to the Ferguson Police Department found that no news organization, reporter or individual specifically sought the release of the surveillance tape before police distributed it on Aug. 15,’ Keys writes.
Bloodclaat LIAR dem!
"For Sale / Doors Closing"
#art by #rjel #black #chicago #artists #ink on #paper
Krista and RJ
Washington Park, Chicago
photo by Monika Szewczyk