Hailing from the humid, sun baked shores of Florida, McKinley Wallace uses geometric shapes and negative space to empower the black figures he portrays in his work. He describes his works as “mixed media” and has worked on a few murals in the city. While he’s incredibly talented, he knows the key to success is getting down pat the “schmooze” aspect of the art world. Listen as we talk about his time in South Florida, how he came to begin painting black figures in his work, and how those black figures represent a future he sees for his people.
yvngtavo – never
Some interviews and audio I recorded at the People’s Power Assembly in Baltimore on Saturday, June 6th. Over 8,000 people and 200+ cars gathered to march, protest and make our voices heard. We are DONE with the U.S.A. using the police as a state-sanctioned force to brutalize and oppress the public. I may not agree entirely with everything some of the interviewees said but I felt it was important to leave it intact. Ultimately, whatever gets your out of your house and to the protests is a step in the right direction. “The day that the black man takes an uncompromising step and realizes that he’s within his rights, when his own freedom is being jeopardized, to use any means necessary to bring about his freedom or put a halt to that injustice, I don’t think he’ll be by himself.”
– Malcolm X