The 86 Silence Movement
Activism: Black Brunch
The bar scene is forever struggling to find innovative ways to battle many different types of abuse. One of the biggest issues that are not talked about as often as they should be is sexual assault and abuse that we don't always see or acknowledge. A group of bar tenders and alcohol service workers are currently building a community to fight back against predators and sketchy fuckers in the drinking communities around the U.S. right now.
We put our first workshop under our belts Monday, January 30. We absolutely couldn't have done so without the support of so many people and we'd like to acknowledge them here.
Profiles: History Of Retro Chainz
On a rainy day in Portland Oregon, a group of people wanted to start an immediate conversation with a very out of touch group of people in a community that was once their own. Gentrification is no secret in Portland. Old Neighborhoods that were once predominately black and less wealthy due to housing laws in the earlier stages of it's growth, are now being taken over by out of state business investors looking for a come up.
Having Brunch on Alberta is pretty much something every new person in town will be invited to do. This day turned out to be a bit different than other days as this group of community activist took to their neighborhood to spread awareness of police brutality/murder.
On The Streets: Piru Fade
I've been working with this homie for a few years now and I finally got to film his story and why he does what he does. My friend Jay Retro Navarro truly has proven that perseverance is key to making negative situations positive. He only touches the surface of what he's been through and surrounded by. His brother Mikey OneDer Navarro made the music for this too! I filmed this in Albuquerque, New Mexico and edited when I got back to my house in Portland. For more of his stuff, check out Retro Chainz!!! Thanks ya'll. Much love!... And share this video if you have time to support what I do!
Sign Painting with Agustin McCord
The whole idea of the "Catch Ups" section is to show an in depth perspective on People and creatives that are putting in work to build or rebuild a culture of some sort. Fade has been a person living in Northeast Portland for all of his life and has seen gentrification in its entirety. In this short video, he tells a piece of his story. His family lost their home after it was left in the responsibility of an irresponsible person. He speaks on what the neighborhood is, has been and what will be. Wanna know more about what's going on here? Ask us! We want to be here to help spread awareness of individual perspectives on life, culture and struggles.
On a late trip to Los Angeles last year, I stayed with a kid I knew from a New Mexican graffiti crew. His name is Augustine. We me through a girl I use to date and we all shared the same passion for one thing, street art. We would travel across town to watch trains and rep our crews in main spots inner city. The love for letters turned into a community driven art form that eventually built a variety of thriving businesses from screen printing companies, magazines, tattoo shops and as shown in this video, one of the oldest forms of traditional lettering. Sign painting by hand.
There's a certain type of message that a business communicates to customers when hiring a traditional sign painting artist.