I've lived in Los Angeles, CA since 2011 and I haven't met too many people who I share common interests with that truly care about the well being of humans and the progression of the world to make it a better more inclusive place. However, I have come across and got to know an afro-futuristic, women's liberation art collective called Snatch Power. After I hung out with them on several occasions to create or to party I learned that there are other people who care about, and wish to bring awareness to the social injustices black people and more specifically what black women face in America.
Snatch Power was founded by The Uhuruverse. Many would consider they are radical in their views and representation of self, but what's so radical about love and allowing others the opportunity to live equally and freely to be completely themselves? It just makes too much sense I guess, during this period in America where leadership wants to, "Make America Great Again" by returning to conservative values. How does the fashion in which an individual lives their life effect someone else? It really doesn't, and you can't pass your values or beliefs on others who don't believe like you, and then to take it one-step further, HATE others because of it. It's just not civil, liberating or the American Dream "melting pot" we were instilled to believe in. We need to be more open-minded as this world progresses and RESISTS the current Administration in an overwhelming response in regards to so many demographics. Many ideals are being exposed, and all the oppression is being brought to light. As painful as it may be for all of us. It's necessary. The only way for change is to reveal the problem(s), find common ground, and move forward together. We truly need to leave the judgment to God not man/woman. God says we should love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
Below you will find a few brief remarks from The Uhuruverse as to where they believe many of the problems lie, and how they are creating change everyday through their art. I'm grateful for the art and work that Snatch Power engages in on a daily basis. True warriors. They are always on the frontline fighting for civil rights and justice even when it's not trending or popular. I've been exposed to new ideals and schools of thought because of Snatch Power, and for that I am forever grateful.