If you been following the news at all during the last couple weeks, then I’m sure you’re aware that Occupy Oakland staged a massive one-day strike last week. The man in this drawing represents one of the many strike participants who was interviewed by the local newsmedia. While the strikers included a critical mass of hippies, hipsters, and hip-hop activists, television coverage did a good job of showing that strike participants were made up of a much broader cross-section than these three constituencies represent, including a critical mass of elders, moms, tradesmen and women, educators, and clergy. To the right of my drawing are historic images of other African Americans who took a stand for rights, dignity, and progress–for their people and for the nation.
Ajuan Mance (8-Rock)