P. Blackk is a rapper, illustrator, producer, & animator based in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design in 2013 with a BA in Illustration.
Some black folks leaving comments saying my "10 Black Emoji's Apple Should Have Made" BuzzFeed post [link in bio] is racist??.. I didn't know a black family or Africa being the mother of civilization was beyond stereotypical (other emoji's I made). And I'm assuming they don't know a black man made the post, but STILL. It made me realize for a person of color to be offended by something that is veritably inoffensive (silly emoji's based off the ACTUAL black experience and ACTUAL black products) is saying something deeper about ourselves. Let's please not let non-people of color's depiction of us and and the things we ACTUALLY do (apply lotion, vaseline, and hairgrease) change the way we actually perceive those things. There's nothing wrong with wearing a du-rag to keep your hair neat while you sleep, or the other ways we maintain our hair skin and nails. Black hygiene and routine is beautiful. My perspective and my experience is not something I handle lightly, and so I'm actually bothered by SOME of the feedback I've gotten on this shit. It really made me realize it's gonna take a lot of undoing of what's been done to our psyche to fully extricate ourself from the many levels of self hatred/embarrassment. Sorry for the long ass caption, I'm not going to make a habit out of it. I don't think.
You know what’s [not so] funny? I made this illustration the LAST TIME. But I didn’t want to release it because I actually personally know a good amount of good cops. So I didn’t want to generalize a group of people because it’s unfair to do so. Too bad a lot of these cops don’t use that rationale when dealing with a person of color. I hear people voicing their disappointment in the fact that people in Baltimore are rioting, wondering why they would destroy a CVS when that’s the only place for them to get food?.. But the better question would be “Why in the hell is a CVS the ONLY place to get food?!?” Our oppressor has NO conscious. Keep that in mind when you want to push that peace shit in these dire times. Bloodshed is what America is built on. The spirit of this country is built off the oppression of others. And when did property become more important than a persons life? I see that 3/5′s law is alive and well in the minds of too many brainwashed Americans. The effects of colonialism are alive and well in the minds of too many brainwashed Americans. Our oppressor cannot be taught love and acceptance when their identity stems from hate and fear. How does one teach a whole system to collectively stop terrorizing you? KRS-One said it best, “There will never really be justice on stolen land..” So my message to the people, is too stay WOKE. In every sense of the word, wake up! Stay on your toes, pass our TRUE [before slavery] history down to your kids and every respectful person you come into contact with. Speak your mind and know yourself. Don’t take anyone’s shit and don’t let anyone speak to you just ANY kind of way. Stay strong y’all.
WHEN YOU A THUG BUT YOU RUNNIN FOR PRESIDENT | 📷 @ikobeezy
20 years ago TODAY this album dropped. This is my soundtrack for the day.
Emoji still life, entitled "📦🌻"
ME SLIDING IN YOUR DM's...
Comic I'm doing based off things I remember in my youth. Discovering "Black Tail" magazine was so pivotal.