2Pac Revisited

Around the time Mario Van Peebles’ theatrical release, Panther, was in theaters I was a high school student and very much intrigued with the lives of the men and women who made up the Black Panther Party for Self Defense (aka Black Panthers). At that time I was wrestling with the ideals of freedom, democracy, revolution, and activism and…

Yuri Kochiyama

Within the first couple of weeks after returning to Los Angeles I visited the Japanese American Heritage Museum. During my visit I learned about a woman, Yuri Kochiyama, whose visage was captured in a famous LIFE magazine picture of the assassination of Malcolm X. In fact, Yuri Kochiyama was holding Malcolm X’s head after he…