I used to have a sister, although we’d never met.
She used to tell me that I was beautiful, and made me promise not to forget.
My sister was so cool, brown-skinned and sweet.
The whole world loved my sister!
They turned her name into a street.
My sister was for the cause, and we both had locs.
But I’ll never get to meet her; pronounced dead by a cop.
I wore black for a year straight, as some type of protest.
I just wanted the world to know that my sister was the dope-est!!
So whenever I’m given the chance, on any stage I stand:
I will #SayHerName
Rest in Peace Sandra Bland
We have the Jersey-southern swag of Jazzo meeting the visual work of the DMV’s hottest sculptor right now to honor our sister #SandraBland and the many other black women that are victims of state-sanctioned violence in America and around the world.
Featured Visual Artist —
A site regular is returning with another round of amazing sculptures. Murjoni was featured in our Sculptor Spotlight last month and continues to blaze through the art scene in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area, as well as around the globe.
As a black woman artist from Maryland, Murjoni has found that the best way to create and talk about moments of black bodies is through art, especially claywork.