Black Is Us

Black Is Us focuses on contemporary activists and artists from New York City of the pan-African Caribbean Diaspora. Influenced by The Last Poets poem “Black Is”, The Black Panther Party, and The Young Lords Party, Black Is Us is a photo - graphic series of those creatives/activists with roots in the Caribbean sea. These individuals are doing work with a particular attention to the advancement of people of color. Each portrait is combined with the subject's flag re-interpreted in the colors of the Pan African flag inspired by Marcus Garvey as well as historical photos of the Black Panther Movement and the Young Lords. These images serve as an homage to those that came before them who allowed the next generation a better future and an opportunity to pay it forward.