The Movement has to start with us. This is a concept that Whyl & FreeHype has embodied since the start. In beginning stages of this process, my brother Rob Okwara & TGM founder, Johnny Chapman made a big statement in Raleigh, North Carolina. The weekend of July 23rd, they banded people of all races & nationalities together to let their voices & concerns be heard by the entire city, state, country.
Check out some excerpts & media below, all from thegoldenmoment.net.
"At 9:00 AM members of the Raleigh community stood on Rock Quarry Road with black shirts and picket signs in hand. They arrived for the “Walk For Justice” event hosted by The WhyL and Free Hype. The walk was led by Elliot Smalls, a native of the Raleigh area and co-founder of The WhyL. In this day and age we are quick to preach about change and downplay the importance of a protest; but when you’re stomping on the street, you are not alone. The strangers who march beside will become your allies. Allies who share a common mission become members of an organization."
"Cinema:the art of stimulating experiences that communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty or atmosphere by the means of recorded or programmed moving images along with other sensory stimulations. For the last two weeks me and my partner, Robert “C.J.” Okwara, have been working on something. It started with just a random collection of non-sequential clips, but then it became organized. Then sounds were added, along with transitions, titles and voices. Somehow out of the chaos we formed a video, coming in at seven minutes and fourteen seconds."
Read the full story here: thegoldenmoment.net.