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Saturday, July 9, 2016

A Dream Deferred

A Dream Deferred: H.U.N.T. (Hunt Us Not Today) Peaceful Protest at the LAPD Headquarters
 
Compton Rapper Problem at the LAPD Headquarters
 
Poet Langston Hughes talks about a dream being deferred,  Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. discussed a dream speaking on the plight of African Americans and the vision that a man would not be judged by the color of his skin but the content of his character. In 2016 it feels like  both could make their poignant statements and they would fit for the time. With police brutality being an issue and the melee in Dallas at peaceful protests Hip Hop artists The Game, Snoop Dogg, and Problem decided to come together in Los Angeles, California to create solutions. With a new organization H.U.N.T. (Hunt Us Not Today or Hate Us Not Today) the trio of rappers banded together with community members to stage a peaceful demonstration in front of the Los Angles Police Department Headquarters. The purpose of this demonstration was to reintroduce the community to local law enforcement. Getting to know each other on a human level and knowing each others names so their is a familiarity when the police come into the neighborhood. At this point we are all hurting and looking to heal. The only way we can do that is through dialogue, peace, unity, and love. 

by Evan Jackson
Photos by Evan Jackson

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