Poem: "No Matter What, LIFE" (In Dedication to Dominique Franklin)
By: Malcolm London @malcolmlondon
Video By: Emmanuel Camacho @mannyreel
Malcolm London, called the Gil-Scott Heron of this generation by Cornel West, is an internationally recognized poet, activist, and educator.
On 11/08/2014, Malcolm was 1 of 8 young people from Chicago representing the "We Charge Genocide" organization that traveled as a delegation to Geneva, Switzerland to present a report on Chicago Police violence to the United Nations Committee Against Torture at their 53rd Session in Geneva, during which the U.S. was under full review. The group submitted their report to the Committee Against Torture during the hour reserved for CIvil Rights groups. The report detailed data collected on the experience of young people of color in marginalized communities most targeted by police violence in Chicago.
Related to the matter, Drew from Enstrumental Clothing @enstrumental made a creative contribution and donation to this cause, in the form of a shirt, to address the 2014 killing of Dominique Franklin ("DAMO") by the CPD … A statement/concept derived from the "Jake The Snake" shirt ("The Chicago Police Dept. Killed ("Assassinated") Fred Hampton.") created by Enstrumental Clothing in 2010.