Sunday, February 18, 2018

#BlackHistoryToonz Day 18: The Black Panthers

#BlackHistoryToonz Day 18: The Black Panthers

The Black Panther Party or the BPP (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was a revolutionary socialist organization founded by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in October 1966.

Huey P. Newton:

Huey P. Newton was an African-American
activist best known for founding the militant Black Panther Party with Bobby Seale in 1966.


Huey P. Newton was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on February 17, 1942, and named after former governor Huey P. Long. In 1966, Newton and Bobby Seale founded the left-wing Black Panther Party for Self Defense in Oakland, California. The organization was central to the Black Power movement, making headlines with its controversial rhetoric and militaristic style. Newton faced a number of criminal charges over the years and at one point fled to Cuba before returning to the U.S. and earning his doctorate. Struggling with drug and alcohol addiction in his later years, he was killed in 1989 in Oakland

Bobby Seale:
Bobby Seale is an African-American political activist and co-founder and national chairman of the Black Panther Party.


Born in Texas in 1936, Bobby Seale is one of a generation of young African-American radicals who broke away from the usually nonviolent Civil Rights Movement to preach a doctrine of militant black empowerment, helping found the Black Panthers (later renamed the Black Panther Party) in 1966. In the 1970s, as the Black Panthers faded from public view, Seale took on a quieter role, working toward improving social services in black neighborhoods and other causes.

Fred Hampton:

Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was an African-American activist and revolutionary, chairman of the Illinoischapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and deputy chairman of the national BPP. Hampton and fellow Black Panther Mark Clarkwere killed during a raid by a tactical unit of the Cook County, Illinois State's Attorney's Office, in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in December 1969. In January
1970, a coroner's jury held an inquest and ruled the deaths of Hampton and Clark to be justifiable homicide. However, a civil lawsuit was later filed on behalf of the survivors and the relatives of Hampton and Clark. It was eventually resolved in 1982 for a settlement of $1.85 million with the City of ChicagoCook County, and the federal government each paying a third to a group of nine plaintiffs.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The King of Wakanda Arrives!

The King has arrived! Anyone who knows me knows how much of a Blerd I am and my crazy level of love for black superheroes. Last night the long awaited dream cam true... The Black Panther hit the big screen.

And it was everything and then some. Bless
up to my brother and podcast co-host Eli for putting together a private viewing party for it. I don't know if I can ever go back after experiencing the luxury theater that is Cinepolis.

The vibe was amazing, not only was there a
red carpet (of which I missed) but raffles. Raffles that included the grand prize of an original Black Panther Illustration by yours truly.

I don't like to create other people's characters now that I've created my own. At most I like using my characters in cosplay
of others. But this was a special occasion. So i created it with the intent of it being a real one of a kind, no prints to be made.

Needless to say I ended up really liking it. U wanted to win it back but Eli wasn't allowing me to enter the draft. So congratulations so Dorothy (who also was one of my former art students) on winning... I'm plotting on how to get it back tho 😂😂😂

I'll save my official review for J.E.L Podcast, formally known as Cap and Tie... But Mayne everything I wanted this to be since growing up it was and more.

Wakanda FOREVER!!!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Treal Toonz x Performance @ Black History Month & New Illustration

Last night I was given the opportunity to display my Treal Toonz artwork as well as perform at the city of Riviera Beach''s monthly concert series "Black History Month Celebration".

It was held at Riviera Beach City Hall. And frankly last night was dope. The more the Treal Toonz are exposed to people the more love and inspired I get.

Here's a few shots and video recap as well as my performance.

Recap Video

JaFLEU Performing

New Toon

ShãNetté Danyell status about her daughter's statement after seeing The Black Panther really hit me and with her permission I turned it into a Treal Toonz Illustration because her words were
that Treal to me.

"If we lived in Wakanda, we wouldn't have to worry about school shootings" - Kailah

Thursday, February 15, 2018



"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was arrested after refusing to surrender her bus seat to a
white passenger, spurring the Montgomery boycott and other efforts to end segregation.

Who Was Rosa Parks?

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks (February 4, 1913 to October 24, 2005) refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus, which spurred on the 381-day Montgomery Bus Boycott that helped launch nationwide efforts
to end segregation of public facilities. The city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses. Rosa Parks received many accolades during her lifetime, including the NAACP's highest award

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Guest Art Teacher "Backpack Project"

Today was part two (Click for part one) of my guest art teacher role in Visualist's backpack project for his students. Last class they worked on their designs and today they began bringing them to life.

There's something about seeing youth let their creativity flow.

It was definitely a fun crazy time. I brought in the helmet and mask I
painted so they could see how unlimited they are when it comes to putting art on things.

Check out their work