New Philly mural honors The Roots’ Tariq ‘Black Thought’ Trotter

Black Thought is the central figure in a 4-story mural on the south side of the new Clay Studio building in Kensington. Artist Roberto Lugo designed “The Talented Mr. Trotter” mural to honor Trotter, whom he calls “the greatest living hip hop lyricist.”

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End the Exception: Abolish Slavery in Prisons

The 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution – which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude except for persons “duly convicted” of a crime – was a compromise that was made with the Confederacy in 1865.

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