Last week on Daniel Prude Day, I Met Joe Prude and Chi TheRealist a rapper here from Rochester, New York. I was introduced by folks at the party to meet this young man he had fire in his heart for the revolution and by all means they were exactly right.

I videotaped a segment on facebook live which went turned off after 6 minutes. The crowd was feeling his words and I was hooked on what this young man was spitting.

After meeting this kind soul I introduced him to my Harlem family, Abiodun Oyewole from the Last Poets. Chi TheRealist went in and spit from his soul in my car. I was teased about my microphone but hey I wanted folks to hear him.

I hope you enjoy this performance because he has the soul of Shango...

Be blessed and grateful.

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Lately we have been shooting and interviewing like crazy. I was able to finally meet Joe Prude, the brother of Daniel Prude. His soul has been hurt from the loss of his brother Daniel Prude and he is fighting to have his death recognized by the court system. It is evident that Rochester City Mayor, Lovely Warren hid the fact the police suffocated Daniel Prude and caused his death. The coroners report stated it was a homicide though city officials are still pushing the agenda he was on drugs and that is what killed him. The whole situation was depressing because as Joe stated, he called the night prior and that Strong Hospital released his brother anyways.

I don't want to share that much of my interview on my blog. My Sony microphones seemed to wanted to die during the interview so I have to re-shoot him again. No worries I just ordered some wireless microphones on Amazon so they should arrive by the end of the week.

Caylah & Siraya accompanied me to the interview and played with his dog who was quite friendly.

I look forward to re-shooting his interview and possibly shooting it outside in some great weather.

Joe went out of town to support the other families in Minnesota which I find honorable. I am supporting his family with a fundraiser to assist his family and my film in May. I want to sell images of Rochester and iconic spots so that everyone will want to purchase some merchandise to support the film and help his family as well. Folks forget that the victims families not only loose a family member but finances when they have bury a person and other expenses that the public is not aware of.

I truly am dedicated to honoring the families that have allowed me to capture their voice.


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Lately the crew and myself have been really exhausted with trying to reach people for the documentary. I reached out to the folks who knew the families of the victims and to no avail they have not contacted me back. Wonder if Ava Duvernay goes through this drama when she is developing a documentary? I finally was able to get my logo developed for the film with Equan from Harlem. I asked a dude here locally in Rochester he wasn't professional about getting back to me, so I called my people in Harlem and here is our logo for the film.

My staff is checking the prices for sweatshirts so we can raise money through some merchandise online. It's been a challenge with a small crew because they are all young so sometimes they don't stay as focused as I would like. Overall I am pleased with teaching them as we proceed today I am going to a food drive and will catch some footage for the film. I haven't raised any money for the film and have maxed out my credit card with just getting some of the basics to get the process started.

I feel like I am all alone on this project and the community sees my plea but for some reason ignore my cries for help. Much like the victims I am helping I feel nobody hears my voice to change this injustice we have in this beautiful city of Rochester. I have spent over $5,000 in producing it myself and I am quite tapped out.

Praying the universe will assist me in producing this phenomenal film for the people by the people. We are trying to raise $9,500 on Gofundme which isn't a whole heck of a lot but will get me started. I need some professional key staff and without funding folks are reluctant to come on board. Where is Eddie Murphy when I need

I tagged Tyler Perry in my twitter post for funding, I know he has a big heart in helping others. I hope our project makes the list for helping an independent filmmaker.

Well, I am writing for a few grants and pray that one reaches the soul of a grantor.

"Once a task has first begun,
Never leave it till it's done
Whether the task be big or small
either do it or don't do it at all.
Addie V. Keaton (my grandmother)