Boots Riley and The Coup perform live in 2011. (Wikimedia Commons / Amelia Kennedy Photography)
30 Sep 2015

Art & Resistance With Boots Riley & Ellen Meeropol (VIDEO)

Boots Riley of the Coup, author Ellen Meeropol, & Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Rachel Meeropol on using art & activism to fight repression.

A mural on Mama Ayehsa's restaurant shows the founder embracing the nation's presidents, including Barack Obama, in front of the White House. A group calling themselves "The War Thugs" recently paintballed all the presidential crotches. (Flickr / Amaury Laporte)
12 Aug 2015

Mama Ayesha’s Presidential Mural Vandalized … Or Improved?

Mama Ayesha’s is a popular restaurant in Washington, D.C. Until recently, the side of the restaurant featured a mural that depicted the restaurant’s founder, dressed in her traditional Palestinian garb, embracing the nation’s presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Barack Obama. Only recently, there’s been a new addition to the mural: someone shot the crotches of all the presidents with red paint.