Buy Nothing Day

Design I did for “Buy Nothing Day!” Which is TODAY because only in america people trample each other for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have. Please support your local business’s & don’t be part of the cattle herd. While critics of the day say that Buy Nothing Day simply causes people to buy the next day. Others state that “It isn’t just about changing your habits for one day” but “about starting a lasting lifestyle commitment to consuming less and producing less waste”. #throwbackthursday #2007 #design


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My design for this event on Dia De Los Muertos

Saturday, November 2nd 2013

Start time: 10pm

Secrect Location
Must RSVP**

This is an intimate Indoor/outdoor Private Location.

**Only RSVP Guest’s will be allowed entrance**

Los Angeles family & friends we are looking forward to you gathering with us in the Ritual of dance to remember our friends & family members who have passed before us…

We celebrate life in the present, only to join our transitioned in the after life in which we hope to see them again dancing.

Next Level Afro-Latin Deep House Soul Rhythms by:


With special guest:



Live themed artistic interaction

Photo Booth

Visual Artist

T-shirt silkscreening
Just bring your own T-shirt to get HIT!

Clothing giveaways
See You Monday

Pouring ceremonial libations

Thank you to all of our supporting family*
Soul Union
Cashmere Agency
Worldship Music
Ximeno Records
Umoja HiFi
Tribe Records
KPFK 90.7
Soundwaves Radio
Soulplanet Recordings
Carlos Murphy
Vita Coco
Reeds Ginger Brew
Virgil’s Natural Soda

About Jose Marquez:
Los Angeles DJ/Producer/Dad Jose Marquez’s musical influence is a result of being brought up on a stable diet of Latin and World Music. Always intrigued by electronic sounds, Jose’s mission has been to fuse his love of world rhythms with the dance floor. Jose indeed succeeded when he burst onto the scene in 2010 with memorable remixes & edits of artists such as Celia Cruz, Nina Simone, Oumou Sangare and many others

In less than two years time, Jose was blessed with the opportunity to introduce his sound to the world by remixing for renowned Housemusic labels such as Tribe Records, Djoon Experience, Vega/Nulu Records, United Music, Yoruba Records, Wonderwheel and Deeper Shades Recordings.

Since then, he continues to travel the globe uniting nations on the dance floor with his signature sound performing at major clubs and events such as Djoon (Paris), Mamacas (Athens), Tambor (Atlanta), Solid Garage (Toronto), DEEP (Los Angeles), WMC (Miami) Crossroads (NYC), Mi Casa es su Casa (Mexico), Uhuru Afrika (Boston)

History Is A Weapon: Rethink Columbus Day

Arawak men and women, naked, tawny, and full of wonder, emerged from their villages onto the island’s beaches and swam out to get a closer look at the strange big boat. When Columbus and his sailors came ashore, carrying swords, speaking oddly, the Arawaks ran to greet them, brought them food, water, gifts. He later wrote of this in his log:

“…They … brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned… . They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane… . They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want. …”


Just got word from Yxta Maya Murray an American latina novelist and law professor. That The Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice, a law review published by Harvard Law School will publish her 105 page article called “Inflammatory Statehood”. An article dealing with Arizona anti-immigrant policies. Which will include my artwork called “Proppertone”.
Much Thanks to Yxta Maya Murray.
newCoppertone1 “Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.” -Howard Zinn

“Study Your History…”


On this day 68 years ago by executive order of President Harry S. Truman the U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945, followed by the detonation of “Fat Man” over Nagasaki on August 9. These two events are the only active deployments of nuclear weapons in war.

Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Hiroshima prefectural health department estimates that, of the people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes.

Depiction and Public response:
During the war “annihilationist and exterminationalist rhetoric” was tolerated at all levels of U.S. society; according to the UK embassy in Washington the Americans regarded the Japanese as “a nameless mass of vermin”. Caricatures depicting Japanese as less than human, e.g. monkeys, were common. A 1944 opinion poll that asked what should be done with Japan found that 13% of the U.S. public were in favor of the extermination of all Japanese, men women and children. News of the atomic bombing were greeted enthusiastically in the U.S.; a poll in Fortune magazine in late 1945 showed a significant minority of Americans wishing that more atomic bombs could have been dropped on Japan. The initial positive response was supported by the imagery presented to the public, (mainly the powerful mushroom cloud) and the absence of evidence of the human effects—photographs showing corpses and maimed survivors—were suppressed, and reports were censored. As an example, a member of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, Lieutenant Daniel McGovern, used a film crew to document the results. The film crew’s work resulted in a three-hour documentary entitled The Effects of the Atomic Bombs Against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The documentary included images from hospitals showing the human effects of the bomb; it showed burned out buildings and cars, and rows of skulls and bones on the ground. When sent to the U.S., it was mentioned widely in the U.S. press, then quietly suppressed and never shown. It was classified “top secret” for the next 22 years.

Imagery of the atomic bombings was suppressed in Japan during the occupation[89] although some Japanese magazines had managed to publish images before the Allied occupation troops took control. The Allied occupation forces enforced censorship on anything “that might, directly or by inference, disturb public tranquility”, and pictures of the effects of the people on the ground were deemed inflammatory. A likely reason for the banning was that the images depicting burn victims and funeral pyres evoked similarities to the widely circulated images taken in liberated Nazi concentration camps.
Hiroshima/the atomic bomb: Part I
Hiroshima/the atomic bomb: Part II

“… Study your history — Whoever don’t? I pity-the-fool like Mr. T Knowledge this degree, it ain’t no mystery…”