Oscar Grant mural to be unveiled Saturday at Fruitvale BART Station
June 3, 2019 Updated: June 3, 2019 10:19 p.m.
A man shot by a BART police officer ten years ago will soon be memorialized beneath the platform where he lay bleeding while shocked onlookers filmed the incident on their cellphones.
On Saturday, transit officials and family members of Oscar Grant will unveil a new mural commemorating him at Fruitvale Station. They will also present new street signs to rechristen a strip of road where taxis pull in, just west of the station. It’s now called Oscar Grant III Way.
As director of the AeroSoul organization I've been afforded the opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity that has international influence amongst spray can Artists of African descent. It is an honor paired with great responsibility meant to inspire creativity that transforms community visual landscapes. Here is a short documentary highlighting some of the work AeroSoul Artists do in struggling neighborhoods where we promote LOVE through Art.
Ok folks here it is... This is the project I've been grinding on with my mural team.
We're finally done with this Labor of Love.
200ft x 20ft of pure creativity. Please come out and celebrate the transformative change
we're bringing through Mural painting to heal Oakland. AeroSoul is on the move y'all!
Refa One Mural Unveiling
Wednesday March 5th 2014
Market St. between 35th and 36th Streets under the 580 freeway. Oakland, CA
AeroSoul's Director Refa One goes on Air with HipHop Journalist Davey D and also gives an in-depth interview with Minister of Information JR.
Tune in,Turn On and Get Hip.
KPFA (Morning Mix/Hard Knock Radio)
San Francisco Bayview Paper
Refa One is a politically progressive artist bold enough to speak truth 2 power with his work and political commentary. Thoughts and Opinions expressed here are rarely found in contemporary HipHop culture, yet they are relevant to conditions facing justice loving people.