I am a first-year here at Cheyney and I would like to introduce my work “Black Lives More Than Matter”. The title “黑生命不止事” comes from the fact that my people have endured some form of oppression in every type of way since we were forcefully taken here from West Africa and haven’t received any form of rightful compensation (reparations) for dealing with such great trauma for so long. What you see in my poster portrait are hand-drawn posters from protests in today’s era and those dating back a few centuries ago to show how we are still valued as the lesser man (i.e. things haven’t changed significantly). This stress, as sympathy would have you imagine, is an enormous one that fuels the fire towards hostility that we currently see from the Black Community towards America today(hence the eyes & tears).