Saturday, May 29, 2010
In 2003 UCEPP conceived for Para Los Ninois a childcare facility in skid row to inform a homeless population that there are children here using the creation of a mural showing the children on the other sided of the wall the drug addicts & homeless moved all there nightly operations away from the school grounds: “One World One Heart” I am honored to have been a part of this effort some seven years ago.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The Berlin Wall of Skid Row
Today we interview and film long time Skidrowdian & Singer Robin Wartell AKA “Jukebox” as he shares the drama, pain, death, drugs and recovery that took place at the Berlin Wall(What I See Can Be Me) on any given day.Blaze
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Today we interviewed SkidRowdian Murphy, Skid Row Poet Twin, & DLANC member General Jeff (Mayor of Skid Row) as to how impactive and historically significant the mural Murphy refers to as the “Berlin Wall” (as it was called in his era), known today as “What I See Can
on 5th & Town In Skid Row has been to the thousands of persons over the last three decades.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Last week we had a chance to interview Skid Row resident and artist Gary Brown about his experience and memories about the 5th Street Mural more commonly known as” What I See Can Be Me" During the shoot a street person out of no where ran through our shoot area pulling down tripod, camera while picking up speed shouting wildly, The End of The World, The End of The Word, through the grace of God I instinctively reached out as it was happening to cradle my camera at the last possible moment all seemingly happing in slow motion; yes there are many persons walking the streets of skid row who are mentally challenged, they must never be harmed. We shall continue or coverage of the 5th Street Mural. Gary shared his experiences as a homeless man living just off the corner back in the 90’s.Blaze-Out
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The 5th Street Mural is named "What I See Can Be Me" located in downtown Los Angeles's Skid Row. The Mural is a wealth of history, pride, pain, death and recovery from homelessness to hopelessness to God by Michael Blaze of Skid Row Films.