1. Sacha Jenkins: Astoria Is Slammin’!

    NEW IN BLOGZ: “I grew up in Astoria Queens. Which was pretty segregated back in the ’70s and ’80s. But I was a kid who was into graffiti, rap and metal, so I was able to be social with folks in ways that most Black kids weren’t back then. James Malta used to write graffiti, and he came up under the legendary KB TSS (a/k/a Savage). I put James down with my little graffiti crew back in the 5th grade. We were the United Subways Artists, and we wore red, white n’ blue beads… Kinda suspect but hey, I guess I knew a bit about branding at a young age.” ( Continued …)

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