Paradise “The Arkitech” Gray and Jasiri X 

I had the honor of interviewing Paradise Gray for the Game Changers Project at Elite Studios in Pittsburgh, PA. Paradise has a long history of activism and has been an instrumental part of building unity in our community since moving to Pittsburgh. Paradise talks about his history in Hip-Hop and how he’s using it to change the lives of young Black men.

The Game Changers Project is a national fellowship for filmmakers who produce compelling micro-documentaries and web series to improve perceptions of males of color. We tell the untold stories of community heroes, social justice advocates, innovators, and individuals working to improve outcomes for African American men and boys.

You can support the Game Changers Project, through IndieGoGo, and your help will enable us inspire and educate more people about changes happening all across the country – innovations in education, technology, social entrepreneurship, fatherhood, health, etc. that can impact the next generation of leaders.

Tomorrow at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland come and see “We Got Next” – an inspiring multi-part documentary film by a team of Black filmmakers from across the country featuring interviews with Game Changers:

Chuck D – Los Angeles
Stanley Nelson – New York
Bill Duke – Los Angeles
Dr. Tommie Smith – Oakland (pictured)
Pastor Corey Brooks – Chicago
Jesus El – Oakland
Paradise Gray – Pittsburgh
Reginald Savage – Oakland

Meet the Filmmakers and Activists Focused on Black Male Achievement in Oakland and Beyond, Cheo Tyehimba Taylor •Executive Producer, GameChangers Project, Shaka Jamal • Filmmaker, OLU8 Film Realized, Chris Chatmon • Exec Director, African American Male Achievement Program OUSD, Hodari Davis • Artistic Director, Young, Gifted, and Black, and myself. Moderated by Hip Hop Scholar and Journalist Davey D. The film is from 6:30pm to 7:45pm and the discussion is from 8pm to 9pm.