HIP HOP ACTIVIST WALKS 1700 MILES TO TEXAS TO PROTEST DEATH PENALTY
Andre Lattalade, also known as Capital “X”, a hip hop artist and activist, will be in Houston on Friday, May 30, as the last part of a 1700 mile walk which started on March 31, 2008. The walk started in New Jersey where the death penalty has recently been abolished. It is ending in Texas, the leading death penalty state in the nation with 405 executions since 1982. Texas currently has 14 (!) executions scheduled, the first one being Derrick Sonnier on June 3.
Called the “Walk 4 Life”, Capital “X” has walked through 10 of the 12 states with the highest execution rates in the U.S. He is walking to protest the death penalty and to shed light on the inhumane treatment of prisoners on death row. Capital “X” can be contacted directly at 281-818-8935 and at firstname.lastname@example.org .
On May 30, at 8am, Capital "X" will begin a walk through downtown Houston (starting at Jackson and Commerce Streets) which will end at KPFT Radio, 419 Lovett Blvd, around 10 am.
Also on May 30, at 10pm, a Salute to Capital “X” Concert will take place at Advant Garden, 411 Westheimer, in Houston. Capital "X" and several other artists will perform at the concert.
On June 3, Capital "X" plans to protest the execution of Derrick Sonnier at the Walls Unit in Huntsville.
Please contact Courtney Wilson at 832-704-8900 for more information.