Reporting live from the Cuyahoga County Courthouse steps in Cleveland, Ohio, Vice Souletric tackles what seems like a perpetual cycle of racism and pointless violence that has permeated deeply into our neighborhoods, and to a greater extent, the rest of the world.
The gifted wordsmith scribed an emotional and inspiring spoken word piece to illuminate and reflect on the many numerous accounts of children falling victim to violence by the hands of the police — the same men and women who swore an oath to protect and serve the people.
Vice named his latest video “T.A.M.I.R.”, an acronym for “The American Machine Is Racist” as a way to honor the life of 12-year old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by police in Cleveland, Ohio on November 22nd, 2014.
“I am from Northeast Ohio so I took this event personally. I have children so I empathize deeply with parents who have lost children to senseless violence of any kind,” Vice revealed. “Like all of my music, it may make some people feel uncomfortable, but it’s the truth.”