In his new book, “It’s Not Regular,” Jahmal Cole uses images from his daily life to show the poor conditions in his community, that are passed off as “regular” and the everyday norm.
Jahmal began writing the book after giving a speech in 2019 during an MLK event.
Cole also launched an initiative called “It’s Not Regular,” and started posting #itsnotregular signs throughout the South and West sides.e
“I’ve been putting #itsnotregular signs in front of places I don’t think exist in other communities. The abundance of check cashing businesses and liquor stores, for example. If we don’t start challenging these things that are all around us, if we don’t start calling out these injustices that keep taking advantage of us, we’re going to continue to be taken advantage of.”
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