Boston, like virtually every US city, suffers from racial tensions, gun violence, and tenuous relationships between police and citizens. Over the past year, especially during the campaigns for the presidency, these metropolitan issues have reached a new peak. A lack of transparency and understanding between citizens and police have ravaged certain communities within cities.
Mike Boston, a 41-year-old musician and entrepreneur (who, coincidentally, shares the name of the city in which he lives), is working tirelessly from the back of his pick-up truck to end the vicious cycle of police brutality and backlash against police. Applying his passion for the arts and civic engagement as the cornerstone of his mission, Boston has created Mobile Stu, a portable recording studio in the back of his truck, which he drives across Boston’s neighborhoods to let people record their truths.
Children, adults of every age, and police officers all spit rhymes into Boston’s microphone. The main campaign associated with Mobile Stu is #blackwithblue, which has proven to be a success in de-escalating police-community tensions across the Boston area. Boston has found that the clearest path to improving relationships among all sorts of people is through a pure expression of truth under the creative liberties that accompany transparency and hope.
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