Double Play Tuesdays: GUN VIOLENCE

Double Play Tuesdays: GUN VIOLENCE

"Gun Violence"

by Nikkolos Mohammed

Painting by: Marcelle Ferron ( a Quebecoise painter was a major figure in the Quebeccontemporary art scene, associated with the Automatistes.) .

Surrealist automatism is a method of art making in which the artist suppresses conscious control over the making process, allowing the unconscious mind to have great sway.

Photo: Pete Maravich. Louisiana State University

at LSU, Maravich scored 3,667 points—1,138 of those in 1968, 1,148 in 1969, and 1,381 in 1970—while averaging 43.8, 44.2, and 44.5 points per game.

This success gave him the nickname "Pistol" Pete Maravich.

French control of Louisiana

The hostility between the French and British flared up again two years before the beginning of the Seven Years' War in Europe. In North America, the war became known as the French and Indian War. After some early victories from 1754 to 1757, thanks to help from their Native American allies, the French suffered several disastrous defeats in Canada from 1758 to 1760, culminating in the surrender of the capital city, Quebec. With the loss of Canada, defense of Louisiana became impossible.

The Treaty of Paris, signed on 10 February 1763, formalized the eviction of the French from North America. Canada and the east bank of the Mississippi were handed over to Great Britain (Province of Quebec (1763–91)). New Orleans and the west bank of the river had been secretly given to Spain the previous year. This decision provoked the departure of a few settlers; however, the Spaniards effectively took control of their new territories, which they named Louisiana, rather late (in 1766), and there was not much Spanish immigration. To the East, the United States foresaw the conquest of the West; commercial navigation on the Mississippi was opened to Americans in 1795.


Los Angeles based visual artist that investigates social constructs through objects and painting mediums.