Above, Malcolm X in First Street Green Art Park.
And below, a work in progress of KRS-One on Second Street at First Avenue (via East Village Walls) ... Wide Open Walls:
Jorit has started to mark his portraits with two red lines or scars on the cheek that refer to ancient African rituals, like scarification. This ritual indicates the passing from childhood to adult age. Jorit is firmly convinced that the differences of race, gender, religion and social class do not mean anything with respect to the characteristics that are similar in all human beings, and give us our shared humanity.
H/T Steven for the initial KRS-One mural pic