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Black Ohio Man Finally Free After 21 Years Spent In Prison For Crime That May Have Never Happened

Charges have been dropped against an Ohio man, Ralph Blaine Smith, who served 21 years in jail for a home invasion prosecutors have no evidence occurred.
Tags: Crime, News, Prison, Jazz, Ohio, Arrests, Black Lives Matter, Exonerated, Bolitics, Civil Rights & Social Justice, Black Stories, Ralph Blaine Smith

No Shock There: Investigation Following Elijah McClain’s Death Shows Racial Bias In Aurora Police Department

Aurora Police Department has history of racial bias according to the investigation the ensued following the death of Elijah McClain
Tags: News, Newsletter, Jazz, Black Lives Matter, SMH, Brutality, Aurora Police Department, For Your Information, Bolitics, Race Matters, Elijah McClain

City Of Philadelphia To Pay Rickia Young $2 Million In Damages For Brutal Beating During Summer Of Protest

Rickia Young to be paid $2 million settlement by city of Philadelphia for 2020 police beating during uprising
Tags: News, Jazz, Philadelphia, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, SMH, Brutality, For Your Information, Bolitics, 2 Million, Rickia Young

#LedenBoykins Black 12-Year-Old Killed After Georgia Patrol Troopers Use PIT Maneuver During Car Chase, Driver Charged With His Murder

12-year-old Leden Boykins died in a car crash after a Georgia State Patrol trooper performed a PIT maneuver on the car he was riding in during a high-speed chase. Charlie Moore, the driver of the car has been charged with his murder.
Tags: Crime, News, Current Events, Jazz, Black Lives Matter, Georgia State Patrol, Charlie Moore, Civil Rights & Social Justice, Leden Boykins

Dirty Game: Judge Blocks Release Of Alvin Motley’s Shooting Death Video That Shows Security Killing Him Over Loud Music

Shelby County Judge Louis Montesi blocks the public release of the surveillance video that shows a security guard shooting and killing Alvin Motley Jr. over loud music
Tags: News, Shooting, Jazz, Black Lives Matter, Shelby County, SMH, R.I.P, For Your Information, Bolitics, Loud music, Alvin Motley, Alvin Motley Jr, Kroger fuel center, unarmed Black man, Louis Montesi

Sleeping While Black: Rayshard Brooks’ Widow Sues Atlanta, Killer Cops For Shooting, Kicking, And Refusing To Help Him

The widow of Rayshard Brooks, is suing the city of Atlanta and the officers involved in his killing, Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan. The suit claims Rolfe refused to offer medical aid to Brooks and kicked him after shooting him twice in the back.
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Atlanta, Lawsuits, Jazz, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, Hate Crimes, Brooks, SMH, Rolfe, Did You Know, For Your Information, For Discussion, People Ain't Isht

Get Them ALL: Ex-Brunswick Georgia District Attorney Jackie Johnson Criminally Charged With Obstruction In Ahmaud Arbery Case

Ex-Brunswick prosecutor Jackie Johnson has been criminally indicted for obstruction and violating her oath in Ahmaud Arbery murder case
Tags: News, Jazz, Arrests, Black Lives Matter, Brunswick, SMH, Brunswick Georgia, For Your Information, Shady, Put on Blast, People Ain't Isht, Bolitics, Jackie Johnson, Ahmaud Arbery, Brunswick prosecutor, Gregory McMi

#BlackLivesMatter: 3 Killer Cops And 2 Pathetic Paramedic Indicted In 2019 Police Brutality Death Of Elijah McClain

3 cops and 2 paramedics indicted by grand jury for 2019 police brutality death of Elijah McClain in which he was put in a chokehold and injected with ketamine
Tags: News, Colorado, Jazz, Arrests, Black Lives Matter, Brutality, For Your Information, Bolitics, Race Matters, Elijah McClain, 3 Cops 2 Paramedics, Grand Jury Indictment

21st Annual BET Awards: What you need to know about the performers, nominees and where to watch

After rushing to put together a virtual event in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the BET Awards return with an in-person ceremony that will recognize artists, entertainers and athletes in 21 categories at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 27. The 21st annual awards show will air live at 8 p.m. on BET and feature performances by Andra Day, City Girls, DaBaby, DJ Khaled, H.E.R., Jazmine Sullivan, Kirk Franklin, Lil Baby, Migos, Moneybagg Yo!, Rapsody, Roddy Ricch, T...
Tags: Music, Awards, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Nba, Chris Brown, Miami, Lebron James, Lil Wayne, Drake, Pasadena

Me, you, Europe, the Universe: recovery and revival at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Already during the initial spread of the coronavirus pandemic during the early months of 2020, when the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest determined the world’s largest and most extravagant musical competition could not take place in May, plans were underway for its return a year later, on 22 May, 2021 in Rotterdam. The intervening year was one of introspection, a year removed from Eurovision temporality as venue, contestants, and songs were retrofitted for the second sixty-fifth annual ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, Featured, France, Racism, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Black Lives Matter, Eurovision Song Contest, Malta, Edith Piaf, Rotterdam, Suriname, Arts & Humanities

These Classical Music Organizations Have Always Been Focused On Racial Equity

The long-overdue work that larger institutions have started on in the wake of last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests has been the day-in-day-out project of some other groups. Joshua Barone talked to people at seven of them — among them the Sphinx Organization, Imani Winds, and Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra — about what they do and what advice they’d give the wider classical industry. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Black Lives Matter, Joshua Barone, 01.27.21

Teflon – “Somethin’ Ain’t Right” (Prod. By Jazimoto)

“Somethin’ Ain’t Right” is a powerful, politically charged new single from Brooklyn emcee Teflon and his go-to producer, Jazimoto. It perfectly captures the state of our country as a whole, particularly how systemic racism is being unveiled for the entire world to see. The track highlights the widespread division in the U.S. and how racism has been at the root of it all. You can see it clearly in numerous current events including the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the rise of the B...
Tags: Brooklyn, Jazz, Black Lives Matter, Singles, Trump, Teflon, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Jazimoto, Jazimoto Diamond Media

Fans Demand More Progressive Politics From Hanson, Drummer Apologizes For Pinterest Account

Since their “MMMBop” days, Hanson have maintained a devoted cult following. That fan base is now reportedly in disarray thanks to the group’s tentative response to the Black Lives Matter movement and one member’s leaked Pinterest account. As Vice reports, Hanson began facing intense fan pressure this past spring due to their silence on George Floyd’s death and the subsequent protests. As their social accounts continued as if nothing was happening in the world, comments flooded in asking the br...
Tags: Music, News, Pinterest, Black Lives Matter, Black, Tulsa, Floyd, Hanson, Zac, Zac Hanson, George Floyd, Black Hanson

Countering college student stress: a Q&A

There has been growing interest in college student mental health, particularly regarding stress and anxiety levels. This seems particularly heightened due to circumstances associated with the pandemic and the societal re-awakening stimulated by the Black Lives Matter movement. Given the long-understood connection between music and stress, we asked three music therapy scholars to discuss reasons for underlying rising student stress levels and share musical methods for promoting college student me...
Tags: Spotify, Books, Music, Featured, Stress, Mental Health, Black Lives Matter, Health & Medicine, KSM, Kimberly Sena Moore, Universities And Colleges, students?Carolyn Moore, Lindsey Wilhelm

Public Enemy's Chuck D: 'Trump is a half-baked celebrity real estate hypocrite'

As Fight the Power is reworked for the age of Black Lives Matter, rap’s elder statesman gives his message for the US election – and explains the ‘hoax’ firing of Flavor FlavIt is 1989 and racial tensions in the US are simmering. Public Enemy have just released Fight the Power on Def Jam, with a video featuring a massive political rally, the Young People’s March to End Racial Violence. Fast-forward 31 years and Public Enemy are back on Def Jam and Fight the Power, immortalised in Spike Lee’s Do t...
Tags: Music, Activism, Protest, Race, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Rap, Culture, US politics, Hip-hop, Spike Lee, Public Enemy, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter

Joyous animated video for Nina Simone's "Color Is A Beautiful Thing"

Musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone's Fodder On My Wings from 1982 was one of her mostly forgotten albums until its reissue this year by Verve Records. In celebration, director Sharon Liu and animators Nicolette van Gendt & Duncan Gist created this beautiful and uplifting music video for the High Priestess of Soul's nursery rhyme-like tune "Color Is A Beautiful Thing." — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Civil Rights, Black Lives Matter, Nina Simone, Fodder On My Wings, Sharon Liu, Nicolette van Gendt Duncan Gist

Watch: Stevie Wonder's incredible statement on Breonna Taylor, the George Floyd uprising, the election, and the universe

From a statement that Stevie Wonder released yesterday, titled "The Universe Is Watching Us — Stevie Wonder In His Feelings": "As time is evolving, it seems so much has changed. So much is moving to a different rhythm. The way we work, live, love, meet, and greet.— Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, Politics, News, Activism, Stevie Wonder, Black Lives Matter, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd

Watch: Stevie Wonder's statement on Breonna Taylor, the George Floyd uprising, the election, and the universe

From a statement that Stevie Wonder released yesterday, titled "The Universe Is Watching Us — Stevie Wonder In His Feelings": "As time is evolving, it seems so much has changed. So much is moving to a different rhythm. The way we work, live, love, meet, and greet.… Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, Politics, News, Activism, Stevie Wonder, Black Lives Matter, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd

Louisville Protesters Chant “Burn It Down!” After Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor Aren’t Charged for Her Murder (VIDEOS)

Protesters have taken to the streets of Louisville after the Jefferson County grand jury announced their decision to charge just ONE officer, Brett Hankison, with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment … not for killing Breonna Taylor, but for bullets that entered neighboring apartments. Reaction to the Grand Jury announcement in Louisville. #Louisville #BreonnaTaylor — Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) September 23, 2020 A man just nearly pulled his...
Tags: Videos, News, Kentucky, Protests, Jazz, Black Lives Matter, Taylor, Protesters, Louisville, Jefferson County, Louisville Kentucky, Louisville Louisville, Breonna Taylor, Brett Hankison, Black Lives Matter Protests, Breonna Taylor Protests

Happy birthday to John Coltrane

Born on this day in 1926, the great John Coltrane. Here is Saint John performing his civil rights elegy "Alabama" composed after members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 167th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young Black girls and injuring more than a dozen others. "You can play a shoestring if…
Tags: Video, Music, News, Alabama, Civil Rights, Jazz, John Coltrane, Black Lives Matter, Black, Saint John, Ku Klux Klan, Birmingham Alabama, A Love Supreme, 167th Street Baptist Church

Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Joseph Apologizes For Social Justice Tweets

Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph has issued an apology after facing criticism for seemingly joking about fans asking him to use his platform to speak out about Black Lives Matter and other social justice issues. "you guys keep asking me to use my platforms. feels good to dust these bad boys off," Joseph initially tweeted … More »
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Professional Tap Dancer Terry Crews Suggests Boycotting Atlanta Strip Club Magic City, Black Twitter Eats Him Alive

Terry Crews has his tap-dancing shoes laced up real tight today! The actor who has now become best known for his c**ntastic social media statements has become a trending topic on Twitter once again, this time thanks to a tweet where he called for a boycott of the popular Atlanta strip club Magic City. “BOYCOTT MAGIC CITY,” the actor turned professional tap dancer wrote. He also added” the hashtag “#blacklovematters” to the post, because of course, he did. BOYCOTT MAGIC CITY#blacklovematters — t...
Tags: Celebs, America, Atlanta, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Black Lives Matter, Terry Crews, Terry, Kenosha, Black Twitter, Brian Smith, Tyree, Plata, Magic City, Talbert

17-Year-Old Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse Pictured in Front Row of Donald Trump Rally in January

Kyle Rittenhouse—the 17-year-old white supremacist suspected of murdering two people and injuring another during Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin—was photographed in the front row of a Donald Trump rally back in January. Kyle Howard Rittenhouse’s social media pages were filled with photos and videos showing him posing with weapons, posts supporting “Blue Lives Matter,” and comments speaking of misogyny and white supremacy. Wednesday evening (Aug. 26), after Rittenhouse’s was arrested, ...
Tags: Photos, Facebook, Politics, Crime, News, Wisconsin, Jazz, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Kenosha, Trump Supporters, White Supremacy, Blake, BuzzFeed News, Drake University, Kyle

The Evolution Of Hip Hop In The 2000s

‘Fight the Power,’ a hot hip-hop song in the late 1980s, was a revolutionary anthem emphatic of the rampant racism around the country. ‘In Da Club’, another famous hip-hop song in 2003, was a celebration of the lavish lifestyle of hip-hop artists. Note the difference? While both songs hit the Billboard charts, they echo two different messages. In the late 80s and the early 90s, chart-topping hip-hop songs focused on political messages, but towards the 2000s, artists shifted focus to singing abo...
Tags: News, Jay Z, America, Kanye West, Jazz, Drake, Black Lives Matter, Da Club, OutKast, Lottoland, Poppa Sims, Social Media Platforms Today, YouTube SoundCloud Facebook

Burna Boy: Twice as Tall review – fun and fury from Nigerian pop polymath

(Atlantic)By rooting modern production in traditional melody, and drawing on various musical styles while staying true to African pop, Burna Boy defines multilayered black identityFor a vivid snapshot of what Burna Boy is capable of, head for track 12 of new album Twice as Tall, entitled Monsters You Made. The music is modern Africa, in the same way grime precisely captured young London of the day. Drill down, and the cleverly deconstructed phrases echo familiar-sounding black music concepts – i...
Tags: Music, London, Nigeria, Africa, World news, Culture, Atlantic, Pop and rock, Chris Martin, Coldplay, Black Lives Matter, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stormzy, Burna Boy, Ama Ata Aidoo

5 powerful performances from the 20th annual BET Awards

For two decades, the BET Network has celebrated Black culture with its annual awards ceremony. While the event usually takes place inside Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles, Sunday’s awards ceremony was carried out virtually due to the continued spread of coronavirus. Not only was BET commemorating the 20th anniversary of its awards show, but 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of the BET Network itself. Inglewood-born actress and comedian Amanda Seales hosted the broadcast from ...
Tags: Music, Texas, Microsoft, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gigi, Alicia Keys, Nba, Lebron James, Ferguson Missouri, Lil Wayne, Public Enemy, Black Lives Matter, Richard, Bet

Call him ‘El Roth’: Van Halen legend David Lee Roth says he’s changed his name

David Lee Roth has changed his name. The former Van Halen front man now wants to be called “David L. Roth” or “El Roth.” The change was inspired by the current movement in the music industry to disown words having to do with the slavery that existed in the South — which comes in response to the Black Lives Matter protests that rose up after the death of George Floyd. Roth made the announcement via social media, posting a piece of artwork he’d created, showing a giant frog by a tiny human, with t...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Celebrities, News, Cdc, La, Sport, Dave, David, Soccer, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, South, Bay Area, Van Halen, Ron Jeremy

How US K-pop fans became a political force to be reckoned with

Expect more online raids of the kind that drowned out a racist BLM backlash and humiliated Donald Trump, experts sayIt started as an attempt to blunt the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement but it ended in derision. When the #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag appeared on Twitter, its unintended descent into ridicule was driven not by hardened political activists but by a loose coalition of young people worldwide united by their love of South Korean pop music.Those hoping to hold back the tide of su...
Tags: Music, Technology, Activism, US, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Pop and rock, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Bts, Black Lives Matter Movement, K-pop, Tiktok, US elections 2020

WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence Outright REFUSES to Say “Black Lives Matter,” Even on Juneteenth

During an interview with an ABC affiliate in Pennsylvania on Friday (Jun. 19), Mike Pence refused to say the words “Black lives matter,” instead saying that “all lives matter.” Via CNN: “Let me just say that what happened to George Floyd was a tragedy,” Pence told 6ABC Action News in Philadelphia when asked directly if he would say that Black lives matter. “And in this nation, especially on Juneteenth, we celebrate the fact that from the founding of this nation we’ve cherished the ideal that all...
Tags: Videos, Politics, Wtf, News, Abc, America, Pennsylvania, Jazz, Philadelphia, Brian, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Christ, Black, Mike Pence, Pence

Brother of Robert Fuller, Black Man Found Dead Hanging From Tree in California, Killed in Shootout With Police

Exactly one week after Robert Fuller’s body was found hanging from a tree in a park in Southern California, his brother was killed in a shootout with Los Angeles police. Terron Jammal Boone, Fuller’s half-brother, was shot dead by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon (Jun. 17) in Rosamond—just north of the Los Angeles County border—after authorities say he opened fire on them. A team of deputies were looking for Boone—who was wanted for kidnapping, spousal assault and assaul...
Tags: Crime, News, California, Los Angeles, Fbi, Jazz, Police Shooting, Black Lives Matter, Los Angeles Times, Southern California, Boone, Los Angeles County, Harsch, Palmdale California, Palmdale, Fuller

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