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Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers

Listen to how artists have explored what it means — and could mean — to be American.
Tags: Music, News, Classical Music, Davis, Alvin, Black People, Smith, Leon, Black Lives Matter Movement, Coleman, Bryan, Roberts, Nathalie, William Grant, Singleton, Tania




Beyoncé urges voters to 'dismantle a racist and unequal system' in the US

The singer made a call to action as she was given a humanitarian BET award by Michelle Obama, who said ‘her activism demands justice for black lives’Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election, and calling on them to “dismantle a racist and unequal system” in the country.Michelle Obama highlighted Beyoncé’s commitment to the black community before presenting her with the...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, US, US news, Culture, Michelle Obama, Bet, Black Lives Matter Movement


Beyoncé urges Black community to 'vote like our life depends on it' in BET awards speech

The singer was awarded the humanitarian award by Michelle Obama, who said ‘her activism demands justice for Black lives’Beyoncé has been awarded the humanitarian award at the BET Awards, using her speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election.Michelle Obama highlighted Beyonce’s commitment to the Black community before presenting her with the award, saying: “You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to Black joy and Bla...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, US, US news, Culture, Michelle Obama, Bet, Black, Black Lives Matter Movement


James Brown’s Will: Is It Inching Toward Closure After 14 Years?

A decision by the Supreme Court of South Carolina has raised expectations that the many legal fights over the singer’s estate may soon be drawing to a close.
Tags: Music, News, James Brown, South Carolina, Black Lives Matter Movement, Brown, Hynie, Wills and Estates, Scholarships and Fellowships, Marriages, Pop and Rock Music, Suits and Litigation (Civil, James (1933-2006, Copyrights and Copyright Violations, Supreme Court of South Carolina, Tommie Rae


Jazz Is Built for Protests. Jon Batiste Is Taking It to the Streets.

The pianist and “Late Show” bandleader has been bringing musical wake-up calls to events across New York.
Tags: News, Jazz, Colbert, Black People, Stephen, Black Lives Matter Movement, Parker, Jon Batiste, Batiste, Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Program, Jon (1986-, George Floyd Protests (2020, William (1952-


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


Taylor Swift: 'Racial injustice has been ingrained in US state government'

Pop star urges fans to vote for candidates committed to fighting police brutality, and shares Barack Obama essayTaylor Swift has accused local and state governments in the US of harbouring institutional racism, and has called on her fans to elect candidates committed to fighting police brutality.The pop star told her 86 million Twitter followers: “Racial injustice has been ingrained deeply into local and state governments, and changes MUST be made there. In order for policies to change, we need ...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Race, US, Social Media, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Black Lives Matter Movement, George Floyd, Barack Obama essayTaylor Swift


Rhiannon Giddens: ‘I see this album as part of a movement to reclaim black female history’

The Grammy-winning artist’s collaborative project Songs of Our Native Daughters puts poems and narratives about slavery to musicThe song came to the Grammy award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens a few years ago. It sounded like a nursery rhyme sung from the unquestioning perspective of a child. “Mama’s cryin’ long,” it began. “Mama’s hands are shaking.” A tale unfurled from this point about an enslaved woman, forced to lie down “again and again” by the “boss’s man”. One night, she kills him, th...
Tags: Music, Culture, Folk Music, Louisiana, North America, Americana, Black Lives Matter Movement, Rhiannon Giddens, Giddens, Leyla McCalla, MeToo Movement, Allison Russell Amythyst Kiah


Watch VICELAND’s ‘Noisey: Bay Area,’ With E-40, G-Eazy, Nef The Pharaoh & More

From the hyphy movement to the Black Lives Matter Movement. The post Watch VICELAND’s ‘Noisey: Bay Area,’ With E-40, G-Eazy, Nef The Pharaoh & More appeared first on 2DOPEBOYZ.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Nef The Pharaoh, Black Lives Matter Movement, E-40, Viceland, G-Eazy


We Still Doing This?? Lil Wayne Says He Feels Zero Connection To The Black Lives Matter Movement [Video]

In the full clip, Wayne got frustrated, snatched off his mic, and claimed “I ain’t no politician.” We understand that his life isn’t the same as the average Black man’s…but come on. How he can turn a blind
Tags: News, Viral Videos, Jazz, Black Lives Matter Movement, Wayne, SMH, For Your Information, For Discussion, What The Hell


Lil’ Wayne on Black Lives Matter Movement: “I Don’t Feel Connected”

Lil’ Wayne recently sat down with ABC’s Nightline for an interview. Before the piece airs on Wednesday at 12:35 a.m. EST, Nightline drops a preview of their conversation with the Young Money rapper. In a clip released online, Lil’ Wayne is asked about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement. “What is it? What do you mean?,” says Lil’ Wayne, who appears puzzled and confused. He would go on to say, “That just sounds weird, I don’t know that you put a name on. It’s not a name…It’s not ‘...
Tags: Abc, Interviews, Nightline, America, Jazz, Lil Wayne, Black Lives Matter Movement, Wayne, Sigh


Lil’ Wayne on Black Lives Matter Movement: “My Life Matter”

Lil’ Wayne recently sat down with ABC’s Nightline for an interview. Before the piece airs on Wednesday at 12:35 a.m. EST, Nightline drops a preview of their conversation with the Young Money rapper. In a clip released online, Lil’ Wayne is asked about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement. “What is it? What do you mean?,” says Lil’ Wayne, who appears puzzled and confused. He would later proceed and say, “My life matter, especially to my bi**hes.” Watch the preview below before the ...
Tags: Abc, Interviews, Nightline, Jazz, Lil Wayne, Black Lives Matter Movement, Wayne, Sigh


Twitter Drags Venus Williams For Saying “All Lives Matter” After Serena Speaks Out Against Police Brutality

For nearly 20 years, we’ve not only marveled the talent of Venus and Serena Williams, but also their close relationship. Well, the two might not be on the same page when it comes to police brutality because Venus just uttered those dreaded dismissive words: All Lives Matter. Earlier this week, Serena received much praise after revealing her concerns about police brutality in a heartfelt Facebook post. While being driven by her black 18-year-old nephew, the tennis star couldn’t help but reflect o...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Wtf, Celebs, Sports, Awareness, Pop Culture, Jazz, Police Brutality, Serena Williams, Venus, Venus Williams, Serena, Black Lives Matter Movement, Lynn, Julio Jones


Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh Threatens Obama During Dallas Shooting, Warns “Real America” Is Coming for Him & Black Lives Matter “Punks”

As a sniper opened fire on protesters and killed multiple police officers in Dallas, former congressman Joe Walsh was slowly losing his mind. The conservative radio pundit quickly took to Twitter to condemn the Black Lives Matter Movement and basically threatened the President of the United States’ life. Threatening the President is a class E felony under the United States Code Title 18, Section 871. If Walsh was really down for his cause, he should go ahead stand in solidarity with officers by...
Tags: Politics, Wtf, News, Obama, President Obama, United States, President Barack Obama, Jazz, Dallas, BLM, Threats, Walsh, Black Lives Matter Movement, Joe Walsh


Black lives matter. So does Islamophobia. Beyoncé in a sari? Not so much | Nosheen Iqbal

Some cultural appropriation​ i​s insensitive. ​But not every battle is worth having if it segregates culture and distracts from ​battling real prejudice‘Is it OK to use the black emojis if you’re not black?” As conversation starters about identity politics go, few seem more juvenile and current than this one. (FYI, to avoid the tedium of this real-life chat I had recently, it’s easier to stick with your own skin tone.) And yet, here we are, at the frontier of “being woke”. On one hand, this mean...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Instagram, Police, India, Race issues, US policing, Coldplay, Hyde Park, Black Twitter, Black Lives Matter Movement, Becky, Nosheen Iqbal


Singer MIA faces criticism for comments on Beyoncé and Black Lives Matter

Maya Arulpragasam said Black Lives Matter is the only problem talked about in the US and called on Beyoncé to highlight plight of other groups, such as SyriansMIA has been criticised for her comments about Beyoncé, the Black Lives Matter movement and the lack of similar protest organisation aimed at addressing violence towards Muslims.In an interview in the Evening Standard, the singer (whose real name is Maya Arulpragasam) said that Black Lives Matter is the only problem that’s talked about in ...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, US, Culture, Mia, Maya Arulpragasam, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter Movement


How #BlackLivesMatter started a musical revolution

Anger over racism and injustice has borne bitter, brilliant fruit in political music from artists such as Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and D’Angelo. Daphne A Brooks hails a new, vital era of protest songWe are experiencing a new golden age of protest music, that much is sure. You could say its moment emerged near the goalposts of Levi’s Stadium last month, on the mark where Beyoncé, the biggest and longest-reigning megastar musician of her generation, executed an inspired, insurgent assault on the me...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Protest, World news, US news, Rap, Culture, Race issues, Hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar, Black Lives Matter Movement, Bey, Levi 's Stadium, Beyoncé Kendrick Lamar, D'Angelo Daphne A Brooks


This is a black conversation: give us the space to be heard | Eliza Anyangwe

All kinds of people have been weighing in on the politics of Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé’s recent performances. But sometimes, just sometimes, it’s black voices that matter mostIf the reactions to Kendrick Lamar’s performance at the Grammys on Monday night, and to Beyoncé’s performance at the Super Bowl a fortnight earlier, are anything to go by, you could almost script the various responses to the next time a black artist makes a political statement on stage.The conservative right will shake its...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Culture, Race issues, Kendrick Lamar, Grammys, Grammy Awards 2016, Black Lives Matter Movement, Eliza Anyangwe


7 Critiques on Beyonce’s “Formation” Video

What’s been most interesting to me about Beyonce’s “Formation” video isn’t the video, but the way Black folk have been reacting to it.  It’s as if, Beyonce is the Second Coming.  Yes, I know that, for many she is.  No one seemed to be immune from the global euphoria.  Not celebs.  For example,   Beyonce! Beyonce! Beyonce! #redlobster #hotsauce #blackbillgates #Formation EVERYTHING! — Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 6, 2016 And certainly not Bey’s superfans, aka stans: What is it...
Tags: Music, New York, Texas, Gabrielle Union, Beyonce, Obama, Alabama, Blog, Brooklyn, United States, New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana, Michael Jackson, BLM, Nina Simone


Beyoncé unleashes Black Panthers homage at Super Bowl 50

Star makes political statement with dancers posing with raised fists à la Tommie Smith and John Carlos at 1968 OlympicsWith references to the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X and the Black Panthers, Beyoncé’s half-time show at the Super Bowl on Sunday might be the most radical political statement from the superstar in her 20-year career.Backing dancers wearing Black Panther-style berets and clad in black leather were photographed after the performance posing with raised fists evocative of ...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, World news, US news, Race issues, US policing, Super Bowl, Black Lives Matter Movement, Malcolm X, Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Mexico City Continue



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