Anderson .Paak composed the tune based on his own experience attending Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others at the hand of police officers. He created a sad reminder that despite any progress there is still a long way to go for justice.
The recently released remixed version features additional poignant verses from JID, Noname, and Jay Rock.
Philadelphia Threatens Protest Encampment With Eviction But Still Has No Plan For Unhoused Residents
Community support prevented the eviction of a protest camp in Philadelphia. Unhoused organizers say they are not going anywhere without a housing guarantee.
Asset forfeiture is potentially a major obstacle to defunding police because the public lacks control over external revenue sources.
Shadowproof compiled a list acknowledging musicians (primarily Black musicians), who are using their platforms to amplify anti-racist activism.
Efforts by officials to blame “outside agitators” for looting, vandalism, and arson during the George Floyd protests flopped.
Kim and Brian sit down for an extended conversation on the current Black Lives Matter protests, policing and police reform, media literacy, and more.
Ambrose Akinmusire is a black jazz musician from Oakland who plays trumpet. Over the past decade, he has distinguished himself as an artist capable of infusing the notes he plays with a gracefulness and boldness that gives compositions a dynamic spirit. For his recent album, “Origami Harvest” (2018), Akinmusire wrestled
Jazz musician Kamasi Washington reworked the theme for Bruce Lee’s “Fists Of Fury” film into a theme for the movement for black lives. The song appears on Washington’s forthcoming double album, “Heaven and Earth,” as part of the “Earth side” that he says will represent the world as he sees
The Department of Homeland Security has refused to release any version of a report on surveillance of Black activists that the agency called the “Race Paper.”
John Mellencamp produced an oil painting inspired by street art that pointedly declares, “Martin Luther King had a dream, and this ain’t it.” King deliberately looks nothing like the civil rights leader. It is on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the “Mellencamp” exhibit