“Hands up don’t shoot. We ain’t got no guns we ain’t got no drugs hands up don’t shoot.” Take a listen to Pearl Star Student, Queen McElrath, showing love and talent for Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson.
This is our new bimonthly video series, The Illipsis, written, starring and produced by DJ, video essayist and cultural critic Jay Smooth.In this first episode, Jay deconstructs the history of hip-hop to illuminate how young activists can continue challenging and reshaping the status quo today.
With more than a billion people spread across 54 countries speaking more than 3,000 languages, Africa cannot — and should not — be limited to a single narrative. Africa Straight Up is a more complete story about Africa and its diaspora.
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There’s only one night of the year when every genre of music can live together under one house and be broadcasted into the homes of millions of adoring fans. The Grammy Awards are the ultimate musical experience. From country to rock and R&B to hip-hop, the hottest entertainers of the moment are all dressed up and ready to command the stage!
Watch as they perform the hits that got them there in the first place!
Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Hotter Than July (1980)
Song: Happy Birthday
Event : Nelson Mandela Day
At its release, the Happy Birthday song was campaigning for the establishment of a national holiday in memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King. In 1986, Stevie Wonder’s determination paid off when Ronald Reagan introduced into U.S. law the third monday of january as a holiday in memory of Martin Luther King.