Category: Equality

RapUp: Beyonce and Dixie Chicks CMA Performance Removed From Site After Too Many Racist Comments

CMA Also Scrubs Their Performance From Social Media Sites NOV 5, 2016 – CMA is getting criticized for scrubbing their website and social media platforms after receiving too many racist comments from their viewers. Obviously there viewership consist of racists on large numbers, a “basket of deplorable”. Statements often used the n-word, and one viewer […]

NY Times: Beyonce in ‘Formation’: Entertainer, Activist or Both?

Feb 15, 2016 – Three writers and music critics for the NY Times, Jon Caramanica Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, have a good piece up about the current dust up and controversy of Beyonce’s recent Super Bowl halftime show where there were African-Americans in “uniform” and marching in “Formation” to speak out about police killing kids in inner […]

New and Young Voters Come Out in Droves For Bernie Sanders

Two-Thirds of Democratic Voters Favor His Single-Payer Health Care System FEB 10, 2016 – New Hampshire primary exit polls showed that young voters was the key to victory for Senator Bernie Sander’s victory, and two-thirds of those voters favor his single-payer health care system. Democratic voters were concerned about inequality and political integrity, in sharp contrast […]

TheDailyTarHeel: Racial politics and the history of southern soul music are linked, says visiting lecturer

Charles L. Hughes, director of the Memphis Center at Rhodes College, gives lecture NOV 6, 2015 – Maria Mullis has a great article up on The Daily Tar Heel about Dr. Charles Hughes from Rhodes College who just gave a lecture about music, racism, and southern culture. This is a must read for anybody interested […]

Happy Indigenous People’s Day!

Cities and People Across America Turn Away From Columbus Day Celebrations OCT 12, 2015 – JTMP joins the bandwagon in moving away from recognizing today as celebrating Columbus landing in the Americas and the genocide that followed, and instead focus on “continental unity and liberation” and celebrate today as “Indigenous People’s Day”. Indigenous People’s Day got […]

Wondaland Talks Music and Activism with HuffPo

Music Collective Talks About Black Lives Matter Movement OCT 6, 2015 – The music collective Wondaland chatted music, activism and the Black Lives Matter movement in a good piece by Nsenga Burton on HuffPo at the Centennial Park community event in Atlanta, Georgia recently. Wondaland member Roman GianArthur, a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and engineer, told HuffPo, “We don’t approach social […]