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Rock ‘n’ Roll campers talk music, social justice at MTSU

The Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp still brings dozens of girls ready to learn new instruments and jam with others at Middle Tennessee State University in its 14th year. But this year, organizers wanted to bring the wider world, with its range of music and its pressing issues, into the camp for its 53 students…

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JTMP Attends DC National Cannabis Festival

420 Event Brings Music, Education, Advocacy and Entrepreneurs Together APR 24, 2016 – JTMP attended the first annual National Cannabis Festival here in DC that brought cannabis activists and entrepreneurs together for a day of music, education, advocacy, munchies and 420 fun. It was held in DC, for DC is setting the tone for the East…

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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…

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TheConversation: Woody Guthrie, ‘Old Man Trump’ and a real estate empire’s racist foundation

Nick Lehr With Post up About Guthrie and Trump Connection “In December 1950, Woody Guthrie signed his name to the lease of a new apartment in Brooklyn. Even now, over half a century later, that uninspiring document prompts a double-take. Below all the legal jargon is the signature of the man who had composed “This…

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Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Set to Cinematic Video

Director Colin Tilley Makes Epic-like Video Worthy of Award DEC 28, 2015 – Rapper Kendrick Lamar has teamed up with director Colin Tilley for a music video of his song, “Alright“, and it is a great production you must watch, and in JTMP’s opinion worthy of nominations and awards, specifically for any activist or social…

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President Obama Wants to “Ban The Box”

White House Announces New Actions to Help the Formerly-Incarcerated NOV 3, 2015 – President Obama announced yesterday that he is taking measures to help the formerly-incacerated reintegrate back into society, such as “banning the box” on federal job applications (check here if you have been incarcerated before), grants for education, tech training, housing assistance and sealing…

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