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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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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…

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Pussy Riot Releases “I Can’t Breathe” Inspired by Eric Garner

Art-Activist-Rock Band Releases First English Speaking Song With Dramatic Video FEB 19, 2015 – Pussy Riot, the art-activist-rock collective or “band” from Russia that is constantly protesting Putin and his regime, and constantly getting hassled, beaten, arrested and even jailed for it, have released their first English speaking song called “I Can’t Breathe” inspired by…

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AP: Stevie Wonder Speaks Out Against Racism, Guns

MUSICAL ACTIVIST ALSO CALLS FOR BETTER ACCESS FOR THE DISABLED NOV 13, 2014 – Stevie Wonder spoke out against many issues at his 2014 tour kickoff concert in New York city last Thursday (NOV 6), commenting about several issues such as gun control, racism, and even better services and access for the disabled. Playing at MSG,…

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