Category: Black Lives Matter

Seattle Times: Activists hold May Day ‘pop-up’ block party in Seattle to protest youth incarceration

The May Day event included hip-hop performances, food, live-painting and speakers MAY 2, 2017 – May Day marches, rallies and even “pop-up parties” to celebrate worker’s rights, and to protest issues such as war and mass incarceration took place all across America yesterday. Neal Morton of The Seattle Times has a cool piece up about […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rap and Free Speech Case Appeal Filed at US Supreme Court

Case Centers Around Teen Punished for Exercising His Free Speech Right Through a Rap Song DEC 24, 2015 – In an outrageous move to stifle free speech, a school board in Mississippi suspended Itawamba agricultural high school student Taylor Bell, or “T-Bizzle” back in 2011 for writing a a rap song “P.S. Coaches The Truth Need To Be […]

Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” Creating Controversy

Chicago Rapper “Chance the Rapper” Attacks Film With Tweets DEC 9, 2015 – Spike Lee’s new movie “Chi-Raq” about gun violence in America, based on the old Greek play Lysistrata where the women hold back sex to try and end the Peloponnesian War, is creating quite a buzz and even a feud between the director Spike […]