Category: Right Wing Extremism

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 […]

Sufi Musician Amjad Sabri Killed

Popular Pakistan Musician Gunned Down June 23, 2016 – Amjad Sabri, a practicer of the Sufi devotional music Qawwali, was gunned down and killed yesterday by religious nuts. Read more on CNN below. JTMP condemns this brutal murder. Watch a video below of Amjad performing. http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/22/asia/amjad-sabri-singer-killed-pakistan/index.html

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 […]

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 […]

Roger Waters Shreds Donald Trump in RS

Activist-Musician Calls GOP Frontrunner “Pig-ignorant” JAN 20, 2016 – One of JTMP’s favorite musical-activist Roger Waters ripped into the current GOP primary frontrunner Donald Trump in a Rolling Stone interview by Kory Grow, calling Trump “pig-ignorant” and saying, “he stands for everything that is not admirable in American society.” Read more on RS here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/roger-waters-on-donald-trump-he-is-pig-ignorant-20150915#ixzz3xnbvYZwh […]

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 […]

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 […]

Natalie Maines Speaks Out in LubbockOnline Interview

Musical-Activist From Dixie Chicks Speaks Out on Justice and Lack of Support From Her Hometown SEP 19, 2015 – Natalie Maines, outspoken musical-activist and singer for Dixie Chicks, gives a candid interview about her hometown of Lubbock, Texas to a media outlet in Lubbock about the lack of support from the place she grew up. Folks […]

Steve Earle Releases Song & Video “Mississippi It’s Time” with Southern Poverty Law Center

Musical-Activist and SPLC Call For Mississippi to Remove Confederate Battle Flag Emblem From State Flag SEP 10, 2015 – Musical-Activist Steve Earle with his band “the Dukes” has released a powerful and great song called “Mississippi It’s Time” with the Southern Poverty Law Center calling for the south to “look away” from the Confederate Battle Flag and for Mississippi […]