Category Archives: Politics

Media Questions Of The Week

When will Missy’s new music for 2019 be released? 

Why did President Trump disinvite some of the key music industry people behind the Music Modernization Act to the signing ceremony at the White House? 

 

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Media Questions Of The Week

Will the Republicans lose the House in November after they confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court? 

Was Bette Midler’s comment about “Women being the N-word of the world” misunderstood? Does Midler know that Yoko Ono lifted that quote from Zora Neale Hurston? 

 

 

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Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys & Michael Stipe Join Kavanaugh Protest

Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys and Michael Stipe have joined the lineup of artists to attend the Bravery Is Contagious March this Thursday in Washington D.C. to protest the potential nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Last week America watched Kavanaugh defend himself before the Senate Judiciary Committee after being accused of sexual assault by multiple women including Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford.

The event is being organized by Party Majority PAC and it is not clear if there will actually be a concert. The official site for the event states that a vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination is expected by Friday. There is also a list of senator’s telephone numbers for citizens to call and voice their displeasure. The site also has a message encouraging people to walk out wherever they are to protest and show solidarity with all. 

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters Taps YBN Cordae as Youth Leader to Raise Voter Awareness

On Friday, September 14th, representative Maxine Waters celebrated hip-hop culture at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 48th annual Legislative Conference and welcomed YBN Cordae to join Common and others on the Young, Gifted And Black panel. The panel was put together to raise voter awareness, particularly young people and Waters chose to be a community leader to speak about the importance of voting in November’s election. 

YBN talked about his talents and did a freestyle about people dealing with economic pressure and praise for Maxine Waters. 

YBN most recently appeared on YBN: The Mixtape with fellow crew members YBN Nahmir and YBN Almighty Jay. 

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Angela Davis Talks About Aretha Franklin’s Offer To Post Her Bail

Angela Davis talks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! about Aretha Franklin’s offer to post her bail in 1970 after she was arrested for murder, kidnapping and conspiracy because of her link to the Marin County courthouse incident. Davis was shunned by most Americans because of her Communist views but Franklin openly supported her campaign to be freed. Davis talks about this time and what Franklin means to her history. She also speaks on Franklin’s contribution to feminism and how her singing inspired people to want a better America. 

Goodman later speaks with Duke professor and author Mark Anthony Neal about Franklin’s career. 

 

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