Music, from Selma to Ferguson, USA

This is one movie that I won’t miss … so related to our current times!!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 4 December 2014 music video from the USA is called John Legend – Glory.

From Hitfix in the USA:

Hear Common drop a Ferguson reference in John Legend’s original ‘Selma’ song

By Matt Patches | Friday, Dec 5, 2014 1:43 PM

Politics are all but removed from today’s pop music. If musicians gamble on voicing an opinion in a single, they risk alienating the audience that keeps them afloat. Playing it safe makes them stars.

That may be true for some musicians today, but not for all. See, eg, here or here. However, whether the corporate record and radio industries will help musicians with critical lyics is another issue.

The trepidation is in stark contrast to, say, 1964, when Nina Simone felt assured enough to sing her ferocious protest song “Mississippi Goddam” to a crowd of white Carnegie Hall patrons. Like “Four Women” or “To…

View original post 294 more words

This entry was posted in Equality by Dr. Rex. Bookmark the permalink.

About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

2 thoughts on “Music, from Selma to Ferguson, USA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.