‘This Is America’ …. “🎼🎼 Childish Gambino …. Did you Catch all the Themes? 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~May 9, 2018~~ 

THIS IS AMERICA VIDEO … IN A NUTSHELL

Did you catch all the themes in Childish Gambino’s “This is America”?

Quite a strong message.

The title is right on target:

This IS America!

Be forewarned.

Some content may be offensive to some who may shy away from the sad reality.

I had to look up the lyrics to get the full meaning.

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How Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Indicts and Challenges Its Audience
The controversial new music video by Donald Glover and Hiro Murai has amassed millions of YouTube views while exposing viewers to the horrors of the black experience in America.

~IRA MADISON III~

Have you ever been grateful for something that you find aesthetically revolting?

The caustically violent “This Is America,” Donald Glover’s latest single and video under his musical moniker Childish Gambino, is exactly that.

The song, which blends jazz, hip-hop, and South African melodies to deliver a scheming-up mantra of “get your money, black man,” takes on an entirely different tone when paired with its Hiro Murai-directed music video that depicts Glover maniacally dancing while simultaneously murdering black people in pastoral tableaus.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

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Informative video but there were some other things I picked up/read about:

1. His pants are supposed to be similar to the basics of confederate army uniforms
2. SZA (the women at the end) is representing lady liberty passively watching this all going on, which is ironic since she’s the symbol of freedom.
3. The horse followed by the police car is a biblical reference “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.” – Revelation 6:8 “
4. The cars shown in the video are all 80s-90s make. They’re not like the typical rap cars you see in videos.
5. Kids on their cellphones represent how passive we are when things happen in front of us. There has been many occasions when something fatal could have been stopped, but people were too busy recording it on their phones.
Anyways! That’s a few takeaways I’ve had.

Good art always provokes thought and conversation.

I love how this video has done that.

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The Voice 2018 …. “🎼🎼🎼 Kyla Jade – Top 10: ‘This Is Me’ …. 🎼🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~May 8, 2018~~ 

KYLA JADE

THIS IS ME

What a voice! What a talent!

Per her own admission, the song is perfect for her as it expresses her personal feelings. In the live show, Kyla spoke of a comment in her social media:

“Kyla has an amazing voice but I don’t know if I can watch her in a concert.”

Very painful for her because she’s has feelings of poor self esteem and her personal experiences haven’t all been rosy.

Her talent shines through!

Enjoy her performance!!

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This Is Me” is a song performed by Keala Settle for the film The Greatest Showman.

It was released on October 26, 2017, by Atlantic Records as a promotional single from The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

It won the 2017 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 90th Academy Awards.

~Wikipedia~

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~~”This Is Me”~~

The Voice 2018 Kyla Jade

~~Published on May 7, 2018~~

Kyla Jade sings Keala Settle’s “This Is Me” during the live Top 10 performances.

Top 10 

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Ellen DeGeneres …. “🇺🇸 Sits Down with Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr. 🇺🇸 …. “!!


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~~May 5, 2018~~ 

ONE BRAVE MAN

Ellen calls James Shaw Jr. a ‘brave man,’ introduces him to Dwyane Wade

As far as I am concerned this was a better way, a better setting and better people to recognize the bravery of James Shaw, Jr.

There was no need for the NRA or the utter idiot in the Oval.

This brave man is better known, better regarded and rewarded because of his deeds.

The important people are with him!

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On Wednesday’s episode of “Ellen,” May 2, host Ellen DeGeneres sat down with James Shaw Jr. – the 29-year-old Nashvillian now known as the “Waffle House Hero” after wrestling a gun away from a shooter at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tenn.

During his interview with DeGeneres, Shaw recounted the events of the April 22 attack, which left four dead.

“Wow … You’re a really brave man,” DeGeneres said, and her audience broke into applause.

She also asked Shaw how he felt about being called a hero.

“I don’t have a problem with it,” he said. “It’s just if you’re in that same situation, I want  you to know that a regular guy did it, and I want you to emulate that same thing, and know you have that fire inside yourself.”

The two discussed the GoFundMe campaign Shaw had set up for funeral expenses for the victims, as well as the campaign for Shaw and his daughter set up by journalist Yashar Ali.

~SOURCE~

http://www.tennessean.com

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~~Ellen Sits Down with Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr.~~

~~Published on May 2, 2018~~

James Shaw Jr. made headlines after bravely disarming the shooter who opened fire in a Tennessee Waffle House in April.

He sat down with Ellen to talk about his experience and how anyone can be a hero.

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~~Waffle House Hero James Shaw Jr. Meets His NBA Idol Dwyane Wade~~

~~Published on May 2, 2018~~

James Shaw Jr. became a national hero after disarming a gunman in a Tennessee Waffle House, and now Ellen introduced James to his own personal hero, NBA player Dwyane Wade.

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The Voice 2018 …. “🎼🎼🎼 Team Alicia: ‘Gimme Shelter’ …. Stones Cover 🎼🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~May 4, 2018~~ 

~”GIMME SHELTER”~

I am an ardent fan of the show; more so of Alicia Keys.

Awesome combination!

This season is amazing.

The contestants are incredibly talented.

Here’s Alicia Key’s Team performance!

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Team Alicia Keys rocks out to ‘Gimme Shelter’ on ‘The Voice’ results show:

Britton Buchanan, Christiana Danielle, Jackie Foster

Tuesday night, May 1, 2018, on “The Voice,” Team Alicia Keys took a break from the competition to rock out to The Rolling Stones‘ “Gimme Shelter” during the live Top 11 results episode.

Britton Buchanan, Christiana Danielle and Jackie Foster accompanied their Grammy-winning coach Keys in an energetic rendition of the rock classic in front of the other judges and the lively studio audience.

~SOURCE~

http://www.goldderby.com

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Gimme Shelter” was written by the Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, the band’s primary songwriting team. Richards began working on the song’s signature opening riff in London whilst Jagger was away filming Performance. As released, the song begins with Richards performing a guitar intro, soon joined by Jagger’s lead vocal.

Of Let It Bleed‘s bleak world view, Jagger said in a 1995 interview with Rolling Stone magazine:

Well, it’s a very rough, very violent era. The Vietnam War. Violence on the screens, pillage and burning. And Vietnam was not war as we knew it in the conventional sense. The thing about Vietnam was that it wasn’t like World War II, and it wasn’t like Korea, and it wasn’t like the Gulf War. It was a real nasty war, and people didn’t like it.

People objected and people didn’t want to fight it …

That’s a kind of end-of-the-world song, really.

It’s apocalypse; the whole record’s like that.

~Wikipedia~

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~~”Gimme Shelter”~~

The Voice 2018

~~Published on May 1, 2018~~

Alicia Keys joins Britton Buchanan, Christiana Danielle and Jackie Foster to sing “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones during the live Top 11 eliminations.

Team Alicia

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Thoughts for Today, #518 …. “🙄 Really …. Anybody, Who Matters, Knows? 🙄 …. “!!


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~~April 28, 2018~~ 

KANYE WHO?

… and who the f*ck cares?

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The Voice 2018 …. “🎼🎼🎼 The Cast of Rise: “Scars to Your Beautiful” 🎼🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~April 28, 2018~~ 

‘SCARS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL’

I am an ardent fan of both shows:

The Voice and Rise.

Awesome combination!

This season is amazing.

The contestants are incredibly talented.

The performers of Rise are incredibly talented too.

Here’s their performance!

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~RISE~

Inspired by a true story, a working-class community is awakened when its high school theater program takes on an unconventional new leader

As dedicated teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli takes over the lagging department, he encourages his students to unleash their creativity and explore new means of self-expression.

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But even though the students discover talents and ambitions they never knew they had, not everyone in town is thrilled. Upset by challenges brought by change, enraged faculty and skeptical parents contest Mr. Mazzu’s galvanizing efforts.

But with passionate fervor running through the town’s veins, no one can deny a revolution is underway.

~Wikipedia~

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Canadian singer Alessia Cara’s hit “Scars To Your Beautiful” was covered on Tuesday night’s episode, April 24, of The Voice.

The cast of TV series Rise performed the song ahead of its May 11 release on

Rise Season 1: The Album.

Scars To Your Beautiful” was written by Cara with Warren Felder, Coleridge Tillman and Andrew Wansel.

~SOURCE~

http://www.iheartradio.ca

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~~”Scars to Your Beautiful”~~

The Voice 2018

The Cast of Rise

~~Published on Apr 25, 2018~~

The cast of Rise sings “Scars to Your Beautiful” in a surprise performance brought to you by Marshalls on The Voice.

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Colin Kaepernick …. “🏈🏆🏈 Named Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience 🏈🏆🏈 …. “!!


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~~April 22, 2018~~ 

INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE

Colin Kaepernick

A very well earned and deserved award!

Congrats, Colin, you deserve that and more.

Those who don’t recognize your message and your authenticity are the problem. I stand with you all the way.

Kudos!!

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Amnesty International awarded Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday, April 21, 2018, for his public protest against racial and social injustice.

“The Ambassador of Conscience award celebrates the spirit of activism and exceptional courage, as embodied by Colin Kaepernick,” Salil Shetty, the human rights group’s secretary-general, said in a statement.

“He is an athlete who is now widely recognized for his activism because of his refusal to ignore or accept racial discrimination.”

The award is Amnesty International’s highest honor, according to its website.

Past winners include Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, U2, Alicia Keys and Ai Weiwei.

Kaepernick was presented with the award at a ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, became the subject of controversy when he kneeled during the national anthem before several 2016 NFL preseason and regular-season games in protest of police shootings of African-American men and other social injustices faced by black people in the United States.

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 Amnesty International gives Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award

~~Published on Apr 21, 2018~~

Colin Kaepernick knew that taking a stand would negatively impact his football career. He did it anyway.

Today’s NFL News

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~~Colin Kaepernick wins Amnesty International top award~~

~~Published on Apr 22, 2018~~

Colin Kaepernick, an American football player who in 2016 started kneeling during the national anthem played before matches in protest against police brutality against African Americans, has been awarded the rights group Amnesty International’s top honour.

The former San Francisco 49ers star was handed the Ambassador of Conscience Award at a ceremony on Saturday in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, by one time teammate Eric Reid.

Amnesty says the award recognizes “an inspiring contribution to helping human rights”.

Al Jazeera English 

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