‘This Is America’ …. “🎼🎼 Childish Gambino …. Official Video …. What a Message 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~May 7, 2018~~ 

THIS IS AMERICA

Quite a strong message within this music video.

Indeed, have to watch it more than once! In a blunt manner, not sparing any punches, Donald Glover presents the true and crude reality of America.

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.

The video speaks for itself.

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RedLineBOn the latest Saturday Night Live, Childish Gambino – the musical pseudonym for actor and Atlanta creator Donald Glover – released “This Is America,” a searing social critique of pop culture and the experience of being black in America today.

~LYRICS~

http://time.com/5267730/childish-gambino-this-is-america-words/

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~DONALD GLOVER~

The actor, who has been riding high these days with both his series “Atlanta” and his role as young Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” both hosted “Saturday Night Live” and was the musical guest as his rap/R&B alter ego, ‘Childish Gambino‘.
Glover as Gambino won a Grammy this year for best traditional R&B performance for his song “Redbone” and premiered two new songs on “SNL,” titled “Saturday” and “This Is America.”

Here’s what you need to know about the music video that has many hailing Glover/Gambino as a genius:
You will need to watch it more than once
Directed by “Atlanta” director Hiro Murai, the video is pretty surreal and packed full of messages.
It’s expansive and filmed in a warehouse, which allows for a lot of action.
As much as your eye will be drawn to Glover as a shirtless Gambino, pay close attention also to what is happening in the background.

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~It takes on gun violence in America~
Murders occur, but the guns are treated more delicately than human lives in the video — a strong statement given the current debate over gun control.
The imagery also has sparked conversation about several other themes, including police brutality, social media habits and what people are really paying attention to in the United States.
“The fact that Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America‘ tackles police brutality, gun violence, media misdirection, and the use of African Americans as a brand shield, all while dancing in Jim Crow-style caricature, shows a transcendence or mere performance and demands attention,” one person tweeted.

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

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/07/entertainment/childish-gambino-this-america-video/index.html

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~~This Is America~~

Official Video

~~Published on May 5, 2018~~

Director: Hiro Murai

Producer: Doomsday with Ibra Ake and Fam Rothstein of Wolf + Rothstein

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‘We Demand to Live’ …. “✌️ Change the Ref …. Empower Our Next Generation ✌️ …. “!!


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~~April 15, 2018~~

“WE DEMAND TO LIVE”

Joaquín Oliver

“The last day I saw my son was Valentine’s Day, so he was bringing flowers for his girlfriend.

We all have the right to react however we want. But the way we react will also be part of who you are. I lost my son and my best friend which is very painful. I can just be sad or fight.

It shouldn’t be the ‘new normal‘ to think that our kids could be targets.

This is not about me. This is not about how I feel. This is about my son. He’s part of what the kids are asking for.

Those kids you saw in Washington now have a new member.

Joaquín has a voice.”

~Manuel Oliver~

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~~ChangeTheRef.org – Walls of Demand – LA~~

~~Published on Apr 14, 2018~~

Learn more about & become a part of the change at http://www.changetheref.org

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~FOLLOW CHANGE THE REF~

Change the Ref

https://www.facebook.com/ChangeTheRef/

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/changetheref/

Change the Ref  Twitter Feed

Founded by Manuel and Patricia Oliver, parents of Joaquín Oliver who was lost in the 2018 Parkland Shooting.

Our mission is to empower our next generation.

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~~Walls of Demand – NY~~

ChangeTheRef.org 

~~Published on Apr 14, 2018~~

Learn more about & become a part of the change

~OFFICIAL WEBSITE~

http://www.changetheref.org

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~~Miami Heat Supports ChangeTheRef.org~~

~~Published on Apr 4, 2018~~

Thank you to the @MiamiHeat & @DwyaneWade for all the love and support that they’ve shown to @ChangeTheRef and Oliver family!

ChangeTheRef and the kids thank the outstanding Miami Heat organization for going above and beyond to keep Joaquin’s voice alive through our mission and to bring smile to all of his friends faces!

Please watch this video and share with others so that we can spread the word about how we are trying to change the world!

Be a part of the change we are making in this world.

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THIS GIRL …. “🙏🏽🇨🇺 Emma González …. ‘MORE THAN ENOUGH’ …. We are so Proud 🇨🇺🙏🏽 …. “!!

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~~April 1, 2018~~

EMMA GONZALEZ

I was scrolling  through my Facebook feed today and found this.

I’m so happy I did.

I only wish I’d written it.

These perfect words come from a Facebook user from Texas.

All credit goes to her.

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THIS GIRL

She’s learning what most women already know.

She’s learning the tactics some people (men and women) will take in order to rationalize disregarding your message.

They’ll criticize your hair – because valuable women should have beautiful hair. They’ll talk about your sexuality – because anytime they don’t like your message, your sexuality is fair game. They’ll talk about your clothes – because valuable women dress a certain way.

And anything bad that happens to women is the result of the clothing they choose. They’ll criticize you because you don’t wear makeup because women, valuable worthy women, wear lipstick.

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They’ll deride your tears – because women are so emotional. Never mind the fact that, had the strongest among them gone through what you have, they would cry too. They’ll talk about the patch on your jacket – as if it’s relevant – because they can’t comprehend that a flag belongs, not to a country, but to the people.

They’ll talk about how you should’ve been nicer to the unpopular kid – because, as always, it’s your responsibility to prevent violence against you. Men aren’t expected to behave but women are expected to soothe them and not provoke them. You must behave a certain way and, if you don’t, you deserve to suffer violence or even death.

When you ask for, demand, safety and protection, they’ll tell you that you don’t deserve it.

(They’ll tell you that the real threat to you is texting and driving and that you should just give up your cell phone. As if you wouldn’t gladly give up that and more to change what happened to you and your friends. The real threat is shoot-em-up video games. The real threat is violent movies and television shows like The Walking Dead. Seriously??)

They’ll criticize you if you show strength and they’ll criticize you if you show weakness. If you’re proud, they’ll say you’re arrogant. If you’re vulnerable, they’ll mock you. They’ll show contempt for your intelligence, the fact that you’re well spoken. When you stand up and speak as a woman, they’ll call you a child. When you cry, they’ll tell you to grow up.

Nothing you do or say or become will ever be enough for them. But that’s alright. Keep speaking up and out.

Keep standing true to yourself – wear what you like, love who you love.

Shout, cry, laugh.

Because you, baby girl, are already MORE THAN ENOUGH.

And there are millions of us, who are so proud of you.

Julie McCormick Odneal

Facebook User

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Survivors of the last school shooting in the UK …. “🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇬🇧 Penned letter to students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 …. “!!


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~~March 20, 2018~~ 

DUNBLANE SCHOOL MASSACRE

~Dunblane Primary School~

‘We want you to know change can happen’

The Dunblane school massacre took place at Dunblane Primary School near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, on 13 March 1996, when Thomas Hamilton shot dead 16 children and one teacher before killing himself.

It remains the deadliest mass shooting in British history.

Twenty-two years after the deadliest mass shooting in British history, survivors of the Dunblane Primary School massacre are sharing words of compassion – and caution – to students in Parkland, Florida.

The British survivors sent their letter on the 22nd anniversary of the school shooting in Dunblane, Scotland, where 16 first-grade students and one teacher were killed. They expressed sympathy for the students in Parkland, Florida, and urged them to keep up their fight for stricter gun control.

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“We have watched and listened with tremendous admiration as you have spoken out for what you believe should happen now,” they wrote.

“We want you to know that change can happen.”

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The Dunblane and Parkland shootings bear striking similarities: Both were carried out by one man with a gun, and both resulted in 17 deaths. Both sparked outrage in their respective countries, as well as calls for gun safety reform.

In Scotland, at least, those calls were effective:

Just over a year after the shooting, the UK banned all private handguns completely. There has not been a single school shooting since.

“Continue to remind everyone of exactly what happened at your school and of the devastation caused by just one person with one legally-owned gun,” the letter reads. “Never let anyone forget.”

The Parkland students’ activism has already sparked some reforms, including the passage of a modest gun control bill in the Florida state legislature. The students have also met with Drumpf for a listening session in the White House, and organized two nationwide protests in favor of gun control.

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~~SOURCE~~

http://www.nbcnews.com

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 BBC Scotland News Facebook Page

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Ellen DeGeneres …. “💞 Parkland Shooting Survivors Talk …. Gun Control and Conspiracies 💞 …. “!!


~~February 23, 2018~~ 

STRONG, YOUNG VOICES SPEAK

I see them as hope for the future.

The adults have failed them. This fight is theirs now. I’m hoping and wishing that they do prevail.

They are amazing teenagers, much older than their years, who, in one week, have seen their sense of safety shattered.

Let these videos speak for themselves!

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Parkland shooting survivors talk gun control and conspiracies on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

~DAVID CANFIELD~

February 23, 2018 
Three survivors of the mass shooting last Wednesday, February 14, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, joined Ellen DeGeneres on Friday. February 23, to continue spreading their advocacy of stricter gun laws.

DeGeneres was joined by Emma González, Cameron Kasky and Jaclyn Corin, all of whom have made major public appearances over the past week, to discuss the conversation that the Parkland tragedy (wherein 17 people were killed) has sparked and what’s being done to keep it going and to turn it into real policy change. “You all are amazing,” the host said to them at the beginning of the segment.

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The students touched on a variety of topics, including their widely-watched CNN Town Hall on Wednesday evening in which, among other highlights, Kasky confronted Senator Marco Rubio and asked him directly whether he’d continue accepting money from the National Rifle Association.

As DeGeneres continued to praise the students’ efforts, González clarified that it was her school that gave her the tools to make sense of and respond to the tragedy.

“We are thankful to have been in a school that educated us almost perfectly to handle this situation,” she said.

Kasky added that he’s felt some guilt for what it took to spur him to activism.

“I wish I had been able to be a part of this before I had to feel it at home,” he said. “I almost feel guilty … It took us feeling that anguish for us to get involved, but we’re here now. But we just have to keep going and realize that we’re here to fight the good fight.”

He later quipped, in regard to the conspiracy theorists accusing students like González and Kasky of being paid actors on behalf of anti-gun efforts, “If you’ve seen me act in school productions, you know I’m not somebody who deserves any money for acting.”

~SOURCE~

http://ew.com

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~Stoneman Douglas Activists Discuss the School Shooting with Ellen~

~Published on Feb 23, 2018~

Emma González, Cameron Kasky, and Jaclyn Corin talked with Ellen about their experience during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, and their activism in the days following the horrific event.

~Parkland Student Activists Talk Gun Control~

~Published on Feb 23, 2018~

Emma González, Cameron Kasky, and Jaclyn Corin, survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, sat down with Ellen to talk about the gun control regulation they’re hoping to bring about with their movement.

~Parkland Shooting Survivors on the ‘March for Our Lives’~

~~Published on Feb 23, 2018~~

Emma González, Cameron Kasky, and Jaclyn Corin survived the recent shooting at their high school in Parkland, Florida, and now they’re organizing the March for Our Lives, an event in which people from all over the country will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority.

~OFFICIAL WEBSITE~

http://www.marchforourlives.com

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Keith Olbermann, #20 …. “Can Donald Trump Confront America’s Gun Crisis? …. can he confront anything? …. “!!


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~~January 13, 2017~~ 

AMERICA’S GUN CRISIS

THE SECOND AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION

I feel this is important information about what is ahead and what we need to be aware of.

Keith Olbermann series called “The Resistance” continues.

He has posted installment #20.

Explaining the Second Amendment.

Mentioning gun violence.

If this resonates with you, good.

If they don’t, just scroll away to the next blog.

Thank you!

HortyRex©

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~~SOURCE~~ 

Donald Trump is our next president, which means Keith’s not going anywhere.

Catch every episode of his new GQ show, The Resistance, and then come join the fight.

http://www.gq.com/story/watch-the-closer-keith-olbermann

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TRM – Trump Resistance Movement

https://www.facebook.com/TrumpResistanceMovement/

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~Can Donald Trump Confront America’s Gun Crisis?~

The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

~Published on Jan 12, 2017~

Think the new president has what it takes to combat our current national tragedy?

Think again

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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A picture says a thousand words …. “This one, a meme, screams!! #15 …. Speak, Speaker Ryan … “!!


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~~June 23, 2016~~

SPEAKER PAUL RYAN

There is nothing left to say, correct?

While your fellow congress people are asking votes to work with closing certain loopholes in the existing law, sensible gun control remains unaddressed.

Your fellow house representative have stage an unprecedented “sit-in” in the floor of the house and you remain hidden somewhere safe.

Come face the music.

Basically, do your job!

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The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives

As presiding officer of the House of Representatives, the Speaker holds a variety of powers over the House and is the highest-ranking legislative official in the US government.

The Speaker may delegate his powers to a member of the House to act as Speaker pro tempore and preside over the House in the Speaker’s absence; when this has occurred the delegation has always been to a member of the same party

~Wikipedia~

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