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A Powerful Anthem Song/War Cry from Janelle Monae #blacklivesmatter

The first link is to a youtube video of a powerful song from Janelle Monae that could be entitled “Say His Name.”  In it, those with the microphone call out powerfully the names of so many that have died at the hands of our injust system.  The second link is to an article describing the song.  It also includes a soundcloud to listen to the album version.

Very powerful . . .

Monae says:

This song is a vessel.
It carries the unbearable anguish of millions.
We recorded it to channel the pain, fear, and trauma caused by the ongoing slaughter of our black brothers and sisters. We recorded it to challenge the indifference, disregard, and negligence of all who remain quiet about this issue.
Silence is our enemy. Sound is our weapon.
They say a question lives forever until it gets the answer it deserves …
Won’t you say their names?

“Say there names!!”




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This entry was posted on August 14, 2015 by in Police conduct, social commentary and tagged , .


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