Friday, June 20, 2008
A Message In Her Music: Joy Denalane feat. Lupe Fiasco - Change
A sister with a message and an EU Passport, Berliner Joy Denalane sings powerfully and consciously - making music you can nod the noggin' to and think about... Hot! Brotha Lupe Fiasco joins in for the uplifting message. In "Change" Joy sings "The system that we're living in depends on poverty and greed...but people don't need charity it's justice that we need." Right on Sistah!" It feels so good to hear a message in our music. Keep it up people.
The Video: Change
The Music: Joy Denalane: Born and Raised
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Stuff I'm Digging Now: Esperanza Spalding
Stream her lovely ballad Precious
Monday, June 02, 2008
Men working to end domestic violence
"I pledge to MODEL, in all areas, the powerful role men can take in breaking the cycle of violence..." This is one of the statements uttered by hundreds of men as they take the "Domestic Peace Pledge" and become part of 100 Men Take a Stand.
At conferences and gatherings around the country, the 100 Men staff add interested individuals to the Domestic Peace Action Postcard list. The postcards (see example, HERE ) motivate people to act from an African-American perspective, including how the legacy of slavery reverberates in lives today and encouraging men to reject the violent practices and stereotypes handed down through generations. Take the Domestic Peace Pledge, receive the Domestic Peace Action Postcard, and learn more about 100 Men, here.