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Rapper Noochie Touches On Recent Police Killings With “Jerome” [New Music]

DMV’s Hip-Hop artist Noochie held nothing back with his new thought provoking record entitled: “JEROME” produced by RaRa and Mr. Williams, via OY Music Group In association with Empire Distribution.

The track narrates what some may consider to be a very “touchy subject matter” especially due to the recent police killings that took place last week, and the high rate of black on black crimes, Noochie speaks directly from the eyes of a young black 21 year old man who lives this story everyday.

This track is being deemed as one of the most thought provoking messages delivered by a hip-hop artist in some time. Though the message may ruffle some feathers it must be heard! Jerome is NOT just a song, race or gender… It’s a mindset. All we ask is after you listen to it is for you to ask yourself… are you Jerome?

Listen to the featured track above.

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Bobby Sessions “Black America” Confronts Hotbed of Police Brutality [New Video]

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Dallas lyricist Bobby Sessions addresses the hotbed of American police violence in his hard-hitting visual “Black America”. Through harrowing news clips and social media footage, Sessions relays angst-ridden stories of victims of police brutality that we have all watched unravel in recent years.

This Tone Jonez-produced track appears on Bobby Sessions project LOA (Law of Attraction), which was released in 2015. In the wake of Alton Sterling‘s death, Sessions shared on is social media: “‘Black America’ is my most popular song because killing black people is STILL relevant. Sad.”

LOA is available:
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SFPL Music: Tyke T’s “This Can’t Be Life” Is The New Anthem For Social Justice

“This Can’t Be Life” is the latest release from rapper, Tyke T – the president of Driven By Music. After seeing much success from previous releases – such as “NoO” which was featured on VH1‘s Black Ink Crew – the Tennessee native has been making advancements in his career. In addition to his single being placed in a popular TV show, Tyke has also opened up for artists such as B.o.B. and Lil Boosie.

Today, Tyke T liberates his long awaited single. “This Can’t Be Life ” speaks to the reality of what’s going on in America today. Blending street sounds with conscious reflections of modern American society, the IMAKEMADBEATS produced cut draws attention to the plight of African-Americans in this country.

“This Can’t Be Life was my opportunity to artistically discuss what’s going on in our communities as well as the strong resolve African-Americans have as a people to rise from those situations.”

Check out the video above.

About Tyke T:
In 2014, Tyke T was crowned te winner of Clear Channel Radio Station, K-97’s “Next Big Thing” contest. And he was the first Memphis Grizzlies showcase champion, winning the opportunity to perform center court for over 17,000 fans. Tyke T was also a Top 8 finalist in VH1’s “Make A Band” competition. VH1 also picked up his “Nothing to Lose” single while the Oxygen network also featured Tyke’s music.

Influenced by the greats – Jay Z, OutKast, UGK & more – there’s no denying Tyke T’s journey to achieving his own level of greatness.

Twitter: @Tyke__T

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#ArtForSocialJustice: Usher Fights for Social Justice In Part 2 of “Chains” [Video]

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Usher lends a helping hand in the fight against Social Justice. The veteran R&B crooner recently debuted his new Part 2 visual of “Chains.”

During his visit to NYC, Usher Raymond IV, Marvin Bing, Art For Amnesty, Tidal and Sankofa hosted an event called Art for Social Justice: An Artists Collective held at Donna Karen‘s beautiful venue, Urban Zen. During the profound event with cocktails provided by D’usse, eight visual artists presented over forty pieces of work focusing on criminal justice, social justice and the new civil rights movement. Usher stood his ground as he spoke a few words on what is going on in our communities and what needs to be done to make a change.

Shortly after, he then premiered the second installment of his video, “Chains” directed by Film The Future that brings attention to the young Black and Latino men and women who have been killed over the past few years.

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Check out the FULL video on Tidal HERE

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ImageNation & 103.9FM Announce Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution: An Evening Honoring Ava DuVernay, Melissa Harris-Perry, Hill Harper and Black Lives Matter

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ImageNation Cinema Foundation has announced the return of its Revolution Awards to celebrate innovative trailblazers for their groundbreaking efforts in media, arts and social change. Titled, Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution, the evening will celebrate Black excellence, artistry and activism. Honorees include Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-PerryBlack Lives Matter and actor Hill Harper of Limitless and CSI, NY. Sponsored by Radio 103.9 and the National Black Programming Consortium, ‘Cocktails, Cinema and Revolution’ will take place Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at the SVA Theatre in New York City.

The festive affair will feature a live performance by vocalist/composer Jeremy James and a screening of the upcoming Lionsgate/CodeBlack film 1982This special advance screening of ‘1982’ launches Cocktails & Cinema,a new monthly series of films, cocktails, talkbacks and music at ImageNation’s RAW SPACE in Harlem. Starring Hill Harper, Sharon Leal, Wayne Brady, Troi Zee, La La Anthony and Ruby Dee, director Tommy Oliver’s emotional debut feature chronicles a Philadelphia father’s struggle to protect his daughter from the reality of her mother’s drug addiction. The film will be followed by a talkback with director Tommy Oliver, actor Hill Harper, image activist Michaela Angela Davis and noted psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere.

Founder of ImageNation, Moikgantsi Kgama says:

“History is being made everyday. This event celebrates Black History Month by recognizing our most inspiring change agents, while highlighting ImageNation’s newest monthly film program Cocktails & Cinema. I am looking forward to the Revolution Awards returning with an epic evening of honoring those who make a difference.”

ImageNation created the ‘Revolution Awards’ in 2003 to celebrate the accomplishments of artists and activists who use their platforms to inspire social change and produce edifying images of Black and Latino communities. Past honorees and participants include Spike Lee, Congressman John Lewis, Erykah Badu, Lee Daniels, Ruby Dee, Jaime Hector, Talib Kweli, Tom Burrell, Debra Lee, Keith Beauchamp, Stanley Nelson, and Lisa Cortes.

For nearly 20 years, ImageNation has produced events, programming and platforms that celebrate and promote the rich film, music and cultural stories of the African diaspora.  They have presented events nationally and globally in Canada, South Africa and Scotland. They are currently in the midst of their Soul Cinema campaign to build a boutique cinema in Harlem dedicated to independent Black film music, and media.

For more information and to purchase tickets for ‘Cocktails, Cinema & Revolution’ please visit www.ImageNation.us. For the latest updates on honorees and event details please follow @ImageNationUS on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag #CocktailsAndCinema. CC&R is produced in association with Unlimited Productions.

Photos by: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Paley Center For Media & Leon Bennett/Getty Images

 

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On The Gram: The Strength in Numbers! Captivating Moments From The Million Man March 20th Anniversary

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Let’s set the bar a little higher today and make statements.

Are you an activist or a hustler? Are you really worried or is this just the place to be? You a protester or an Agent? You going to complain or make a change? Questions I need answered – Jody Green

 

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Where were you on October 16th 1995?

 

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The Million Man March of 1995 was a congressional movement of the mass black community. Organizing and attempting to preserve the idea that African-American Men were to be seen and respected as a whole, as in fact a community and not as a threat to humane society. In our words, a movement to gain, and withstand power and ordain leadership within society that we as a people matter.

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And today, here we are 20 years later struggling with the same battles of yesterday. Asking the same exact questions, hearing the most similar cries and seeing familiar tears with answers remaining slim to none.

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But this go round something was different…

image1 The element of fear does not live here anymore! And we’d like to say that loosely as not to claim that the unity of 1995 was fearful. But only to exploit the amount of growth we have acclaimed over the years.

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There’s a unique sense of pride in the base of the voices you’ve seen in these pictures today whether they have spoken or not.

image11 Symbolically, they have screamed loud for the people, for the families that lost loved ones to police brutality and so much more.

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We can’t deny it for one second. Its tough seeing the tremendous efforts of our people be shunned away by mainstream media.

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But 10.10.2015 Africa America silently had a real conversation out of will and not anger. A conversation that will hopefully lead us into a new world of understanding among one another. A conversation that would take us to new heights of the fellowships we truly belong to. It is meant! So let it be!

The photos here were collectively taken by Jody Green. Please take the time to enjoy more of these amazing shots and moments.

Hit the gallery below to see more power photos from the historic day!

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August Alsina Strives For Black Lives Matter In “Hip Hop” Video

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August Alsina puts his best foot forward in the new Payne Lindsay-directed video “Hip Hop.” Taking it back home to the city of New Orleans, the soulful singer reminisces on the better days and campaigns for #BlackLivesMatter, touching on police brutality and more.

Check it out below:

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Watch: Baltimore AllStarz – “Stand”, In The Wake of Police Brutality [Fly Visual]

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On the Heels of the destructive riots caused by the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, MD. Low Key Music Group put together a team of all-star musicians to pay tribute to the fallen. The song was created to instill peace and love for those in need.

The Music Group Enlisted the Voices of Chris Michael, Ya boi Lael, London Savoy, Iam Starrz, Trice “SB” Cook, Yolanda Stephens, Demetrius, Kiya Hawthorne, William “Ivory” Hawthorne, Ashley T Moore, Mahogany Fame, Jadea Burrell, Greenspan, Cooli Hi, Boosman, Lotto, Larry Birdz, Kymmar Williams and last but not least Baltimore’s very own Kids from the Neighbor. Better known as The Baltimore Allstarz this record will also serve as tribute to others who have fallen due to Police Brutality.

“Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world. – Elie Wiesel”

Check out the visual in full below:

In Loving Memory of: Rumain Brisbon, Tamir Rice, Akai Gurley, Kajieme Powell, Ezell Ford, Dante Parker, Michael Brown, John Crawford III, 22, Tyree Woodson, Eric Garner, Victor White III, Yvette Smith, McKenzie Cochran, Jordan Baker, Andy Lopez, Miriam Carey, Jonathan Ferrell, Carlos Alcis, Larry Eugene Jackson, Jr., Deion Fludd, Kimani Gray, Johnnie Kamahi Warren, Malissa Williams, Timothy Russell, Reynaldo Cuevas, Chavis Carter, Shantel Davis, Sharmel Edwards, Tamon Robinson, Ervin Jefferson, Kendrec McDade, Rekia Boyd, Shereese Francis, Wendell Allen, Nehemiah Dillard, Dante Price, Raymond Allen, Sgt. Manuel Loggins, jr., Ramarley Graham, Kenneth Chamberlain, Alonzo Ashley, Kenneth Harding Raheim Brown, Reginald Doucet, Derrick Jones, Danroy Henry, Aiyana Jones, Steven Eugene Washington, Aaron Campbell, Kiwane Carrington, Victor Steen, Shem Walker, Oscar Grant, Tarika Wilson, DeAunta Terrel Farrow, Sean Bell, Henry Glover, Ronald Madison, James Brisette, Timothy Stansbury, Alberta Spruill, Ousmane Zongo, Orlando Barlow, Timothy Thomas, Prince Jones, Ronald Beasley, Earl Murray, Patrick Dorismond, Malcolm Ferguson, & Amadou Diallo.

-Stay Fly.

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FLY NEWS: Beyoncé and Jay Z Met With The Family of Freddie Gray Last Night

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Some FLY NEWS to report, Jay Z and his wife Beyoncé met with the family of Freddie Gray last night at the #Rally4Peace concert held by Prince in Baltimore.