October 8, 2015 meshach001

Music is Mightier Than the Sword-1

Eight selections for your Black Lives Matter playlist…

There is a widely spread misconception that the Civil Rights Movement ended in the 60’s, however, this fight has never died. It has only laid dormant for decades and has been revived through what is now known as The Black Lives Matter Movement. The horrific injustices that people of color encounter in the US have reached yet another boiling point with the countless, unnecessary, and senseless deaths at the hands of law enforcement. Movements such as these have always been fueled by a spirit of perseverance and hope for positive change through the artistic medium of song. Artists like:

Janelle Monae (Hell You Talmbout’)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SttWb9mDp3Q

Tink (Tell the Children)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3748fNnhrBU

Strange Fruit (Class of 2013) – Jasiri X
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4mvb7LefAg

Lauryn Hill (Black Rage)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKZAYa8W448

Ceebo Tha Rapper
They Don’t Care About Us – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXXhUr3lLf0
Fuck Tha Police – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfeLEDQjS2s
Mr. Officer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65eA_WGQGvc

Tef Poe (War Cry)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9469tMir_2E

Lil’ Herb (Fight or Flight)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtS_AvUfvfA

J. Cole (Be Free)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VzpCmRtCL0

These artists have masterfully crafted songs that express the emotions and feelings behind the movement and have proven that music are mightier than the sword. The music produced during these times have had a profound impact and Black Lives Matter and this is only the beginning…