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Showing posts with label Electoral College. Show all posts
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

American Pharaoh: The Original This Is America

American Pharaoh

Jase Harley was robbed
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At First, when I heard some rapper named Jase Harley called my boy Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover a house slave, I thought and who is this cat think he is DJango. But, after doing a little more research on him, I only have one question: HOW DID WE LET CHILDISH GAMBINO STEAL THIS MAN SONG?




The resemblance of the songs screams more than simple biting or inspiration. This Is America Is Straight Hijacked.




Now, we all know that artists are inspired by other artists, even to the point where back in the nineties, successful artists would not take a demo tape on fear of being accused of stealing songs. But, I haven't seen one article where Danny Glover is admitting he at least borrowed the New York rappers most Viral song American Pharaoh, to create This Is America. Which means the song is stolen. 

One thing that Childish Gambino did do for the song is have an excellent choreographed video that encapsulated the entire Black essence in America. But, even that is tarnished by the mere fact that Jase was not even consulted for any type of production of the song nor video.

Which makes things worse, for it leaves a precedent for this to happen again. Next time, it can be your song. and you will have to live with the fact that you will never be recognized for your work. Jase has been quietly supporting Glover's success with the song but was not happy at the fact Donald did not show up to the Grammy's to put more context behind the song. 

"I feel extremely humbled to be recognized and labeled as one or the original inspirations for one of the most important pieces of music and visual art of our time.

I appreciate all the love and support! But PLEASE DON’T let this controversy dilute the message me and @childishgambino are trying to convey. We are speaking about injustices we’ve encountered and he’s helped to provide a platform for all our voices to be heard. Let’s not discredit him for that! The focus should be on affecting change in our communities and building equality. This is bigger than me and him and bigger than music. Let’s not lose focus."


Meanwhile, Fam Rothstein of Donald Glover’s management team Wolf + Rothstein denied the speculation in a since-deleted tweet, stating that “This Is America” is three years old.


Seeing how it's deleted I guess someone Fact Checked him Huh.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

African American Voter Suppression in 2018



Since 1870, African americans were exposed to all kinds of heinous schemes in order to keep them from making it to the Voting Polls. Some were harassed some were murdered. Some were courageous and some were discouraged, but it never failed. Any black person that thought of taking their destiny in their own hands, were met with extreme resistance.

Notice I said Since 1870. It's 2018 and nothing has changed. Almost 150 years after Blacks were GRANTED the PRIVILEDGE to vote and we are still being harassed. October 16th 2018, Voting Enthusiast group Black Voters Matter was conducting a transportation service for African American Senior Citizens who wanted to vote in the 2016 Georgia Governor Election, when they were approached by an official of the Senior Citizen Center and asked for the Seniors to vacate the bus. Now, keep in mind this is a center and not a home. The Seniors are there on their own volition and have not been admitted. So by asking them to leave the bus and stay put is illegal detainment.

A county clerk reportedly called the senior center and said there were “concerns” about the seniors being transported in the city of Louisville, south of Augusta by the Black Voters Matter bus. They were concerned about the “political activity” which isn’t allowed during county-sponsored events.

Now here's the kicker, Latosha Brown, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, reported on The Roland Martin show that the center had also arranged transportation to the voting polls prior to Black Voters Matter, and they were also told to abandon their plan as well. So this time voter registration succeeded in stopping black votes... Well at least postponing it.

Now there is no City Council Official that will take responsibility for the call,  so there's no one as usual to be held accountable. It probably wasn't even a city official. It could have been a regular citizen that made a phone call impersonating an official office and making demands and threatening to fire someone. If so, We will call her Voter Vixen.

But this brings me to my final point. If Voter Vixen made this false call then we should hold the recipient of the phone call accountable. For one, fear of losing your job should never make you do something illegal, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. And two, it shows that the common citizen does not know basic rights covered by the constitution, well maybe the criminals do, the always claim their rights are being violated though they never say which ones lol.

If we do not know our rights, then we can be used as pawns by the ones we elect to protect those rights. Soon, we may forget that the 4th amendment protects our right to bear arms. And if you didn't catch that then our guns are already gone. By Voter Vixen scaring this person of losing his job, he gave up his rights, then violated the rights of several of our seniors by denying their right to vote. 148 years after being granted that privilege.

And no one will be punished because... It's Just a Privilege.