Released on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the video highlights past and present uprisings and their causes in the U.S. But the mini-documentary also features various current organizers in Baltimore and their visions for the city and how they plan to manifest them, a press release by Firebrand Records said.
“I can’t think of a good reason to only focus on one struggle when the powers that be don’t, there’s no such thing as a single-issue presidential administration. They’ve got a little something for everyone so we might as well work together as leaders of our own struggles if we’re going to make any substantive change. I think highlighting various struggles makes resistance to the status quo more compelling.”
Recently a JHU Newsletter reporter attended #WestWednesday and was moved by the experience. I performed one of my songs at that one and he reached out to do a story on what I do. Check it out.
A few weeks ago The Economist reached out to do a piece on me and my thoughts on the U.S. elections. I showed them something more important. I took them to West Wednesday, Tubman House, and "A Baltimore Divided" Ron William's Univ. of Baltimore class. They needed to see the Baltimore that will be fighting for justice regardless of who's in the White House next year.
IMWIL came through for the shoot and a brief interview. If you haven't checked out the site... you're missing out!
AlterNet reached out for comment on the final legal act of disgrace to Freddie Gray's legacy, asserting that none of the officers involved had any responsibility for his severed spine and death. The article by Sarah Lazare is solid, here's the link - http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/freddie-gray-denied-justice-and-whole-damn-system-blame
I was eating with friends at a soul food restaurant at the RNC and MSNBC's Chuck Todd sits down at a table next to ours, then racist-ass rep. Steve King walks in and starts talking to him. I know I have to say something and Ryan already has his camera out so...
Here's the Baltimore City Paper's piece on it - http://www.citypaper.com/blogs/noise/bcpnews-baltimore-rapper-son-of-nun-confronts-rep-steve-king-over-subgroup-comments-20160721-story.html
Baltimore City Paper's Dispatches from the RNC in photos article
After opening for #ProphetsofRage at the End Poverty Now rally & march at the #RNCinCLE I asked a few hip hop veterans to show love on the 3rd anniversary of #TyroneWest 's beating death at the hands of Baltimore cops.
Prophets of Rage will be playing the End Poverty Now rally Monday 7/18 at 1pm w/ Son of Nun, Ryan Harvey, and Rebel Diaz. #MakeAmericaRageAgain #Cleveland #DumpTrump
#Baltimore 50 arrested shutting down I-83 #IdaAndAssata #Artscape
After shutting down the highway #StLouis #BlackLivesMatter rallied at #NN16 #IdaAndAssata
Keep checking back for a big announcement coming in the next couple days!
“The economic and political hegemony enjoyed by both Western Europe and the U.S. is at the expense of the “underdeveloped” world.” - Netfa Freeman
Jesse Williams kills, resurrects BET Awards
Join us for a nationwide uprising and concert tour to stop the biggest corporate power grab in history: the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Organized by Fight for the Future, legendary guitarist Tom Morello, and Firebrand Records.
Son of Nun's "It's Like That" first song off Firebrand Records, the new label for radical music founded by Tom Morello & Ryan Harvey!