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Sounds of Blackness Releases Incredible Anthem ‘Black Lives Matter: No Justice No Peace!’ (WATCH/LISTEN)



*The Internationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness has released a ground breaking new single, “Black Lives Matter: No Justice No Peace.”

What is sure to become an uplifting anthem, this life changing new single of truth calls for justice in America and all over the world. The heart-rending song is dedicated to Sandra Bland, the Charleston 9, Samuel DuBose, Trayvon Martin, Victor Ortega, Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Kimani Gray and all the known an unknown victims of injustice who have been abused and suffered violence nationally and internationally.

Celebrating 45 years of music, The Sounds of Blackness – helmed by maestro Gary Hines – brings music to all people with messages of hope and inspiration. On the new single, The Sounds of Blackness declares, “That all people should reach higher and higher, No Justice, No Peace!” and continues, “Police brutality, harassment and discrimination, poverty, injustice, pain and humiliation we declare Black Lives Matter, cause all lives matter.”

The group offers a solution that we can all reconcile and unite to solve these problems together regardless of a person’s ethnicity, religion or social class. In honor of those victims and Black Music Month (June) The Sounds of Blackness is releasing the single and video “Black Lives Matter: No Justice No Peace!” Available June 30, 2015 at iTunes, Amazon and online media outlets everywhere.

The single features their amazing singers and band with lead vocals by their very own gifted – Yulanda!

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About the Sounds of Blackness: The Sounds of Blackness is a Grammy Award-winning group of singers and musicians.

Under the direction of Gary Dennis Hines, the group has performed before millions of people on five continents. The Sounds of Blackness repertoire includes Soul, R&B, Gospel, Spirituals, Jazz, Blues, World beat, Hip-hop and more.




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  1. mrunapologetic

    July 30, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I like this… sing!

    • charlestonmissouri

      July 30, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      This really is incredible, makes me so proud to be Black. It actually reminds me of when I was young and coming up in the 60s, and James Brown came out with his; “Say it Loud, I am Black and I am Proud!”

  2. fifi

    July 31, 2015 at 7:11 am

    was ok till I heard ”we need everyone…….muslim Buddhist and hindu”. got a feeling they don’t accept the BLACK MESSIAH.

    Black Butterfly for me is appropriate considering we as slave babies our history is in the bible as well as present and what is to come. cant afford to get mixed up and lost in pagan religion

    Considering how long this struggle has and will continue, if we had the option to be left alone without the exploitation etc… we could flourish. their agenda has always been to destroy and nothing no song or march will stop them only YAH

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MD GOP Candidate Kim Klacik Drops ‘Part 2’ of Viral Campaign Ad Touring Baltimore Blight (Watch)




Kim Klacik in new campaign as “Part 2: The Plan”

*Kim Klacik, the GOP congressional candidate from Baltimore, has a sequel to her viral video from August, where she walked the poor neighborhoods of the city and blamed its condition on longtime failed Democratic leadership.

In the her new ad released over the weekend, “Part 2: The Plan,” Klacik, continues walking the streets but is more specific with her ideas to better Baltimore, including school choice and offering tax credits for residents to buy and rehabilitate the city’s over 17,000 abandoned buildings. The clip ends with women of varied ages and races, all dressed in Republican red, filing in formation behind her as she walks forward. “Baltimore doesn’t have to vote Democrat,” she says at the end, with the women posed behind her.

Klacik is running to fill the vacant seat left by the late, legendary Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings.

Watch her new ad below:

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‘Is This The Same Joy That Paraded Around in Blackface?’: Black GOP Candidate Calls Out Joy Behar on ‘The View’ (Watch)





*Things went left on “The View” Friday with the appearance of a Black guest from the right.

Kim Klacik, the Maryland GOP candidate running for Baltimore’s congressional seat last held by the late Democrat Elijah Cummings, gained national attention over the summer after her campaign ad showed her walking through the city’s poorest neighborhoods and blaming Democratic leadership for poverty and crime.

All parties were appearing on “The View” from their homes due to social distancing. Klacik, 38, had already gotten side-eye vibes after spending the first part of her interview defending President Trump’s racism by citing his restoration of “funding for HBCUs” and “criminal justice reform.” When co-host Joy Behar called her out for refusing to acknowledge that Trump lied about the severity of the coronavirus, Klacik asked, “Is this Joy speaking? The same Joy that paraded around in blackface not too long ago?”

Behar became enraged. “That’s not true. Excuse me — excuse me! The Black community had my back,” she said. “They know that that was not blackface. That was an homage. Oh, please.”

“The Black community has my back as well,” Klacik replied.

That’s when co-host Sunny Hostin jumped in. “The Black community has your back? The Black community has your back? The Black community did not vote for you. The Black community did not vote for you. What planet are you living on? What planet are you living on?”

“Sunny, can I speak? It was during a special election while we were still under lockdown—” Klacik explained before getting cut off again by Hostin.

“Wow! Wow!” Hostin continued.

“Can I speak, or are you just going to scream over me?” Klacik asked.

“All right, before this becomes a big — listen, Kim, good luck to you. Thanks to Kim Klacik. Bye,” Behar said, cutting the interview short.

“That’s being very immature, but thank you for having me,” Klacik said.

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Later Klacik took to Twitter to criticize Behar.

“The ladies of @TheView didn’t like what I had to say, so naturally they cut me off,” she wrote. “Why are they silencing Black Women? Hey, @JoyVBehar — I think your White Privilege is showing through your blackface!”

Klacik lost to Kweisi Mfume (D) in an April special election earlier this year. She’s now facing off against Mfume again in November’s general election.

In 2016, Behar admitted on “The View” that she dressed up as a “beautiful African woman” for a Halloween party when she was 29 years old.


Blackface? Joy Behar dressed up as a “beautiful African woman” for a Halloween party when she was 29.

She said her curly Afro was her real hair but that she used makeup “that was a little bit darker than my skin.”


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Teyana Taylor Channels Malcolm X, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and More for New Video ‘Still’ (Watch)



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Teyana Taylor channels Malcolm X in the video for “Still.”

*Teyana Taylor channels Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Elijah McClain and the mother of Emmitt Till in the poignant video for her new song, “Still.”

Taylor also directs the clip, which mixes real footage from Civil Rights marches, Black Panther demonstrations and Black Lives Matter protests with images of the singer dressed as the aforementioned notable figures who have either died or been affected by police killings. There are also shots of her dressed as Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton and late civil rights figure Malcolm X.

Malcolm X’s voice begins the video before names of recent Black and brown victims of police violence fil the screen in rapid succession.

Taylor sings: “I keep crying for love/ But it won’t wipe, won’t wipe my tears.”

The video ends with a black screen and the voice of Floyd calling out for his deceased mother.

Watch below:

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