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“A Seat at the Table”: A Necessary Discussion About Being Black in America

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Solange Knowles released her highly anticipated self written, produced, and composed album “A Seat at the Table” Friday, September 30th after a 4 year hiatus. Staying true to her gift of provoking self love through her art, this album expresses not only empowerment for African Americans, but also the struggles of racism and mircoaggressions we face throughout our lives. The term “A Seat at the Table” is widely known to represent an opportunity to be heard and make a difference; the exact purpose of this album for the African American community.

“A Seat at the Table” serves as a soundtrack and a source of strength for African Americans as we are continuously, unrightfully, unjustifiably killed at the hands of police officers. When asked on Twitter how “A Seat at the Table” compares to her previous album “True”, Solange notes:

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“A Seat…” starts with a slow tempo “Rise” that instructs Continue reading “A Seat at the Table”: A Necessary Discussion About Being Black in America

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“This is modern day slavery”: Kendrick Lamar’s POWERFUL 2016 Grammy Performance (Video and Lyrics)


One of the most important artists of this generation, Kendrick Lamar, used his platform for a greater purpose yet again at last night’s Grammys. Kendrick is not an entertainer, although his talent and energy foster excitement; he is an artist. As Beyoncé stated before announcing a Grammy award last night,

“Art is an unapologetic celebration of culture through expression.” – Beyoncé.

Kendrick did just that, express his thoughts on what’s happening in the African American community unapologetically while celebrating his African heritage. Continue reading “This is modern day slavery”: Kendrick Lamar’s POWERFUL 2016 Grammy Performance (Video and Lyrics)