Top Ten Videos to watch

Justice for Tamir sign held aloft. Stop Mass Incarcerations...
Kym Whitley
Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
Donald Trump's 'Crippled America' Book Press Conference
New Hampshire Primaries
TV One At The 47th NAACP Image Awards
Donald Trump Holds Rally In Biloxi, Mississippi
Behind bars
47th NAACP Image Awards Presented By TV One - Press Room
A Man Operating A Tv Camera
Maurice White
'News One Now' With Roland Martin Taping
Bill Cosby
Activists In Los Angeles Gather To Burn Likenesses Of The Confederate Flag
Flint Firebirds V Windsor Spitfires
CBC Message To America: Rep. Conyers Addresses The Damage Inflicted On Our Communities By Poverty, Mass Incarceration And Lack Of Economic Development
Iowa Caucus Ted Cruz
NewsOne Now NAACP Image Awards Preview
Student sitting at a desk in a classroom
Rahm Emanuel Announces Police Accountability Task Force As CPD Chief Is Fired
Slavery Stock image
The 16th Annual Wall Street Project Gala Fundraising Reception
Ava DuVernay
Roland Martin Blasts Stacey Dash For Comments About BET, Black Networks
President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol
Ava DuVernay
2016 North American International Auto Show
Leave a comment

j-cole-elle-varner-gettyThe unwarranted slaying of Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown has caused plenty of citizens to fight for justice and musicians J. Cole and Elle Varner are getting in on the action.

North Carolina rapper J. Cole, with a heavy heart, pleads for the police to find value in black life on the song “Be Free.” The Roc Nation artist also pleads for the freedom to live. The sparse beat provides an open space for Cole to deliver simple yet poignant lyrics like, “All we wanna do is take the chains off/All we wanna do is be free.”


The cover for the single is the chilling photo of Brown’s lifeless body on display in the middle of the street as a cop stands nearby. A message appears on the photo, “Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free.”

Singer Elle Varner took a more general approach to her protest song. While many are solely focused on the shooting of Michael Brown, Varner wrote a song talking about peace all over the world. “One Love” finds the jazz-influenced chanteuse imagining a world where guns aren’t necessary and speaking respectfully to one another is the norm. Before releasing the track, Elle stated, “Over the past few tumultuous days I have prayed long and hard for Mike Brown’s family, the people of Ferguson, and the families of many others we have lost due this horrific death pattern. With persistence, strategy, and intellect, we can not only obtain justice for Mike Brown but we can effectuate changes that will prevent these things from happening again!”

What do you think of the songs? Do songs like these really help the cause?

Like on Facebook to stay updated with the latest entertainment news and original interviews!


Mobb Deep Will ‘Have You Wildin’ Out When You Bump This’

T.I. Shares His Plan To Retire From The Rap Game [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]

DJ Khaled Fits An Entire Playlist Of Singers On One Song With, ‘Hold You Down’ [VIDEO]