(Photo by Vincent Cannizzaro, Cannizzaro Media)
A playlist for the people, consisting of inspiring and beautiful songs by black musicians or featuring black musicians. #BlackLivesMatter
1. This Is America - Childish Gambino
"Yeah, this is America, guns in my area."
2. Fight the Power - Public Enemy
"Make everybody see, in order to fight the powers that be."
3. F*** The Police - N.W.A
"And not the other color so police think, they have the authority to kill a minority."
4. Ghost Town - The Specials
"Can't go on no more, the people getting angry."
5. Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley and the Wailers
"Get up, stand up! Stand up for your rights!"
6. We Shall Not Be Moved - Mavis Staples
"We're brothers together, we shall not be moved."
7. PRIDE. - Kendrick Lamar
"Promises are broken and more resentment come alive. Race barriers make inferior of you and I."
8. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Nina Simone
"I wish I could break all the chains holding me."
9. A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
"It's been a long, long time coming, but I know that change is gonna come."
10. Dirty Harry - Gorillaz
"I'm a peace-loving decoy, ready for retaliation."
11. Feels Like Summer - Childish Gambino
"Oh, I know you know the pain. I'm hopin' that this world will change."
12. Strange Fruit - Nina Simone
"Blood on the leaves, and blood at the roots."
13. Pray For Me - Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd
"Life a livin' hell, puddles of blood in the streets. Shooters on top of the building, government aid ain't relief."
14. Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud - James Brown
"We rather die on our feet than keep livin' on our knees."
15. SISTER/NATION - Brockhampton
"I would learn that I was different, I would grow to see the difference. Second guessing my decisions, black bodies come up missing.”
16. Is It Because I'm Black - Syl Johnson
"So we all got to stick together right now. This I wanna say to you my sisters and my brothers."
If you're taking part in any protest, stay safe and look out for others! ❤️