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Black Thought – “Rest In Power” (Video)

Jay-Z has that docu-series debuting on the Paramount Network next week. Check out Black Thought’s contribution to the telling of “The Trayvon Martin Story.”

Black Thought’s powerful title track to our upcoming docu-series pays tribute to the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” premieres Monday, July 30th on Paramount Network.
– Paramount Network

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“The Trayvon Martin Story” Documentary Series Coming To Paramount Network (Trailer)

They say that time heals all wounds. It does not.

Whoa. That’s a quote to frame, esp. for this case.

Paramount Network has teamed up with executive producer Shawn Carter for a landmark television event, “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” based on the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin. The six-part non-scripted documentary series will be the definitive look at one of the most talked-about and controversial events in the last decade that spurred the impactful worldwide “Black Lives Matter” movement. “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” premieres in July on Paramount Network.

#ParamountNetwork #RestinPower #TrayvonMartin

And yeah. The exec producer is that Shawn Carter.

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Journey Home (Trailer)

An injustice often makes for a good movie storyboard; unfortunate that the situation has to be so tragic in this case. Did you see ‘Fruitvale Station’ (the tragic story of Oscar Grant’s shooting)? This is going to be another incredibly painful why-dammit-whyyyy experience like that. Should be a powerful film to watch. Inspired by the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

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Questlove Speaks On The Trayvon Martin Verdict (Video)

In an interview with host Alex Wagner of MSNBC’s Now, Hip-Hop icon and co-founder of The Roots, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson declared that he was so taken aback when he found out that George Zimmerman got off (e.g. was acquitted of the murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin) that he walked off of a DJ gig in Amsterdam. He noted that “it felt like I was watching my own trial,” adding later in an Internet post that “this whole Trayvon case has taught me: you ain’t sh!t. That’s the lesson I take from this case.”

Watch the interview MSNBC interview clip above.

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Dr. Cornel West Speaks On Failures Of President Obama & Apathy In The Black Middle Class (Video)

George Zimmerman is a criminal. President Obama is a “global George Zimmerman” because he tries to rationalize the killing of innocent children…in the name of self defense…Pakistan, Somolia, Yemen.’

Dr. Cornell West

Well, damn. By now it is no secret that Dr. Cornell West is an outspoken critic of President Obama. He is not ‘holding his breath’ waiting for The U.S. President and Attorney General Eric Holder to ‘come through’ at the Federal Level on justice for Trayvon Martin or with regard to decriminalizing poor Black and Brown people. In the above video, West calls for people to get off the ‘Obama Plantation’… and that is not nearly the most scathing of his remarks. You’ve GOT to watch this!

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Yasiin Bey, Dead Prez, & Mike Flo – “Made U Die” Trayvon Martin Tribute (Video)

Perfect timing for Mos Def Yasiin Bey, Dead Prez, & Mike Flo to get together over the Nas classic “Made U Look” instrumental to make sure people keep their eyes on what’s going on with the Trayvon Martin case.


Wyclef Jean – “Justice” (If You’re 17) Tribute For Trayvon Martin (Video)

Wyclef Jean drops some new videos to bring more attention to the Trayvon Martin case that’s going down in florida. Ironically around the time this video hit the web, his killer George Zimmerman was granted bail. All the more reason to keep pushing for justice

Behind The Scenes: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Dead Prez, & Mike Flo Record Trayvon Martin Tribute (Video)

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), Dead Prez, & Mike Flo get together to record a Trayvon Martin tribute over the Nas classic “Made U Look” track but revamp things for “Made You Die” to bring more attention to the ongoing Trayvon Martin case…..

President Obama Speaks On The Trayvon Martin Case (Video)

Young Jeezy Speaks Passionately On The Trayvon Martin Tragedy; Says He Has A Son The Same Age (Audio)

In a recent interview with Sway of MTV, Young Jeezy discussed the recent tragedy & subsequent protests involving the death of Trayvon Martin. It’s great to see artists like Young Jeezy willing to be a leader not afraid to get politically active & speak out about something that really matters regarding our community & beyond. We need more artists & celebrities to immediately focus their attention on the issue at hand…..