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Meaning Through Sound
   Song and Spoken Word
"I Find it Hard to Say (Rebel)"
Lauryn Hill

"Redemption Song"
Bob Marley

Dave Chappelle
Post 2016 Election Monologue
Saturday Night Live
So funny. So sharp. He hit those points.
I AM NOT a fan of the N-word, BUT he brought the word to the level of art -- it was palatable.

The Internet troll ... not so mad since the OJ verdict ... gorilla costumes in Cincinnati... re:Blue Lives, that is not a Blue Life, that's a suit.

All rings true with me. Make us laugh Dave. Great job.

"Dee-1 - Jay, 50, and Weezy"
Just Be Down for the Cause,
and Don't Ride the Fence
Yes! This.

"Black America Again"
Common (featuring Stevie Wonder)

"Higher Ground"

"Wake Up Everybody"

"Wake up! Get up! We need each other. Need some help y' change the world...can't do it alone. Teach the children. Teach the babies. No more backward thinking. May God help us, as we help ourselves."

"We Are Overcomers
Commissioned (1991)"

"V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. We will not be defeated. We are determined. The victory will be won! We will not accept defeat."

"God Favored Me"

Without seeking it out, this song was brought to me as God's gift, while in the middle of experiencing a heavy burden of unrelenting racism. As I was beginning to entertain dark thoughts, in response to the racist behaviors and schemes, it proved to be a life saver. It lifted me from the darkness spreading from without to within, strengthened me, and set me onto a sure path to Phase III of my life. I was then able to appreciate how close I came to the bottomless pit, fashioned by the lies and distortions of others. This website and its content are inspired by the totality of the events from that experience.


Tupac - Changes [Edit]

The Isley Brothers - Fight the Power

"Holdin' on to My Freedom"

"My People Rise, My People Fight"

"Ima make it happen Ima make a way"

"Make It Happen"

"Someday We'll All Be Free"

"Hell To the Naw,Naw,Naw"

"Help Our Generation Realize"

"Like My Color's A Sin"

"Always Having to Be the Strong One"

"That's Why I Do What I Do"

"I'm Black and I'm Proud"

"Human Beings are Like That"

"If your knowledge were your wealth..."

"And then we gotta move straight forward"

"Designed to Teach What to Think, Not How to Think"

"How you gonna win, when you ain't right within?"

"If I work hard at it, I'll be where I wanna be"

'Realize there will be People who Criticize"