beyonce by Claude J. Easy September 6, 2018
We on now, huh? We run the world, no? Our lives are fire, right?
Then let’s all stand together, in the name of music, for those who have fallen victim to the vicious criminal justice system that has longed for reform.
Today is the day you decide to help give back to the families that have been affected by a justice system that has failed miserably and has, even, punished those who have done no wrong. There were people who have stretched out their hands before you, three years in a row, actually, and you can do the same.
If you are a TIDAL member or just a member of society make the right decision, pull up to the Barclay’s in BK, and rejoice in a shower of musical blessings at the 4th annual “TIDAL X: BROOKLYN” philanthropic concert.
The global music and video streaming platform always delivers and, thus far, has helped raise more than $10 million for social justice, disaster relief & recovery, and education causes.
This time around, on Oct. 23, over 30 artists and fans are getting together in support of criminal justice reform efforts through organizations like #Cut50, the Equal Justice Initiative, the Innocence Project, and REFORM.
Do you need a reminder of why banding together to combat the threat of mass incarceration is important? Here are some stats from the EJI:
The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other nation in the world. The increase in the jail and prison population from less than 200,000 in 1972 to 2.2 million today has led to unprecedented prison overcrowding and put tremendous strain on state budgets.
Since 1973, 158 people have been released from death row after evidence of their innocence was uncovered. A shocking rate of error has emerged: for every nine people executed in this country, one innocent person has been exonerated
African Americans make up about 13 percent of the nation’s population, but constitute 28 percent of all arrests, 40 percent of those incarcerated in jails and prisons, and 42 percent of the population on death row.
If you are unable to pull up (in like real life) you can still live stream via TIDAL and partake in the fundraising efforts. Trust that it’ll be very lit as 100 percent of ticket proceeds will support criminal justice efforts.
Did we also mention that past performers include Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Lopez, Kaskade, Fifth Harmony, Jessie Reyez, Alessia Cara, and the Flatbush Zombies?
This year the philanthropic concert will include performances from Lil Wayne, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Meek Mill, Anderson .Paak, Kaskade, Normani, Kodak Black, Teyana Taylor, Bazzi, Lil Skies, and many more.
Yeah, there’s reason to tune in for a good cause. TIDAL members can cop tix today or tune in here. All other members of streaming services not giving back click here or sign up for a free TIDAL trial.
Stay woke and kind.