Patty Walters is engaged but wants you to support black organizations

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[ad_1] [Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Kellyjeanne9] Patty Walters has just announced that he is officially engaged. The former YouTube star and As It Is Singer took to social media to announce the good news.  But, in order to not draw attention away from the very important Black Lives Matter movement, Walters and his fiancé, Dottie James […]

Listen to FEVER 333 fight against “Supremacy” in their latest track

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[ad_1] [Photo via Roadrunner Records] FEVER 333 is revealing a new track called “Supremacy” following their livestream LONG LIVE THE INNOCENT performance. The band are enlisting several guests for the track with credits to blink-182‘s Travis Barker, Goldfinger vocalist and guitarist John Feldmann and vocalist Jason Aalon Butler‘s wife Gin Wigmore. The track has further writing credits for Blondie members […]

10 new songs from black artists who should already be on your playlist

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[ad_1] [Photos via Meet Me @ The Altar/Spotify, Rebelmatic/Spotify] In the words of FEVER 333’s Jason Butler, “Black music is rock music.” AltPress wouldn’t exist without the contributions from black artists who inadvertently paved the way for rock ’n’ roll, which was derived from rhythm and blues.  Today, we want to celebrate black artists who […]

Here are 10 times Rage Against The Machine brought truth to power

Here are 10 times Rage Against The Machine brought truth to power

[ad_1] Thirty years ago, Nirvana rose to historical status as the torchbearers of alternative rock. Their music conveyed the angst, cynicism and nihilism that defined Generation X. In sharp contrast, Los Angeles’ Rage Against The Machine flung a psychic 50-quart Molotov cocktail straight at the heart of that generation’s apathy. The multi-cultural quartet drew from […]

Reddit’s co-founder wants a black candidate to replace him on the board

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[ad_1] [Photo by nrkbeta/Wikimedia Commons] Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has stepped down from his board role and requested that it be filled by a black candidate. Ohanian co-founded the social networking site alongside Steve Huffman in 2005.  The news comes amid Black Lives Matter protests taking place around the world. The protests were sparked by […]

This is how Liquid Death is helping bands struggling amid the pandemic

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[ad_1] [Photo by: Pexels] Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many tours and concerts have been canceled worldwide. Since the live music industry is at a temporary standstill, musicians are losing income due to the inability to tour. Now, the canned water company Liquid Death is looking for your help to support struggling musicians during […]

Austin Carlile says Jesus is “coming back soon” amid current events

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[ad_1] Austin Carlile on the 2016 APMAs Red Carpet. Former Of Mice & Men frontman Austin Carlile took to Twitter this week to discuss the current events going on in the world. From coronavirus to Black Lives Matter, Carlile shared, in various tweets, why the current state of the world isn’t surprising to Jesus and […]

This is how you can honor Breonna Taylor’s birthday and help her family

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[ad_1] [Photo by Rasande Tyskar/Flickr] Breonna Taylor would have been 27 years old today (June 5). Taylor was an EMT in Louisville, KY and worked at two different hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. “Breonna Taylor was full of life and loved social gathering with her friends and especially her family,” her obituary reads. “She loved […]

Republic Records will stop using the term “urban” to describe genres

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[ad_1] [Photo via Pexels] Republic Records is currently one of the most powerful labels in North America. This week, Universal Music Group, which owns Republic, announced its pledge to donate $25 million to social justice organizations in support of Black Lives Matter. Now, Republic is taking a progressive step towards eliminating terms that show marginalization […]

Kanye West creates a college fund for George Floyd’s daughter

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[ad_1] [Photo via YouTube] This week, Kanye West was seen getting involved with the ongoing protests surrounding the tragic killing of George Floyd. West joined thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters in his hometown of Chicago on June 4. As well, West is donating $2 million to the families of Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. […]