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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. […]

Vans gives $200K to civil rights funds in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

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[ad_1] [photo via Unsplash] As many companies are showing their solidarity to the Black Lives Matter protests through donations, Vans are joining in with a pledge to put their money towards the movement. Yesterday, the footwear company released a statement taking a stance with the black community while putting $200,000 collectively towards social justice organizations. Read More: See Machine […]

Maria Brink calls on fellow witches to channel the moon’s energy for BLM

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[ad_1] [Photo via YouTube] Amidst the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests following the wrongful death of George Floyd, In This Moment‘s Maria Brink is now showing her support. In a new social media post, the vocalist is calling upon her community of witches, shamans, spiritualists and various healers to use the upcoming full moon as […]

Gerard Way urges fans to continue learning about Black Lives Matter

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[ad_1] [Photo by: Jen Rosenstein] As the world continues to protest the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black citizens at the hands of police, Gerard Way has joined other musicians in coming forward in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Like bandmate Frank Iero did earlier this week, […]

Artists react to updated charges for police in George Floyd killing

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[ad_1] [Photo by Lorie Shaull via Flickr] Today (June 3), Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is updating the charges laid against Derek Chauvin from third-degree murder to second-degree murder as well as charging the other three officers involved in George Floyd‘s death. More than a week after George Floyd was killed, charges have been laid […]

‘Riverdale’ star Vanessa Morgan criticizes the show’s black storylines

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[ad_1] [Photo via YouTube] Protests worldwide have continued to take place in support of Black Lives Matter and the demand for change following the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Now, Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan is using her platform to spread awareness about the institutional racism found in Hollywood. In […]

Here’s how Dylan Minnette chose music for a ‘13 Reasons Why’ episode

Here's how Dylan Minnette chose music for a ‘13 Reasons Why’ episode

[ad_1] Actor Dylan Minnette is known for two things. The first is his portrayal of Clay Jensen, the heroic but flawed high school teen in the acclaimed Netflix drama, 13 Reasons Why. The other is his participation in the alt-rock band Wallows. The trio’s effected-guitar sounds range from languid to melancholy, bringing a new consciousness […]

These 9 queercore artists are moving awareness, art and moshpits forward

These 9 queercore artists are moving awareness, art and moshpits forward

[ad_1] June 1 marks Pride Month 2020, the perfect reason to celebrate all things queercore. Our new APTV video throws some light on artists who have the songs and the swagger to get into your hearts and your playlists. From acoustic whimsy to volume dials that go to 12, these artists are here and queer […]

Cole Sprouse is using his arrest to further Black Lives Matter conversations

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[ad_1] [Photo by Phil Roeder/Wikipedia Commons] Cole Sprouse is using his platform to highlight the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement while explicitly putting attention on the issues at hand instead of himself. In an Instagram post, he shares what he’s seen happening in Santa Monica and the importance of what is happening all across […]