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Stand Up :: Black Lives Movement, San Marcos TX

San Marcos based filmmaker and YouTube channel owner Russel Reed recently documented the #BlackLivesMatter march that took place in response to the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille at the hands of police officers.  The march focused a bit on police brutality, but the main goal was awareness of learning how to mobilize the black community as a connected unit, whether that be through educating the masses of the struggle, educating us on our economic power, or educating us on how we can make a difference at the polls.  The protest was a peaceful one, and it opened many eyes in this community to how the broader issues can ultimately effect us all.

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Stand Up :: Da’Shade Moonbeam’s ‘Power’ Visualized

Da’Shade Moonbeam has never been one to shy away from the important issues at the time they mean the most.  Power finds Da’Shade speaking about those that serve and protect us, how we must learn to trust without being victims, and how they must learn to do a job that may be against their nature.  The police are definitely here to protect us, but the ultimate responsibility for protection of you and yours lies on the individual.  Anytime Da’Shade speaks on topics that matter, I will most certainly listen.

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Nobody Matters :: DDotElles And PeaCe Collab On ‘EFA’

The term ‘vicious cycle’ can be a hard one to put a tangible definition on.  The plight of the Black man and woman in America, however, seems to continually provide examples that fit squarely within what one would deem a vicious cycle.  DDotElles and PeaCe (who also provided the track) put their reflections on recent events that have propelled the #BlackLivesMatter movement down so eloquently for EFA, and the end result is quite moving.  PeaCe‘s ‘caught between a rock and a hard place’ narrative balances well against the deep reflection of DDotElles on ‘isolated incidents’ that occur ‘too many times’.  Of all the MCs in AustinDDotElles continues to be the most thought provoking.  Take a peek at his lyrics on the Soundcloud page.

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Songs About Change :: Norman Ba$e and DDotElles Explore ‘Babylon 2’

#BlackLivesMatter.  We all know that, regardless of the rhetoric that is tossed around out there in today’s world of information overload.  Still, it’s important that each of us, as individuals, come to a personal understanding of this supposedly simple concept.  If not, things will never change on a grand scale.  But you don’t have to take my word on that… let Norman Ba$e and DDotElles break it down for you so that it may forever remain broken.

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