Famous performer Stevie Wonder took on Black Lives Matter in an appearance at the North Minneapolis Conference on Peace on Saturday. In a masterful appearance, he pointed out that BLM needs to do more than just show up after something bad happens. He did not call out any hypocrisy but focused on what needs to be done and how they should feel about themselves. Watch the video.
As Written by Colin Stutz for Billboard:
The music icon spoke at the North Minneapolis Conference on Peace on Saturday.
Stevie Wonder spoke out about Black Lives Matter and youth gun violence at the North Minneapolis Conference on Peace on Saturday.
“It is in your hands to stop all of the killing and the shooting wherever it might be,” Wonder said. “You cannot say, ‘Black lives matter,’ and then kill yourselves. Because you know we’ve mattered long before it was said, but the way we show that we matter, the way that we show all the various people of color matter is by loving each other and doing something about it. Not just talking about it, not just waiting to see the media and press come when there’s a horrible thing.”
Wonder’s statement came after he highlighted the fatal shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop by former Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez. On Friday, Yanez was acquitted of all charges by a jury…….
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