Janelle Monáe shares powerful “Turntables” video

Janelle Monáe shares powerful “Turntables” video

Janelle Monáe shares powerful “Turntables” video

Just last week, Janelle Monáe released an empowering song titled “Turntables.” Today, she shared the corresponding video, which would be used in the Amazon Studios documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy. The film directed by Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés is part of Amazon Studios’ campaign to improve voter turnout during the 2020 presidential election season.

The latest video includes several scenes related to protests as well as documentation of the fight against racial oppression, and eventually focuses on Black strength, unity, and excellence. Nate “Rocket” Wonder, who has been her collaborator for a long time produced the song.

“I leaned a lot on him and the book that I was reading [Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Anti-Racist] and realizing that I have to be the energy for other voices who are putting themselves on the front line,” she explains in an interview about the song. “I’m thankful that the spirit was able to move through us.”

Since “That’s Enough,” that was released last year, “Turntables” is Janelle Monáe’s first official release. The former appeared on the soundtrack of the live-active re-release of Lady and the Tramp. Monáe’s last full-fledged project was Dirty Computer which was released in 2018. The album was widely appreciated and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. It included features from Pharrell Williams, Zoë Kravitz, Grimes, and Brian Willson.

The artist has also been working in front of the camera as she is all set to appear in the Amazon documentary, The Glorias, and Antebellum (from the producer of Get Out and Us). Earlier, she featured in “Justice For Elijah McClain” campaign’s public service announcement, pushing officials in Colorado to charge the officers involved with McClain’s death.

Watch Janelle Monae’s new “Turntables” music video down below!


Cardi B’s divorce papers amended as she demands ‘amicable’ split from Offset

Cardi B’s divorce papers amended as she demands ‘amicable’ split from Offset

Cardi B’s divorce papers amended as she demands ‘amicable’ split from Offset

According to reports, Cardi B wants her divorce from Offset to be “amicable.”

The singer recently filed paperwork to end her three-year marriage to the Migos rapper and it is now reported that she wants her legal team to change paperwork as they allegedly implied that she had a problem with Offset’s style of parenting.

Initially, Cardi’s paperwork sought legal custody and primary physical custody of her and Offset’s 2-year-old daughter Kulture, coupled with child support payments.

According to reports, the rapper was unaware that the lawyer presented her case in that manner and thus, she instructed her legal team to change her paperwork and make the process more “amicable”.

According to insiders, Cardi wants joint custody of Kulture with a positive “co-parenting situation” and doesn’t wish to seek financial support from Offset.

Offset hasn’t responded to the divorce petition yet.

This separation comes after the couple briefly split in 2018 and sparked rumors related to reconciliation the same year in December. These rumors were confirmed when they attended the 2019 Grammy Awards together.

During that point, the “I Like It” rapper accused the Migos star of being unfaithful. However, it is believed that they wanted to work things out for the sake of their daughter.

Offset engaged in several public gestures to win Cardi back, such as crashing her set at Rolling Loud festival in LA with a huge “Take Me Back Cardi” sign made out of white and red roses.

Though she denied his apology, he believed that it was the right thing to do.

He tweeted at the time: “All of my wrongs have been made public, i figure it’s only right that my apologies are made public too. A ***** was just trying …..thank god I ain’t got no balloons sheeesh “


Ben Crump reacts to Breonna Taylor’s family receiving $12M settlement

Ben Crump reacts to Breonna Taylor’s family receiving $12M settlement

Ben Crump reacts to Breonna Taylor’s family receiving $12M settlement

On September 15, a $12 million settlement was announced by the city of Louisville, Kentucky, with the family of Breonna Taylor in relation to a wrongful death lawsuit.

This comes many months after Taylor was fatally shot by Louisville police in her own home.

A few hours after the announcement of the settlement Taylor’s family’s attorney Ben Crump spoke about the event.

“Nothing will ever bring back the precious life or fill the bottomless void left by the death of Breonna for her family or her community, which she served as a frontline emergency worker,” Crump said. “But this settlement, with the accompanying police reforms, sends a powerful signal to the community that Breonna’s life and her death will have a long-term impact, hopefully preventing the loss of other Black lives.”

According to Crump, the settlement will cause increased reform within the Louisville Police Department.

“The significance is not just the historic $12 million settlement for the police shooting of Breonna Taylor, but also the comprehensive police reform agreed to by Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Metro City Council,” he said. “In the many cases I have represented involving police brutality — from George Floyd and Jacob Blake to Pamela Turner — I have never seen the level of responsive, comprehensive systemic reform that has occurred here under the leadership of Mayor Fischer in just six months. We credit Mayor Fischer and the city council for their tremendous leadership in bringing progress and reform out of tragedy.”

Crump still wants to make sure that the officers who partook in the fatal shooting of Taylor are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Recently, the case was directed to a grand jury.

“This is an important step toward justice more than six months after Breonna’s death,” he said. “We continue to urge Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to convene a grand jury and charge the involved officers immediately.”

It was on March 13 that three officers donning plainclothes — Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove — entered Taylor’s apartment on the basis of their no-knock warrant. Unfortunately, they got into the wrong home and fired over 20 bullets, killing Taylor. It is reported that Taylor’s’ boyfriend fired one shot. According to a court filing, Taylor’s family stated that the cops did not offer aid to her following the shooting. While Hankinson was fired from the force, none of the three officers was charged in the incident.

While media and celebrities continue to demand justice for Taylor, the officers involved are yet to be charged with a crime.