Black identity in the United States is multi-faceted, yet is often reduced to a few clichés in popular culture. When I was growing up - outside of America - my perception of my brothers on the other side of the Atlantic was shaped mostly through hip hop and sports. I, along with billions of kids worldwide was presented with very few aspects of the African American culture. The reality it turns out, is more nuanced. And now that African Americans are re-taking control of their narrative, they get to shape perceptions more accurately.
With #TimeIsUp we'd like to join the movement and let all the women in the world who have suffered abuse know that we stand in solidarity with them. We wouldn't be anything without your courage and unconditional care for all of us.
America was a very different country when Martin Luther King gave his legendary ‘I have a dream speech’ in 1963. Fast forward 54 years later, and I’m not sure how he would feel knowing that his people are still in the streets asking for basic civil rights. I say new times call for different methods.
This week’s installment of Eben Sounds dives into the complex topic of love. I’ve included a wide variety of tracks and arranged them in an order that will hopefully prevent you from skipping between tracks.