Playlist of the week: Music for change

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Right now, our country is experiencing a time of great passion and change. Many people across the country — and the world — are joining together to give momentum to the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest police brutality and other forms of systemic racism. 

In times like these, music can be a powerful influencer along with petitions, donations and education about racism and how to be an active ally in our society. While so many work for change, these songs can be a reminder of the long-awaited equality and justice the movement strives for.


"The Dreamer" — Anderson .Paak ft. Talib Kweli & Timan Family Choir 

"Where Is The Love?" — The Black Eyed Peas

"This Is America" — Childish Gambino

"A Change Is Gonna Come" — Sam Cooke

"Show Me Love" — Hundred Waters ft. Chance the Rapper, Moses Sumney & Robin Hannibal

"Land of the Free" — Joey Bada$$

"Freedom" — Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar 

"What’s Going On" — Marvin Gaye

"One Love/People Get Ready" — Bob Marley and the Wailers

"Alright" — Kendrick Lamar 

"Sue Me" — Wale ft. Kelly Price 

"Formation" — Beyonce

"Last Ones" — Amaal Nuux

"2020 Riots: How Many Times" — Trey Songz


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