Saba feat. theMIND: SIRENS

“SIRENS,” the second half of the track “BUSY/SIRENS” from Saba’s album Care for Me, is a poignant portrayal of misaccused black men. “Riding through the city / I’m young, I’m black, I’m guilty / I know one time wanna kill / They don’t know me but they fear me,” he begins his first verse. With cutting cadence, Saba tackles topics ranging from police brutality to racial profiling …

Art Show Inspired by Philando Castile

Open now at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (and free to the public), “Art and Healing: In the Moment” is a show inspired by Philando Castile—a man whose brutal death at the hands of police after being pulled over for what should have been just a traffic stop was not only heinous, but also filmed by his girlfriend. The exhibition is made up of works …

Miguel: How Many

Written in just a few hours in response to a harrowing week of violence against black people in the USA, Miguel released the beautifully minimal “How Many.” The chilling synth-soul track gets straight to the point: the first line is “I’m tired of seeing human lives turned into hashtags and prayer hands / I’m tired of watching these murderers get off.” Sadly, this message is …