If you are awarded a grammy, you are considered to be the best artist among your peers. The problem is, the Grammys is a white-dominated organization and while it has long "included" non-white people, specifically Black people in the music business, the industry continues to support, promote and reward music that is harmful to black people in general and black women and girls specifically.
A small crowd of demonstrators in Charlotte, NC walked from Marshall Park where a statute dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. is located making their way to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. The demonstration was to show solidarity with residents of Ferguson, Missouri in demanding Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson be charged with a crime for the execution style killing of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown.
The city of Charlotte is also dealing with a case of excessive force stemming from the killing of Johnathan Ferrell, 24, in Charlotte last September by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Randall Kerrick. Kerrick was indicted by a grand jury in January on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.