A non-definitive playlist of songs speaking truth to power

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“Fight the Power” by Public Enemy was released as a single track for Spike Lee’s 1989 film Do the Right Thing, and has since become an iconic protest anthem in American culture. Radio Raheem (pictured), a character in the film who was killed by police would carry around a radio that played the song. Source: LA Times


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November 2020: Farmers march to New Delhi in protest of a series of farm reform bills passed by the Modi administration in September. Source: Altaf Qadri/Associated Press


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Entering into the grotto within Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, West Bank — the place where Jesus is said to have been born. 01/11/20.


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Prince performing at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2007. Source: BBC


A poem about child rape

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Source: 123RF


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Stargirl is a young adult novel written by Jerry Spinelli in 2000


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A 1992 Nike “Sky Jordan” poster. The year before, Gatorade launched an iconic “Be Like Mike” commercial targeted towards young aspiring kids. Source: Pinterest


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The title of this podcast episode, “Fair & Lovely”, is named after a popular skin-lightening cream in India that has further perpetuated white supremacy, internalized racism, colorism, casteism, and anti-Blackness within the Indian community. Source: Mintel


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President-elect Joe Biden delivering his victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware, Nov 7th. Source: NBC News

"Hello, my fellow Americans. Folks, the people of this nation have spoken. They’ve delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory. A victory for “We the People.” We’ve won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket in the history of the nation. 74 million."


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Joseph R. Biden, 46th President-elect of the United States. Source: Bloomberg

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