On the night of Alton Sterling’s death, Derek Minor penned a song from his thoughts entitled “Free”. Minor has now released the music video for the song, which can be seen above, and a related blog, an excerpt of which can be read below. To read the full blog, click here. “Free” is available for purchase on iTunes here.
Who knew that in the next days we’d see the death of Philando Castille, the death of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, and international terror.
I don’t want to take this time to unpack the complexities of racial biases in America. I wrote about that in a blog called “The Case for Love.” following the death of Mike Brown. But what is apparent is that there is a real problem. Our United States are not “United” but untied. We must accept that. Accepting that there is a real problem is the first step in finding a solution. It’s not a black problem. It’s not a white problem. It’s an American problem. We don’t need sensationalized politicians using these problems as a platform to gain power. We need real reform, real solutions and it starts with ALL of us.
I wanted to bring that idea to life in the music video for my song “FREE.” I think our country has been sleep. We’ve been too preoccupied with ourselves to be “United.” Right now emotions are high and everyone wants change.
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