Here’s Why Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys& Maxwell Had Many CRYING At Women’s March
As millions around the country march as one voice in the “Women’s March,” protesting Donald Trump’s promise to “Make America great again,” by taking away several rights of many, we can now add Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae, and Maxwell to that massive voice.
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The R&B stars touched the crowd with their words and their performances. But what REALLY is gonna have you crying is when you see Janelle and Jidenna perform with the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Jordan Davis, and another young man (we weren’t able to make out from the video, our sincerest apologies to his mother for that) who, like the aforementioned brothas, was also unjustly murdered by police; as well as a member of the LGBT community who represented several LGBT men and women who have been murdered in hate crimes simply because of their sexuality. It was extremely emotional and powerful at the same time. Check out the videos below…
JANELLE MONAE: “GET OFF OUR AREOLAS, GET OFF OUR VAGINAS!”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 21, 2017
While rockin’ a “Fem the Future” sweatshirt, Janelle Monae gave the crowd of many women (and men) an anti-Trump policies pep talk, by telling them this:
“It was a woman who gave us Martin Luther King. It was a woman who gave us Malcolm X. And according to the bible, it was a woman who gave us Jesus.” […] “The things that are happening from Washington to even…will be hidden no more. […] We will not remain hidden figures, we have names, we are complete human beings and they cannot police us, so get off our areolas. Get off our vaginas…we birthed this nation and we can un-birth this nation if we choose,” Janelle stated with conviction.
JANELLE MONAE BRINGS OUT MOTHERS OF SLAIN BLACK WOMEN & MEN KILLED BY POLICE & HATRED
Janelle Monae then brought out rapper/singer, Jidenna, and performed a powerful rendition of her song, “Hell You Talmbout” that left not one dry eye in the crowd. Why? Because that’s when she brought the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Jordan Davis and others on stage to participate in the song with her. It was extremely emotional, but very powerful to see those mothers fight through pain to uplift their babies; as well as to see the transgender woman fight through her pain to uplift members of the LGBT community who were murdered victims of hate crimes.
ALICIA KEYS: “NO HATE, NO BIGOTRY!”
Alicia Keys stepped on stage to to encourage thE crowd by reciting the late Dr. Maya Angelou’s poem, “And Still I Rise” and she also added further encouragement to keep fighting against any oppression Trump attempts to enforce, by telling the marchers “We want the best for all Americans — no hate, no bigotry, no Muslim registry.” Afterwards Keys got it lit with her song “Girl On Fire.”
MAXWELL LET WOMEN KNOW THEIR ‘WORTH’
#ThisWomansWork #WomensMarch #Maxwell
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Maxwell also joined the festivities and let women know that they are a true work of art, whose worth should never be overlooked, by performing his song, “Woman’s Work.”
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