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'The-Dream' Releases Gay-Inclusive 'Black' Video Highlighting Civil Rights Struggles, Oppressors: WATCH

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On Tuesday night, R&B musician and producer The-Dream (aka Terius Youngdell Nash) released a track called "Black" which includes a written message:

Black isn't just a color. Black isn't just a race anymore. It's a feeling and a place from which one feels isolated by the world of the governing elite. 'Classism is the new racism.' This is what black feels like.

The video is a montage of various civil rights struggles and leaders and includes images of Pussy Riot, the Occupy movement, Gay Pride, and Harvey Milk.

It also includes Vladimir Putin, Joseph Kony, and Clippers owner Donald Sterling, saying, "Never be impressed with a man with no message."

Check out the powerful clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

(h/t HuffPost)

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  1. Not familiar with his music, but he seems like a good guy who "gets it."

    Posted by: Dback | May 1, 2014 10:16:27 AM


  2. Actually, you may be more familiar with his music than you realize. He is a prolific in-demand songwriter having co-written "Umbrella" for Rihanna, "Single Ladies" for Beyoncé, and "Baby" for Justin Bieber.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | May 1, 2014 10:42:59 AM


  3. Wow. Between watching "The Case Against 8" yesterday and this video today I am pretty much all cried out. What a beautiful song, video and message.

    Posted by: (the other)jamesintoronto | May 1, 2014 11:00:42 AM


  4. Awesome message.

    Posted by: Brad Doles | May 1, 2014 11:25:07 AM


  5. what's the story behind that sports team taking off their jackets to reveal red shirts? was it some kind of protest? i'm not familiar with it but find it intriguing.

    Posted by: jed | May 1, 2014 12:51:59 PM


  6. BRILLIANT!!!!!! Let's make this go viral!

    Posted by: Marc | May 1, 2014 1:03:15 PM


  7. @Jed, that was the Clippers team silently protesting Sterling's (Clipper's owner) racist remarks at the first game following the release of the tape. The warm up period and on-bench players hid the Clippers logo and the players on the court wore black armbands and socks.

    Posted by: unruly | May 1, 2014 1:13:36 PM


  8. What?! This doesn't make sense, black people hate the gays!!11 [/sarcasm]

    Posted by: Derrick | May 1, 2014 4:42:09 PM


  9. @unruly thank you!

    Posted by: jed | May 1, 2014 5:44:55 PM


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