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7/11/16-Stevie Wonder: US violence

todayJuly 11, 2016

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Stevie WonderPrior to his momentous concert at British Summer Time Hyde Park gig yesterday evening, Stevie Wonder had a heartfelt plea in relation to events in America and Music-News.com was there.
“Before I start the concert I’d like to say to all of you a few simple things. In this troubled time I want to say to all of you that I love you all. And I love you because I was blessed to be blind, it was a gift so that I could show those of you who have everything you have the blessing you have to use them all That everyday is to please God and to use the gift of song that he has given me to encourage you to move forward.”
“In one sense I’m very happy that “Songs in the Key of Life” are still significant almost 40 years later. In another sense I’m not happy about that. The reason is that the songs and the words that we talk about, those conditions still exist in the world and that hurts my heart. What I’m hopeful about is that we can make a difference. And if you too feel that we can make a difference, I encourage you to choose love over hate. It’s just that simple. Choose love over hate, right over wrong, kind over meanness. Hope over no hope at all. Which brings me to another point, yes, all life does matter, but the reason that I say black lives matter is because we are the original people of this world.”
“So in essence, everyone here has some black In you! You’ve all got some soul in you so stop denying your culture. So love yourselves and all your family. That’s what I say. And for those of you who don’t agree with me, I love you but I don’t give a [pause] are you ready?!”

Written by: Barry Scott

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