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  • Listen To Common And Gregory Porter Address Refugee Crisis In New Song, ”Running (Refugee Song)”

    Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:19:10

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    Yesterday was World Refugee Day and in conjunction with the annual event, Common, Gregory Porter, Keyon Harrold, and Andrea Pizziconi teamed up on a new song, "Running (Refugee Song)." "All of the proceeds from the song will be donated to organizations around the world to offer some support to more than 60 million people who have been forcibly displaced to war and others issues, around the world," reports All Hip Hop.

    Porter said about the ongoing crisis and the new song, "This tragedy affects all of us. I am grateful to lend my voice to these courageous survivors.I hope everyone downloads the song so we can raise desperately needed money to help these families and let them know we have nothing but love for them." The song can be download for a donation at www.refugeesong.com or for $1.99 on iTunes.

    Back in April, Common, along with Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T, Ludacris, DJ Khaled, and Janelle Monae met with President Barack Obama to discuss the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative. "The musicians who met with Obama have been working on efforts to help younger generations of blacks and other minorities stay on the right path," reported ABC News.

    "Under the My Brother's Keeper initiative, businesses, foundations and community groups coordinate investments to come up with or support programs that help keep young people out of the criminal justice system and improve their access to higher education. The president initiated the program in February 2014 to try to help reverse some of the challenges facing black, Hispanic and Native American boys and young men," added the news outlet.


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