Alright: Kendrick Lamar joins Compton Peace Walk with DeMar DeRozan & Russell Westbrook
Kendrick Lamar has always been as outspoken as they come when it comes to addressing police brutality and this past Sunday he showed his commitment to the cause by joining a protest.
After remaining relatively quiet in the wake of George Floyd’s senseless murder on May 25, Lamar made a huge statement by joining thousands of others at the Compton Peace Walk. He was seen with former Toronto Raptor DeMar DeRozan and Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook.
Lamar’s involvement with the protest came just days after his label Top Dawg Entertainment released a statement and a link with useful resources to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
The statement read: “A message. Standing up against the odds and uplifting our community is foundational at Top Dawg Entertainment. Our goal as a company is to represent the talent, perseverance, and strength of our people. We strive to be passionate, outspoken leaders in our culture and recognize we’re at a pivotal point in our society’s history. We are empowered in solidarity with our brothers and sisters within the Black community, and our allies of every creed and color. The time is now for immediate change. These injustices must stop.”
The link TDE shared is https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co which is a link that has been shared by several people across the music community.
After the successful Compton Peace Walk—which saw protesters march from Gateway Towne Center in Los Angeles to Compton City Hall—Compton Mayor Aja Brown issued a statement:
“Compton Family – Thank you to each and every one of you that joined together today for the #ComptonPeaceWalk. Thousands came together – men, women and children, to peacefully march for unity, justice, and peace – for all.
Today, we demonstrated that the LOVE we have for one another is powerful. Thank you to everyone that came out and to those that wanted to, but couldn’t. We represented #ComptonUnited #ComptonStrong.
As I said today, this moment is not the ending, but the beginning of a new era – a movement to engage, educate and empower Compton to mobilize, organize and take action, especially when it counts. If you’re ready to join the movement and want to know when it’s time to mobilize text comptonunited to 31996.
Today was glorious. God is with us. It was a special day in Compton’s History. I’m honored to be here with you. Compton, this is our time. 🙏🏾🙏🏼
A special thank you to everyone putting in work every day to move our city forward. Our Compton family is incredible. This is your time. Let’s activate.
May you all stay blessed. Love you all.”
Back in 2015, Lamar’s song “Alright” became the unofficial anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement.
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