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D’Angelo – Till It’s Done (Tutu) [Black Spring Los Angeles] – (Video)

May 8, 2015
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Last year, I dedicated the BrutalityWatch section of this site to keeping track of the overwhelming news reports on police brutality. Since then, we’ve lost Mike Brown in Ferguson and more recently, Freddie Gray in Baltimore. A wave of activism swept through the Black youth with George Zimmerman’s acquittal as its catalyst. Ferguson mobilized us; Baltimore revolutionized us. This video opens with a Black Angeles (formerly We Are Ferguson LA) rally in Hollywood and transitions to an action held by Black Lives Matter LA in Beverly Hills. The visuals are paired with “Till It’s Done (Tutu)” from D’Angelo’s Black Messiah. The lyrics and video are below:

In a world where we all circle the fiery sun
With a need for love
What have we become?
Tragedy flows unbound and there’s no place to run
Till it’s done
Questions that call to us, we all reflect upon:
Where do we belong? Where do we come from?
Questions that call to us, we all reflect upon
Till it’s done
Till it’s done
Carbon pollution is heating up the air
Do we really know? Do we even care?
Acid rain dripping on our trees and in our hair
Are you there?
Clock ticking backwards on things we’ve already built
Sons and fathers die, soldiers, daughters killed
Question ain’t “do we have resources to rebuild?”
It’s “do we have the will?”
Perilous dissidence evening up the score
Do we even know what we’re fighting for?
Destinies crippled and thrown about on the floor
When we’re waging war
Questions that call to us, we all reflect upon:
Where do we belong? Where do we come from?
Questions that call to us, we all reflect upon
Till it’s done
Till it’s done

Lyrics by D’Angelo and Kendra Foster

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