This Week on Our World: Grammy Winner John Legend Fights to Educate Our Kids

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Also: the state of our education system and an after-school program out to save at-risk youth

 

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with Grammy Award-winning singer and philanthropist John Legend, who talks about what it took for him to make it in the music industry and his battle to improve access to a quality education for all Americans. On his latest album, Wake Up! a collaboration with The Roots, Legend sings socially and politically driven soul and R&B “protest music” from the ’60s and ’70s to bring some of today’s most pressing issues to the forefront.

Legend issues a "Wake-Up!" call (Image: Lonnie C. Major)

Legend issues a “Wake-Up!” call (Image: Lonnie C. Major)

“We need to do more to make sure every kid has a quality education,” Legend said when interviewed by Hill. “It’s particularly poignant in the Black and Latino communities because we’re losing so many of our kids, particularly our young men. We end up blaming the students or their parents, but their parents were in the same system 20 years ago and we’re expecting different results but not changing the system.” Read FULL ARTICLE

 

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