From Entertainment Weekly in the USA:
by Dana Rose Falcone
Solange Knowles premiered her latest song, “Rise,” Thursday night at a Los Angeles stop of Bessie’s 81 Theatre Tour. The track was inspired by the unrest in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, following the deaths of young black men in police custody.
Beyoncé’s younger sister isn’t the only artist to turn the turmoil in Baltimore and Ferguson into powerful lyrics. Prince wrote “Baltimore” about the protests and chaos that erupted in Maryland as a result of 25-year-old Freddie Gray’s April 19 death … . He debuted the track, which also mentions Michael Brown and Eric Garner, at his Rally 4 Peace concert last weekend.
There is no word yet whether “Rise” will appear on Knowles’ next album. HBO’s Bessie, a biopic of blues singer Bessie Smith, premieres Saturday at 8 p.m.
Beyoncé And Jay Z ‘Wired Thousands Of Dollars In Bail Money To Ferguson And Baltimore Protesters’: here.
A grand jury has indicted six Baltimore officers on a range of charges after the State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby presented her department’s investigation into the death of Freddie Gray. In a press conference Thursday, Mosby announced that the grand jury charged all six officers in connection to Gray’s death. Officers Edward Nero, Garrett Miller, Caesar Goodson, William Porter, and Sgt. Alicia White and Lt. Brian Rice were handed down a slew of charges ranging from misdemeanor negligent assault and misconduct to involuntary manslaughter, intentional assault, and murder: here.