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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis honor Trayvon Martin at AMA’s (kids...dying due to racial profiling)
MSNBC ^ | November 25, 2013 | Morgan Whitaker

Posted on 11/25/2013 10:15:35 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Musical artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took a moment to honor Trayvon Martin at the American Music Awards Sunday night.

While accepting an award for favorite rap/hip-hop album, Macklemore quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., before speaking out about slain Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.

“Due to the fact that we are in Florida tonight accepting this award, I want to acknowledge Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that are dying due to racial profiling and the violence that follows it,” Macklemore, whose given name is Ben Haggarty, said. “This is really happening. These are our friends, our neighbors, our peers, and our fans, and it’s time that we look out for the youth and fight against racism and the laws that protect it.”

The musical duo have been known for promoting social justice on divisive issues in the past. The song “Same Love,” a top hit off their award winning album, The Heist, openly addresses homophobia and supports marriage equality.....

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; hiphop; music; trayvon; zimmerman

1 posted on 11/25/2013 10:15:35 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: Revolting cat!

Martin & Lewis, gone all new school


2 posted on 11/25/2013 10:16:51 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They look like a couple of fags.


3 posted on 11/25/2013 10:17:55 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: dfwgator

“The musical duo have been known for promoting social justice on divisive issues in the past. The song “Same Love,” a top hit off their award winning album, The Heist, openly addresses homophobia and supports marriage equality.....”


4 posted on 11/25/2013 10:20:06 AM PST by EEGator
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To: dfwgator

Yeah. Look like


5 posted on 11/25/2013 10:20:15 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two white dudes I would not mind seeing getting Knockout Game or Polar Bear Hunted. Nothing demonstrates stupidity more than effete white folks condoning black violence

Thank God the AMA folks gave Best New Artist to Ariana Grande instead of Mucklemore


6 posted on 11/25/2013 10:20:39 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: Real Conservatives Only, Please)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw part of it, a very small part but I don’t know any of these ‘artists’.


7 posted on 11/25/2013 10:21:22 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: EEGator
Well, isn't that special.

BTW, they've just changed our logo:


8 posted on 11/25/2013 10:21:36 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Until I spotted the article, I’d never heard of them. What’s up with white rappers and hip-hop musicians?


9 posted on 11/25/2013 10:22:08 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This is really happening. These are our friends, our neighbors, our QUEERS, and our fans, and it’s time that we look out for the youth and fight FOR racism and the laws that protect it.”

Fixed it.


10 posted on 11/25/2013 10:22:13 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sounds like they're reading a script and have no idea what they're talking about
11 posted on 11/25/2013 10:22:42 AM PST by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: dfwgator

I’m stealing that. I heard they’re keeping Muschamp.
He must have photos of Foley and Machen diddling kids.


12 posted on 11/25/2013 10:24:58 AM PST by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well it’ the AMA or what I like to call “The karaoke awards”. You aren’t dealing with people on the high end of the IQ scale in the first place. 3000 blacks murdered every 6 month by other blacks? Oh, what’s that?


13 posted on 11/25/2013 10:25:12 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Never heard of ‘em—but certainly not anyone I want to be near.


14 posted on 11/25/2013 10:25:18 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: EEGator

Have you seen this yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05h49R4QX9U


15 posted on 11/25/2013 10:26:23 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We can only hope that these guys get enriched by the diversity they so love and deserve.


16 posted on 11/25/2013 10:27:15 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yawn... dog bites man PC crap...

How about a song for the victims of the knockout game? Get creative losers...


17 posted on 11/25/2013 10:27:26 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: dfwgator

Is that real?


18 posted on 11/25/2013 10:28:06 AM PST by EEGator
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To: basil
Ryan Lewis has to deliver all the gags because Trayvon Martin's gonna have to be the silent straight man with a deadpan expression painted on his face.

Then again, gangsta wannabes practice the art of the deadpan cold stare.

19 posted on 11/25/2013 10:28:34 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: EEGator

Yep.

Looked like something straight of out Electric Football, you know how when sometimes the players would get their arms intertwined?


20 posted on 11/25/2013 10:33:21 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Macklemore has some rap where he says something like “I was in 3d grade when I found out I was gay” or something like that

Nothing demonstrated how stupid white rappers look when they had Eminem on a ABC college FB game earlier this yr...Eminem looked so tiny and scrawny next to elderly Brent Musberger. I always thought Eminem got better treatment from black rappers than Vanilla Ice because Ice didn’t put out...Eminem looks like the White Boy Toy for Black inmates.

And...I like RB and Soul music...but the old skool kind. As bad as Macklemore is....that little Ariana Grande can sing. Glad to see her beat out Mackle.. My faith in humanity got a little restored


21 posted on 11/25/2013 10:33:29 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: Real Conservatives Only, Please)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Patronizing “polar bears.” Loved the patronizing reference to MLK’s, “Letter from the Birmingham Jail.” Nice touch, boys. The tiger will eat you last.


22 posted on 11/25/2013 10:33:52 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: dfwgator

“They look like a couple of fags.”

Great minds think alike.

My gaydar is a smoking mass of goo.


23 posted on 11/25/2013 10:35:10 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe the kids invovled in profiling should stop being brainless thugs...they might be safer if they didn’t initiate violence in the first place.

It’s human nature to defend one’s self.

“So, waddya say will all go out and play the knock knock game?”
~What I imagine these morons said after the show


24 posted on 11/25/2013 10:36:06 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

25 posted on 11/25/2013 10:36:24 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: dfwgator

I’m trying to think about what they could have been thinking during the play. It wasn’t an accidental block, but a full-on engagement. They locked up for seconds!

I went to some ESPN Gator articles last night. I expect deaths at the FSU v UF game.


26 posted on 11/25/2013 10:40:37 AM PST by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that are dying due to racial profiling and the violence that follows it

Setting aside St. Skittles.....show me one.

One MINORITY one, that is. I can do a search on FR for "Knockout Game" and likely come up with dozens. But they're not the flavor this clown is looking for.

27 posted on 11/25/2013 10:41:06 AM PST by wbill
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To: dfwgator

fags indeed


28 posted on 11/25/2013 10:44:14 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“... Trayvon Martin and the hundreds and hundreds of kids each year that are dying due to racial profiling ...”

Hundreds each year, all due to racial profiling?


29 posted on 11/25/2013 10:45:12 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: EEGator

That’s the best blocking I’ve seen from them all year.


30 posted on 11/25/2013 10:45:19 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: EEGator

I expect the Swamp to be about 80/20 Noles fans there...Heck, if you can’t beat them, might as well make some money off of them.


31 posted on 11/25/2013 10:46:34 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL, too true.


32 posted on 11/25/2013 10:49:37 AM PST by EEGator
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To: dennisw
They have been asked in numerous interviews and both state they are straight. Trust me in the “pedestal life of gays” today, they would have yelled they were gay from the rafters if they were. I know conservatives have a gay fetish, but not every liberal is gay. Sorry to disappoint all of you. lol.
33 posted on 11/25/2013 10:51:15 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: dfwgator

My friends are selling their tickets. They’re going to grill and drink at their pads.

I thought trouble could happen away from the stadium around campus somewhere. I’m certainly not condoning it, but it’s a volatile mixture. We’re as low as possible, they’re as high. If we get smoked like I expect, beer muscles might reign.


34 posted on 11/25/2013 10:52:30 AM PST by EEGator
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To: napscoordinator
Trust me in the “pedestal life of gays” today, they would have yelled they were gay from the rafters if they were.

The Rap Game is a little different in that area...It may have changed slightly, but it's still not widely accepted in those circles.

35 posted on 11/25/2013 10:53:22 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Three dog night. Easy to be hard. Asshat “artists” have been squawking this crap forever.

How can people be so heartless
You know I’m hung up on you
Easy to be proud
Easy to say no

Especially people who care about strangers
Who care about evil and social injustice
Do you only care about the bleeding crowd
How about a needy friend
We all need a friend


36 posted on 11/25/2013 10:59:56 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: dfwgator

I know they are considered rappers, but since they went mainstream, I would say they would be ok. Our society is so sick. I just wish that conservatives wouldn’t accept it as much. What I mean by that is that every actor or politician that they think it gay they will have thread upon thread about it. It really makes the person more comfortable with “coming out” because everyone is saying it and even joking about it like it is not a big deal. It drives me crazy especially when they joke about politicians especially Lindsay (R-SC) because if he were ever to come out, people will just say, “Oh like that is a surprise” when in the old days it would have been considered a scandal and he would have had to resign. Today he would continue to make policy. It just makes me sick.


37 posted on 11/25/2013 11:00:04 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These are hopeless moronic Libtards. Note that MSLSD is the author.

You cannot fight self-loathers.


38 posted on 11/25/2013 11:00:54 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How ‘bout the millions of Blacks who’ve died at the hands of leftist big gubmint policies ?


39 posted on 11/25/2013 11:23:32 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More trash from Seattle.


40 posted on 11/25/2013 11:34:17 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Old people, white women, invalids and Asians are dying due to racial profiling. Its called Polar Bear Hunting and Knockout “Game”.


41 posted on 11/25/2013 12:56:30 PM PST by Old Yeller (Obama: A dark spot in this country's history.)
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To: dfwgator

Ooh, ooh, I’m going to report you to the PC police for inflammatory language! (Now where did I put my arm band....)


42 posted on 11/25/2013 12:56:45 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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