Acclaimed singer, songwriter and social activist MILCK collaborated with Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman for a powerful rendition of her most recent single “Somebody’s Beloved,” with new spoken-word improvisation. The performance debuted as part of The W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s fifth annual National Day of Racial Healing featuring a lineup consisting of Ta-Nehisi Coates, John Legend, Storm Reid and many more. The program featured an afternoon of essential and timely conversations about racial healing, equity and justice with leading advocates, artists and influencers. The annual program is designed to bridge divides, affirm our common humanity and inspire action.
Best known for her song “Quiet,” which went viral following the inaugural Women’s March, MILCK is an advocate for social and racial justice. “Somebody’s Beloved” feat. Bipolar Sunshine serves as a heart-centered invitation for people to find their place in the anti-racism movement and to explore, self-reflect, and act. From the song release date of October 9, 2020 through 2021, 100% of proceeds from the song and 100% of net proceeds from brand partnerships and public donations will benefit the seven beneficiary organizations. Visit somebodysbeloved.org to learn more. To learn more about the National Day of Racial Healing visit here: www.dayofracialhealing.org
This weekend, Amanda Gorman spoke with the Los Angeles Times about her poetry process and what it was like being handpicked to read a poem at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, January 20th. Gorman is now the youngest poet to write and recite a piece at a presidential inauguration, following Maya Angelou and Robert Frost. Read the full story here: https://lat.ms/3sE5wLe