“We can’t let s*** just blow over and not take action anymore,” the black and Mexican-American singer said. “Look, our children will inherit this Earth when we’re gone. What are we leaving for them? What are we doing for them not, not tomorrow? Now!”
Police have taken another Black man’s life, this time it’s 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Protests have broken out in cities across the country as the nation reacts to the killing of yet another young Black man.
But as the nation reacts to the murder, Wright’s family – his mother and child – need all the support they can get right now and thankfully there are many ways that we can all be better allies while helping support the family that Wright leaves behind.
Daunte Wright is the third high-profile police murder in Minneapolis.
Daunte Wright was driving to his older brother’s house with his girlfriend on Sunday afternoon, when police pulled him over for expired tags. Police said they found an existing warrant for Wright’s arrest and attempted to handcuff him.
Bodycam footage revealed Officer Kim Potter shot Wright when she claimed to be reaching for her taser. He died on the scene, just 10 miles from where former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd.
According to CNN, Daunte’s death is at least the third high-profile death of a Black man at the hands of police in Minnesota in the last five years. And Daunte Wright’s death comes less than a year after the police killing of George Floyd, which sparked protests around the world.
Daunte Wright leaves behind a family still struggling with such an immense loss.
Daunte’s mother, Katie Wright, spoke out about the fear he experienced before his death. Daunte called her after the police pulled him over, at the suggestion of his older brother. “I know my son was scared. He’s afraid of the police, and I just seen and heard the fear in his voice. But I don’t know why, and it should have never escalated the way it did,” Katie told Good Morning America on April 13.
According to Katie, Daunte believed he was getting pulled over for his hanging air fresheners, then she heard “scuffling” and an officer told him to hang up the phone. “I tried to call back three, four times and the girl that was with him answered the phone and she said that they shot him and he was lying in the driver’s seat unresponsive.”
If you’d like to help support Daunte’s family and demand justice, below are a few resources and action items:
Instagram account @holisticheaux is in contact with Daunte’s girlfriend, Chyna, and is gathering supplies and donations on her behalf. The family is in need of diapers, 18- to 24-month clothes, size 6 shoes, groceries, and gift cards. Local residents can DM the account for a drop-off address.
Welcome to Nu Music Fridays, where we give you our best picks of the week in Latin music released on Friday, April 9th. Check out our full list below!
Miguel – Art Dealer Chic 4 EP
Miguel surprised fans by dropping a follow-up to his Art Dealer Chic series from 2012 with Art Dealer Chic 4. The project has 4 songs and features the previously released single “Funeral.” Get into ADC vibes.
Cuco – “Paradise”
Roll down your car windows, hold your significant other’s hand and blast “Paradise” to tell them how much they mean to you. Cuco is BACK, ladies and gentlemen.
Colombian crooner Manuel Turizo released his follow-up album to his 2019 debut ADN with Dopamina. The album comes packed with collabs with El Alfa, will.i.am, Farruko, Myke Towers, Rauw Alejandro, Dalex, Justin Quiles and Maluma. We actually had an exclusive interview with Maluma and he talked to us about working with Manuel for their new single “Amor en Coma.”
A.CHAL – TAPPD’N
Peruvian singer-songwriter A.CHAL sprinkled in some Spanish words in his new single “TAPPD’N.” The rise to the top hasn’t been easy, but A.CHAL is enjoying the process.
Cami – “Luna”
Argentinian singer Cami shows off her vocal prowess with new emotional single “Luna.”
Big Soto – The Good Trip album
Venezuela’s Latin Urban star Big Soto released his star-packed album The Good Trip, which also has an accompanying music video for each song.
J Balvin & Khalid – “Otra Noche Sin Ti“
J Balvin and Khalid join forces on a slow R&B beat for “Otra Noche Sin Ti,” where they want their ex-lover to come back. Read more about the collab here and get into all the feels.
Imanbek & Sean Paul feat. Sofia Reyes – “Dancing On Dangerous”
Russian DJ Imanbek recruited Sean Paul and Sofia Reyes for a new EDM track “Dancing on Dangerous,” which will get you ready to blast it full volume this summer.
Jay Menez – “Promete”
The night looks promising and Dominican artist Jay Menez knows it. Check out his new single “Promete.”
Myke Towers & Ñengo Flow – “BURBERRY”
The release for Lyke Myke feels imminent and Myke Towers dropped Latin Trap anthem “BURBERRY” featuring Ñengo Flow to get us ready for the bangers that are on the way.
Young Gatillo Feat. Rochy RD – “Cintura de Mono Remix”
Two of Dominican Republic’s artists on the rise Young Gatillo and Rochy RD team up for Dembow hit “Cintura de Mono Remix.”