MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - At Augsburg College, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message still resonates through the arts, more than 40 years after his assassination.
Chuck D., the leader and co-founder of rap group Public Enemy offered a provocative take on race, class, and Dr. King in 2016. He didn't want cameras rolling, but spoke briefly.
From accusations of police brutality in communities of color across the country, to Black Lives Matter protests erupting in the Twin Cities, 2015 was a year of racial tension.
Chuck D... "Fight the power means you better know what power you dealin with.And then you better posse up." pic.twitter.com/4c7AYcgaKM— jonathan choe (@choefox9) January 18, 2016
Chuck D also hammering Donald Trump and his view on race and immigration. What would MLK think of the Donald? pic.twitter.com/fSBmVeNyA3— jonathan choe (@choefox9) January 18, 2016
In closing, Chuck D emphasizing, "It's not about me! It's about Dr. MLK Jr. What he was all about. That's why I'm here."— jonathan choe (@choefox9) January 18, 2016