With all eyes (or at least 10.1 million sets of ‘em, judging by last year’s ratings) on the Video Music Awards, MTV has decided to use its platform to make a statement on Ferguson. As reported by the Washington Post before Sunday night’s awards, MTV will be airing a 15-second video during the show entitled “Facing Change.” The short clip is simple: a soundtrack of Ferguson protesters chanting the protest’s signature rallying call, “Hands up, don’t shoot” with a quote by James Baldwin:
"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
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My bestfriend’s step-daughter was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. She’s only two years old and she’ll need about 2 or 3 years of treatment. Of course medical bills will be ridiculous, and they need help. If you can’t…