This is Our Time: A Call to Troublemakers

frank2016 speaker and artist Ahmen calls on us to share the work we are doing to drive change for his new music video.

Stirring up the Riff Raff: An Interview with Alynda Segarra

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We had the chance to speak with Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff on identity politics, overcoming one’s fears and insecurities, as well as the importance of alleviating pain through art.

The “Screaming Eagle of Soul” Flies Home: An Interview with Charles Bradley

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Charles Bradley, soul singer and Gainesville native, will take the stage February 25 at the frank2016 Community Street Fair. His performance will reopen the Bo Diddley Plaza, a Gainesville community staple. Bradley took talked with us about his childhood in Gainesville, his vision for a better world and his hopes to inspire audiences through his music.

With ‘Formation,’ Beyoncé Lights Up The Internet. Here’s What People Are Saying

Beyonce’s new music video “Formation” is full of social commentary.

Coldplay and Beyoncé Hope to Match Past Spectacles at Super Bowl Halftime Show

The 50th Super Bowl takes place this weekend, with a halftime show by Coldplay featuring a guest appearance by Beyoncé.

Rebel, Rebel

How David Bowie influenced a generation of LGBT youth.

Why We’re Building Changeville

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This year’s Changeville is just the beginning of what we hope will become a vibrant creative community among those using their art and storytelling abilities to drive change, while also creating a shared destination for those who create and appreciate this kind of work. Read more about what we are building.

M.I.A. References Refugee Crisis In New Video For ‘Borders’

In the music video for her new song “Borders,” M.I.A. tackles the refugee crisis, referencing the global situation our world faces today through her imagery and lyrics.

You Can’t Fight Poverty With a Concert

Global Citizen’s celebrity-packed festival aims to mobilize millennials against poverty. That’s pointless if it strips politics from the fight.

Lady Gaga’s powerful new video shows the reality of campus sexual assault.

The video for her latest single, “Till It Happens to You” is the theme song for the documentary “The Hunting Ground,” which focuses on the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses and the school administrators who fail to help survivors and/or try to cover it up.