David Banner Drops Controversial “Black Fist” Video In Protest Of Killings Of Black People
The revolution will be televised, if David Banner has anything to do with it.
The Grammy award winning producer, rapper, actor and activist will have the world talking with the reveal of his new video “Black Fist,” which is off his soon to be released album The God Box (August 19). The Ojun Kwon directed short film serves as Banner’s visually compelling statement against the injustice and atrocities that have happened, particularly the senseless loss of African-American lives at the hands of the authorities while their families and the world watch the inequality within the justice system.
“The intention of this visual is not to promote violence, but to show that we as a people will no longer accept the loss of innocent black lives,” states Banner at the opening of the piece. “The purpose of this message is not to target anyone, but instead, to value everyone. This video is a statement and a reminder that black lives won’t be ‘taken’ lightly.”
No stranger to sharing his opinions on the rights of African-Americans and hip-hop music, Banner has been outspoken about the Trayvon Martin killing, has marched in Ferguson regarding the Michael Brown murder, stood alongside Mississippi residents to have the Confederate battle emblem removed as the state flag, and more. In addition, Banner has appeared in front of Congress testifying at a hearing about racism and misogyny in hip-hop lyrics, engaged students at Harvard University, Stanford University, Howard University, toured with Dr. Umar Johnson and Dr. Claude Anderson on the “Three Kings Triple-Lecture” as well as toured the country on his own “The God Box” lecture series selling out theaters and universities/colleges.
Fans can pre-order The God Box now (CLICK HERE) and follow David Banner on social via Instagram @davidbannerlikespictures, Twitter @davidbanner and on Facebook @DavidBanner.