“King of Calypso” Harry Belafonte has accused Beyonce and her Hubby Jay-Z of being “socially irresponsible” for not doing enough to help the African-American community.
Despite Bey publishing a list of her philanthropic efforts, Harry still believes more can be done by the rich and famous who have the means and profile to be the voice of the people. More details below……………
“Because they sit at the top of the list, I was asked in particular about Jay-Z and Beyoncé. I made the point that the absence of high-profile blacks in the political struggle concerning the issues of race, poverty, and the disenfranchisement of the poor is disappointingly evident.”
“From the highest pinnacles of Wall Street to the kings and queens of entertainment, to the gods and goddesses of sports, never before at these levels have we boasted such large numbers of black participants.”
He also added,
“I have no animus for those who are touched by such heights of fame. I was one of them. But as history has evolved, our individual and collective indifference to the vast suffering of our fellow beings is, for me, unconscionable.”
Harry is saying that he wishes they’d do more with their power. Do you agree with him?
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