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'This is America,' with references to Charleston church shooting, makes Grammys history

"This is America," a socially charged song by Childish Gambino that features a graphic reference to the Charleston Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting in the accompanying music video, has won multiple ... read more

A year after the Charleston church shooting, what has changed?

People of different races hold hands as they gather on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, S.C., on June 21, 2015, after the first service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church ... read more

24 things you may have missed in Childish Gambino's 'This is America' music video

"I just wanted to make a good ... Glover mows down a church choir with an assault rifle. It's an image that seems to reference the killing of nine people at a predominantly African-American church by ... read more

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6 Things to Know about Mass Shootings in America

America has experienced yet another mass shooting, this time at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is reportedly the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history ... ... read more

‘This Is America’: Breaking down Childish Gambino’s powerful new music video

The imagery evokes the 2015 Charleston church massacre ... Whether this reference was intended, the video makes clear how black people have been trapped and/or harmed by American culture. Glover’s ... read more

Childish Gambino re-creates Emanuel AME shooting in new video: 'It's such an open wound'

The poignant visual art piece with a gruesome reference to the Emanuel AME church shooting in Charleston ... America represented through the lens of a young black man. For the millions of people, ... read more

‘This is America’ goes viral with over 100 million views in nine days

Glover’s "This is America ... direct reference. A gospel choir is happily singing when Glover shoots them all down with an assault rifle, without pausing before continuing his upbeat dance. This ... read more

Donald Glover’s hit music video “This is America”

Too rarely these days does real life make even a guest appearance in the ... and again deadpans to the camera, “This is America.” One instantly recalls not only the Charleston church shooting of 2015, ... read more

Donald Glover’s “This Is America” Is a Stylish, Ambitious Provocation—But What Is It Actually Selling?

It is titled “This Is America,” and its vision is as laced ... maybe the bar is higher for deploying those images in fiction. Isn’t the shooting of that church choir, for example, a nod to the ... read more

A reading list to help you untangle the meaning behind Childish Gambino’s latest offering.

and an incident reminiscent of the Charleston church shooting. It ends with him running for his life. Wired: Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ and the New Shape of Protest Music Jason Parham, who ... read more

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