Darrell Kelley- Release The Transcripts [SwanoDown Report]

Reported by SwanoDown 

Some issues need to be handled head-on, beating around the bush just isn't a option. In regards to social justice, there's no time for pondering. And in recent time, that approach has been executed and expressed. 

Via economic opportunity, public messages, and policy, some long awaited changes have been occurring for African-Americans... and the betterment of the country- as a whole. Darrell Kelley decides to make his impact on today's climate through his activism, faith, and music. On his single: Release The Transcripts, Darrell passionately, and unapologetically refers to the highly publicized murder of Breonna Taylor, a 26 year-old African-American woman who was killed in her bed by plain-clothed Louisville Police officers. As many, if not all of you have seen, the call for those involved with Breonna's death to be arrested was constant. Though, as of today, no officers have been arrested directly for Breonna's murder.

Per The NYT: 

A grand jury indicted a former Louisville police officer in late September for wanton endangerment for his actions during the raid. He pleaded not guilty. No charges were announced against the other two officers who fired shots, and no one was charged for causing Ms. Taylor’s death."

Darrell Kelley does not hold much back while singing: "You killed this young Black woman, in cold blood." His delivery throughout is unique in sound, timbre, and cadence. His message is what truly displays his strength and purpose. 

"This is music with a message and the message is Black lives matter and the Afro-American community will not stop seeking the long-awaited justice that's continually promised but seldom served. Darrell Kelley is a musician, an ordained bishop, an entrepreneur, and most importantly, a social activist. 'Release the Transcripts' is not simply a song it's a long-overdue rallying cry that will not be quelled."

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