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YouTube accused of censoring Macklemore’s pro-Palestine song, “Hind’s Hall”

YouTube accused of censoring Macklemore’s pro-Palestine song, “Hind’s Hall”

YouTube is facing allegations that it has censored Macklemore’s pro-Palestine protest song, “Hind’s Hall.” The rapper, formally known as  Ben Haggerty, released the track on May 6 on social media in response to the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip. The song’s title refers to the name given to Columbia University’s Hamilton Hall by student protestors to honor six-year-old Hind Rajab, who was killed by Israel’s military in February. The accompanying video, which Macklemore also dropped on Monday, has garnered more than 27 million views on X/Twitter alone.  On YouTube, where the video has more than half a million views, users encounter the following message before clicking play: “The following content may contain graphic or violent imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.” Newsweek reported that users under the age of 18 or viewers who aren’t signed into an account are unable to watch the clip. Macklemore in the song argues that the campus protests, which have steadily unfurled across the U.S. in recent weeks, are not the problem. “It’s what they’re protesting/It goes against what our country is funding/Block the …

Macklemore Supports Palestine Protesters, Slams Biden in Hind’s Hall

Macklemore Supports Palestine Protesters, Slams Biden in Hind’s Hall

Macklemore has released a new song, praising pro-Palestinian college protesters and calling out President Biden amid the ongoing war in Gaza. The single is titled “Hind’s Hall” after the name given to Hamilton Hall by Columbia University students who occupied the building in protest. Hind was a 6-year-old Palestinian girl who was killed while fleeing heavy fighting in Gaza City with her family. She had pleaded for help with first responders after her family died but Hind herself died while waiting for help. In the track, Macklemore says the problem “isn’t the protests, it’s what they’re protesting.” He voices his support for the protesters, urging them to “block the barricade until Palestine is free.” “If students in tents posted on the lawn occupyin’ the quad is really against the law and a reason to call in the police and their squad, where does genocide land in your definition, huh?,” he questions. Besides rapping about the college protests, the artist calls out those who have claimed that it’s antisemitic to be anti-Zionist, pointing out that he’s …

With “Hind’s Hall” Macklemore finally delivers an allyship effort that isn’t embarrassing

With “Hind’s Hall” Macklemore finally delivers an allyship effort that isn’t embarrassing

Macklemore is corny. People have been saying that for years. His corniness worked when “Thrift Shop,” his megahit with Ryan Lewis, put them on the global map in 2012.  It was less acceptable when the duo strutted off with Grammys for best new artist, and best rap song, best rap performance for “Thrift Shop,” along with beating Drake, Jay-Z, the artist formerly known as Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar to take home best rap album for “The Heist.” Even Macklemore knew better, while also suspecting that letting the world know he agreed with most hip-hop fans that Lamar should have won might be worth something. He was right. It earned a headline-generating diss from Drake in Rolling Stone and made him the modern poster child for Black music appropriation.  That image was not ameliorated in 2016 with the release of the nearly nine-minute “White Privilege II,” an unlistenable corn-cob stab in the auditory canal doubling as a rumination on the Movement for Black Lives. The thing about corniness, though, is that it is in some respects …

‘All schools’ have restrictions, says Hinds

‘All schools’ have restrictions, says Hinds

More from this theme Recent articles A government minister has said he is “sure all schools” already restrict the use of mobile phones to some extent. Schools minister Damian Hinds was quizzed about new government guidance encouraging mobile phone bans and about the dangers of screen time for children. Here’s what we learned from his evidence to the education committee. 1. ‘All schools’ restrict phone use Hinds said he was “sure all schools have some degree of restriction on using mobile phones”. Gillian Keegan “Nowhere is it allowable to pull out your phone in the middle of maths and start doing stuff.” But he said the government was trying to “create a new norm…we want to make the whole school day free of mobile phones and all that comes with that”. “There’s never been a pretence that mobile phones aren’t already severely restricted in most schools.” Announcing the guidance last month, education secretary Gillian Keegan said “around half of schools do not ban mobile phones…and of the half that do, many still allow them in …

Our plan to tackle it, by schools minister Hinds

Our plan to tackle it, by schools minister Hinds

More from this theme Recent articles Schools Week readers will know as well as I do that if a child misses just one day of school, that is one day’s worth of education lost. If it’s more than one day, those losses will be cumulative and the effect on long-term prospects could not be more damaging. Covid was an unprecedented global event that somewhat changed societal attitudes around sickness and school attendance. Prior to the impact of the pandemic, absence had been gradually declining, from 6 per cent in 2009-10 to 4.7 per cent in 2018-19. But just like countries around the world we have been dealing with an increase in absence due to this attitude shift. Although a lot of work has gone into reversing the effects of that – around 380,000 fewer pupils were persistently off school last year than the year before – there are still far too many children who are regularly absent.  That’s far too many children who risk failing to make the most of their potential. ‘Attendance data will be …

Mentor workload ‘too high’ Hinds says as ECF reforms set out

Mentor workload ‘too high’ Hinds says as ECF reforms set out

More from this theme Recent articles Schools minister Damian Hinds has admitted the workload of new teacher mentors is “too high” as he unveiled a package of measures to improve training – including combining the two flagship frameworks. The government will today publish its review of the initial teacher training core content framework (CCF) and the early career framework (ECF). Changes include combining the pair into the new initial teacher training and early career framework (ITTECF). This will mean teachers “get a more joined up development journey beyond initial training into the early years of their career”. The framework has also been updated to include more content on how teachers can support pupils with SEND, measures aimed at cutting workload for mentors and providing more subject-specific training. Writing for Schools Week, Hinds said: “I want this country to be the best place to become a great teacher. These improvements are not just policy changes; they’re a pledge to back our teachers for the long term.” Damian Hinds A key issue raised with the ECF, rolled …

9-1-1 fans left confused after new video with Aisha Hinds and Ryan Guzman sparks questions

9-1-1 fans left confused after new video with Aisha Hinds and Ryan Guzman sparks questions

A new promotional video for 9-1-1 may have first sparked excitement for fans – but that has now turned to trepidation as the video hints at one major change. The hit ABC series follows the firefighters of Firehouse 118 and so, on January 18, the official social media account posted a video of Aisha Hinds, Ryan Guzman, Kenneth Choi and Oliver Stark exclaiming: “Happy one-eighteen day!”  But with Ryan, who stars as Eddie Diaz, and Oliver, who plays Evan ‘Buck’ Buckley in their normal LAFD fire hats, it was Aisha, who appears in the show as Hen Wilson, who sparked speculation as she wore a fire hat with the word ‘Captain’ on it.  9-1-1 fans left confused after new video Bobby Nash (played by Peter Krause) is the captain of the 118, but Hen has often taken on the responsibilities when Bobby is on vacation or out of action. With Hen now wearing the Captain hat, speculation has turned to whether season seven will feature any kind of time jump – and what that means for the fate …