Stevie Wonder Takes “Both Knees” in Solidarity for Betterment of America

“Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America,” declared Stevie Wonder as he knelt down during his performance at the 6th annual Global Citizen Music Fest.

This weekend was much like any other since the 45th inauguration – a dark overcast of blatant racism from the “leader” of the free world was home to many of our screens. And in conjunction with any other weekend, our fight for justice continues. In the aftermath of Trump’s recent remarks on Colin Kaepernick‘s stand on inequality and rescinding the white house invitation from Stephen Curry (who had no plans of attending anyway), both the NBA and NFL joined forces in an act of resistance. From taking to social media to voice their concerns to vowing to “take a knee” during every game, the ancestral chants of “we shall not be moved” remain as the seen but unheard undertone of every step we take.

Stevie Wonder joined in solidarity during his performance on Saturday (September 23) at Global Citizen’s in New York City’s Central Park. Taking both knees with his son Kwame Wonder by his side, he declared his right to do so for the betterment of America. “But not just one knee,” he continued. “Both knees. Both knees, in prayer for our planet, our future, our leaders of the world and our globe. Amen.”

Wonder went on to preform his greatest hits like “Isn’t She Lovely” and “We Are the World,” and also touched on Trump’s and North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un’s Twitter feud. “We must take care of each other, and this planet. If we don’t, we could lose the ultimate video game of life,” the singer and activist said. “Weapons are real and rhetoric is dangerous.”

Check out the video above.

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