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Positive solutions? Country music band “Lady A” sues black artist “Lady A” after name change

Last month, the country music band formerly known as “Lady Antebullumchanged their name to “Lady A” in an effort to “distance themselves from a term with ties to slavery.”

Turns out there was a black woman artist, Anita White, who was already performing under the name of “Lady A.”

So the band members of Lady Antebellum reached out to “Lady A.” and, according to USA Today, they had a “transparent, honest, and authentic conversation.” They stated: “We are excited to share we are moving forward with positive solutions and common ground. The hurt is turning into hope. More to come.”

Fast forward to July and this is how “positive” things are moving forward: “Country band Lady A, formerly Lady Antebellum, sues blues singer Lady A.”

Turns out there’s a price to pay for being woke. A BIG price. From the CBS News story:

“Today we are sad to share that our sincere hope to join together with Anita White in unity and common purpose has ended,” the band members of Lady A said in a statement to CBS News. “She and her team have demanded a $10 million payment, so reluctantly we have come to the conclusion that we need to ask a court to affirm our right to continue to use the name Lady A, a trademark we have held for many years.”

Band members Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and David Haywood decided to sue after “White’s attempt to enforce purported trademark rights in a mark that Plaintiffs have held for more than a decade,” according to the lawsuit. The band is not seeking monetary damages, the lawsuit said.”

The “Lady A,” aka Ms. White, applauded Lady Antebellum’s efforts to stand up for the BLM movement. From the CBS story:

“I applaud them for it, and I’m willing to help any way I can and they are willing to help any way they can. So we’re gonna work together,” she said. “This is where white allies need to start listening to black people, indigenous people, people of color. We need to make sure that you’re listening so that we can change this narrative of racism in this world.

Apparently $10 million was just too much help to ask for from the “white allies.”

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Useful Idiots, Inc.

“Today’s ‘woke’ corporate executives – along with academics and media personalities and many Democrat officeholders – are incurious and unquestioning lemmings following big lies over a cliff, after which they’re destined to experience a hard-landing into totalitarianism.  For many, if not most, that will prove fatal.”

Cross-posted with trevorloudon.com

Corporations – with furloughed employees from sea-to-shining-sea – are falling all over themselves to massively expand their woke budgets and throw money at “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) and similar “social justice” organizations. 

And massively means MASSIVELY: $565 million as of June 11, 2020, according to one report.  But as we’ll see, this money is not going toward addressing “systemic racism,” nor “inequality.”

But first, just imagine what all that money could accomplish if invested toward addressing the root causes, in a spirit of Black lives mattering, instead of hollow symbolism and racial jingoism of BLM.

Such as: monetarily supporting pro-life groups, that by definition oppose Planned Parenthood – which probably snuffs-out more Black lives in the average month than there have been police shootings since the founding of this country (including justified and non-justified police shootings).  Abortion is the leading root cause of premature death among Blacks.

Such as: monetarily organizations promoting the restoration of the nuclear family, including faith-based institutions, since illegitimacy has become rampant in the Black community, and is one of – if not the – single greatest root cause of future poverty.

Such as: monetarily supporting organizations providing vouchers or scholarships to private schools for Black youth – so that they can access to quality education that will help position them for future prosperity, instead of being trapped in the public education system. Lack of access to high quality education is a root cause of continued poverty among Blacks. (See the documentary “Waiting for Superman” for a heart-wrenching depiction of Black mothers desperately seeking better educational opportunities for their children.)

It’s not genuine concern for Black lives mattering that’s driving the dollars from the woke corporations, but cynical racial virtue signaling – merely a variation of a traditional PR or marketing campaigns intended to burnish the image of the corporation.

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