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Cry Power Episode 4: MAvis Staples

Racism in America Wasn't Defeated in the 60s

The Cry Power podcast is hosted by Hozier in partnership with Global Citizen, talking to inspirational artists and activists about how to change the world. In its fourth episode, Hozier talks with gospel legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples about singing for Martin Luther King, the power of protest music, and which rappers inspire her in 2019. But it's not all talk — you can join the Global Citizen movement and take action below to join marginalised groups in the fight against the flawed US criminal justice system.

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“I just have to cry sometimes,” Staples tells Hozier on the fourth episode of the Cry Power podcast. “I’m seeing stuff today that I saw in the 60s — and that’s so potent, so painful." 

Imagine being stuck in prison never having committed a crime. For millions in the United States, cash bail places a price tag on freedom and justice — causing the most marginalised groups, especially low income people of colour, to lose jobs, homes, and family. Sign the Global Citizen petition now calling on US lawmakers to end the criminalisation of poverty.

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