Stevie Wonder on accessibility for people with all kinds of bodies and abilities.

“You all can’t read this, huh. You can’t read Braille, nah nah nah nah nah. I just want to say, before saying the winner, we need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability.”


Gifs: The Grammys on CBS


The side of Michael Jackson they don’t show you: his ACTUAL RACE.

On 6th February 1984, after winning an unprecedented number of AMA awards Michael spoke to black publication JET magazine about people in his life he was thankful for; Stevie Wonder, who expresses pride of race in his music.

“That’s why I love Stevie Wonder’s album called Songs in The Key of Life… He had a song called Black Man and I just jumped up screaming when I heard that record because he’s showing the world what the Black man has done and what other races have done… He named it Black Man and all these people who have got the album sing it. And that’s the best way to bring about the truth.”

Stevie Wonder shocked the hell out of his fans during his recent performance at London’s ‘British Summer Time Festival,’ where the audience was 65,000 strong.

Stevie’s never one to ignore injustices, y'all know Stevie’s been standing up for equal rights since the early 70’s, even famously getting arrested in his a full length fur in a 1985 anti-apartheid protest where he proudly proclaimed he was a “conscientious criminal.”

So it’s only right that Stevie has now boldly spoken out about the Black Lives Matter movement and the countless murders of African Americans at the hands of police. That brings us to the fearless truths he was speaking in London, a truth that some, but not all, of his predominately White audience were not quite prepared to hear.
As he narrated through songs from his 1976 album, “Songs In The Key of Life,” Stevie sadly pointed out how the societal problems he sang about on that album still exist today.

Stevie said: “The songs and the words that we talk about, those conditions still exist in the world and that hurts my heart.”


“Yes, all life does matter…“ [the crowd loudly applauds, thinking that was the only point Stevie was making…then it slightly faded after he continued] "BUT the reason that I say BLACK LIVES matter is because WE are the original people of this world. So in essence, everybody in here, really, you got some Black in you. You’ve all got some soul in you, so stop denying your culture.” [Crowd initially seems shocked, but some still clap…because they understood Stevie was simply speaking truth and not coming from a hateful standpoint]

"And for those of you who don’t agree with me, I love you but I don’t give a f___.” [crowd applauds..some of them]

Stevie also urged fans to demand their politicians to:

“Cut the bullsh*t and fix it! […] We were all made in God’s image. When you hate someone, you’re hating that image. If I’m blind and I can see it, you can see it too.”

Daaaaamn! Stevie’s telling it like it like it T-I-Is and that’s why we love him!

Black Girls Classics

The Playlist Series: African American/Black American Weddings, The First Dance

Requested By: riamonaee15

Etta James: At Last
K-Ci & JoJo: All My Life
Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You
John Legend: Stay With You
Patti LaBelle: If Only You Knew
SWV: You’re Always On My Mind
The Isley Brothers: For the Love of You
John Legend: You & I
Beyonce: Halo
Faith Evans: I Love You
Four Tops/Whitney Houston: I Believe In You and Me
Tammi Terrel & Marvin Gaye/Cheryl Lynn & Luther Vandross: If This World Were Mine
Anita Baker: Sweet Love
Percy Sledge: When a Man Loves a Woman
New Edition: Can You Stand the Rain
Rufus & Chaka Khan: Sweet Thing
Jill Scott: He Loves Me
Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole: Unforgettable
Whitney Houston: You Give Good Love
Jaheim: Anything
Rose Royce: Wishing on A Star
Ginuwine: Differences
The O'Jays: Stairway to Heaven
Mariah Carey: When I Saw You
Aaliyah: At Your Best (You Are Love)
Dru Hill: These Are the Times
Babyface: Every Time I Close My Eye
Brian McKnight: Back At One
Minne Riperton: Loving You
India Arie: Ready For Love
Troop: All I Do Is Think of You
Prince: Adore
Kindred The Family: Where Would I be
Chaka Khan: Through the Fire
Jagged Edge: Promise
Dondria: You’re the One
Kevon Edmonds: 24/7
Kem: I Can’t Stop Loving You
Stevie Wonder/Luther Vandross/Donell Jones: Knocks Me Off My Feet
Tony! Toni! Tone!: Whatever You Want
Musiq Soulchild: Dontchange
Beyonce: Speechless
Seal: Kiss From A Rose
Case: Happily Ever After
Kem: Share My Life
Keyshia Cole: Love
Gerald Levert: Made to Love You
Musiq Soulchild: Love
The Deele: Two Occasions
Mawell: Fortunate
Xscape: The Arms of the One Who Loves You
India Arie: The Truth
Tendy Pendergrass: Love T.K.O
Kenny Lattimore: For You
SWV: Weak
Musiq Soulchild: sobeautiful
Mariah Carey: Vision of Love
Aretha Franklin: You’re All I Need
Gladys Kinght & The Pimps: Best Thing That Happened to Me
Beyonce: Rather Die Young
Luther Vandross: Here and Now
Pressure: Love And Affection
Heatwave/Luther Vandross: Always & Forever
Chaka Khan: Ain’t Nobody
John Legend: All of Me
Alicia Keys: If I Ain’t Got You
Luther Vandross: All The Woman I Need
Ruff Endz: Someone to Love You
Stevie Wonder: You and I
Beyonce: Dangerously In Love
Avant & Keye Wyatt: You & I
Shanice: I Love Your Smile
Maria Carey: Open Arms
Musiq Soulchild: Teachme
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway/Beyonce & Luther Vandross: The Closer I Get to You
John Legend: P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care)
Stevie Wonder: Signed, Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours)
Atlantic Starr: Always
Luther Vandross & Mariah Care: Endless Love
Blackstreet: Let’s Stay in Love
John Legend: So High
Lionel Richie & Diana Ross: Endless Love
Whitney Houston: Greatest Love of All
Mariah Carey: Underneath the Stars
Jagged Edge: Good Luck Charm

#HAM4HAM Chronological List


07/13/15: Lin and Groffsauce revisit ‘Heights Cool Musical Too’

07/16/15: Lin and Alex Lacamoire on melodica

07/17/15: Parts are switched for ‘Cabinet Battle #1′ (also x, x)

07/18/15: Q&A with Lin with only Les Mis quotes
07/18/15: Anthony Ramos sings ‘Grenade’

07/19/15: Groffsauce and Lin rap (also x)

07/20/15: REG and Pippa Soo sing ‘Right Hand Man’

07/21/15: JCJ sings ‘Living For the City’

07/22/15: Lin, Thayne Jasperson and Ephraim Sykes do ‘World Will Know’

07/23/15: Pippa Soo sings ‘Halo’ by Beyonce

07/24/15: Freestyle Friday

07/25/15: Q&A with Lin using ‘A Chorus Line’ quotes
07/25/15: Oak sings ‘Defying Gravity’ as Mickey Mouse

07/27/15: Lin and Thane Jasperson sing ‘Happy Birthday’ and switch parts for ‘Farmer Refuted’

07/28/15: Betsy Struxness does the Hercules Mulligan rap from ‘Yorktown’

07/29/15: Daveed raps
07/29/15: Lin, Jon Rua and Ariana DeBose do raps from ‘Bring it On’

07/30/15: Andrew Chappelle, swing, does all the parts in ‘Washington on Your Side’

07/31/15: Freestyle Friday with Ariana DeBose, Sasha Hutchings, and Stephanie Klemons

08/01/15: Q&A with Lin using only RENT lyrics
08/01/15: In the Heights reunion (96,000)

08/03/15: Andy Blankenbuhler performs original choreography (also x)

08/04/15: REG, Pippa Soo and JCJ sing ‘Fallin’’

08/05/15: Emmy Raver-Lampman and Groffsauce sing ‘White Boys’
08/05/15: Daveed raps


08/06/15: Lin reads from The Book

08/08/15: Leslie Odom Jr sings ‘Forever Young’

08/12/15: Austin Smith sings ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’

8/14/15: Lin and Sydney James Harcourt sing ‘You’re a Heavenly King’

08/15/15: Kyle Jean-Baptiste and Lin sing ‘Confrontation’

08/19/15: Groffsauce, Krysta Rodriguez, and Andy Mientus sing ‘Totally ******’

08/21/15: Alysha Deslorieux sings ‘Always Be My Baby’ (also x)

08/22/15: Beth Malone and Roberta Colindrez (Fun Home) and Lin sing ‘Alexander Hamilton’

08/26/15: James Monroe Iglehart sings ‘Make Them Hear You’ (Ragtime) (also x)

08/28/15: Shockwave and Lin freestyle

09/02/15: Kelli O’Hara sings ‘I Need Love’ by LL Cool J and ‘Somebody Somewhere’

09/05/15: Matthew Morrison raps and sings (also x)

09/09/15: Joel Perez and Roberta Colindrez (Fun Home) sing ‘Changing my Major’ (also x)

09/11/15: Love for the Techies Day, stage manager calls cues for ‘Ten Duel Commandments’

09/12/15: George Watsky

09/16/15: Oak, REG and Lin sing ‘Over the Moon’
09/16/15: Lin takes requests with Alex Lacamoire

09/17/15: Throwback Thursday; Lin sings ‘Fifty Nifty United States’ and Groffsauce sings ‘A Perfect Winter Day’

09/19/15: Stephen Pasquale and Lin sing ‘Arms Around Me’

09/23/15: Pippa Soo, Andrew Chappelle and Ariana Debose sing ‘Magic to Do’ (also x)

09/26/15: Ryann Redmond and Ariana DeBose sing ‘I’m Every Woman’ (x)

09/30/15: Stephen Trask and Lin sing ‘Wicked Little Town’

10/03/15: Iain Loves Theatre raps both parts of ‘Cabinet Battle #1′

10/07/15: Laura Benanti sings ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’ and Jared Grimes tap dances

10/10/15: Singalong contest to ‘Guns and Ships’ (also x)

10/11/15: Kaitlin Fine and Groffsauce sing ‘Our Children’ and Lin and Oak dance

10/15/15: JCJ and Anthony Ramos sing ‘No Air’

10/17/15: NYC Ballet’s Robbie Fairchild, Tiler Peck and Justin Peck

10/21/15: Mara Davi, Lesli Margherita and Danny Gardner of Dames at Sea do ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’

10/24/15: Groffsauce, d’Arcy James and Rannells sing ‘The Schuyler Sisters’ (also x)

10/28/15: President Chris Jackson sings National Anthem

10/31/15: Halloween with Lin, Seth Stewart, and Ephraim Sykes (also x x x)

11/04/15: REG and Broadway Inspiration Voices

11/07/15: Sarah Kay does poetry based off of the Schuyler Sisters

11/11/15: Lea Salonga and Lin do ‘A Whole New World’

11/13/15: Daniel Watts

11/14/15: Hamilton Children (Fun Home)

11/20/15: Lin and Angelo (the stage door) rapping ‘Mona Lisa’

11/21/15: Lin and the cast of On Your Feet lift the Cuban Embargo

11/25/15: Alexander Koblikov from Big Apple Circus does ‘10 Duel Commandments’

11/27/15: Lin and G.Tak with the cast of Allegiance perform ‘Gaman’

11/28/15: Andrew Rannells sings ‘Cry for Me’

12/01/15: Doreen Montalvo sings ‘Para Siempre’

12/05/15: Lin is joined by The Skivvies

12/09/15: Billy Porter sings ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’

12/12/15: Alex Lacamoire and the Hamilton Pit play the ‘Play Off Music’

12/16/15: Norm Lewis sings ‘Stars’

12/19/15: Lin, Daveed. Wayne Brady, President Chris Jackson and Shockwave freestyle about the Ham4Ham winner

12/23/15: Pippa Soo, REG and JCJ sing ‘Silent Night’

12/26/15: Lin and his dad do ‘En Mi Viejo San Ham’

12/27/15: Cast from The First Noel does some post-Christmas gospel caroling

12/30/15: The Tevye Sisters audition for The Schuyler Sisters with Lin

01/02/16: Taran Killam sings ‘The 12 Facts of Hamilton (Not Covered in the Show)’ with help from Lin and the audience

01/03/16: The ladies of Hamilton do ‘Aaron Burr, Sir’ and ‘My Shot’

01/06/16: Sydney James Harcourt sings ‘Fever’

01/09/16: President Chris Jackson and Mandy Gonzales sing ‘When You’re Home’ for the 5th anniversary of In the Heights closing


01/16/16: Alan Menken and Lin sing from ‘The Little Mermaid’

01/17/16: Hunter Elementary School classes of ‘88-’01 sing ‘Martin Luther King’ by Barbara Ames

01/20/16: Jimmy Fallon sings ‘You’ll Be Back’ in the style of various famous singers

01/23/16: Snowmaggedon 2016 – Ja-Burr!

01/27/16: Lin is in Les Mis

01/30/16: Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday sings ‘Say No to This’

02/03/16: Maim4Ham with Lin, Daveed and On Your Feet

02/06/16: Lena Hall & School Of Rock sing ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’

02/13/16: Right Hand Yankovic

02/14/16: President Chris Jackson and Elmo sing ‘The Story of Tonight

02/17/16: JCJ sings ‘My Man’ from Funny Girl

02/20/16: Lin buys books at The Drama Book Shop

02/24/16: Lin’s 1st grade stage debut lip syncing ‘Land of Confusion by Genesis’

02/27/16: Lin, Leslie Odom Jr and Karla Garcia do ‘The Taglish Commendments’

03/02/16: Lin gives a BTS of the catwalk

03/05/16: Pippa Soo and Alex Lacimoire do ‘Laurie’s Song’ from The Tender Land by Aaron Copeland

Stevie Wonder is presenting at the Grammys tonight and when he opened the envelope, he showed it to everyone and yelled “HA HA NONE OF YOU CAN READ BRAILLE.” After the laughter died down, and before he announced the winner, he said, “I do want to say that…we all need to make every single thing accessible to everybody who has a disability.”

At the Grammys.

Which has a worldwide audience of tens of millions.