John Legend & Chrissy Teigen Feed Protestors In NYC
John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen recently showed support for NYC’s protestors by hiring local food trucks to feed the masses of demonstrators marching in NYC. Moved by the spirit of non-violent protest and the grand jury decisions handed down in favor of the offending law enforcement officers in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri responsible for the killings Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the couple reportedly deployed a “fleet of food trucks to to serve up free food to hungry protesters in New York’s Lincoln Square.” Employing the power of social media to get the word out, John Legend tweeted the locations of the trucks and the link for fans to listen to his new collaborative song “Glory” featuring Common for the upcoming film Selma – a picture from director Ava DuVernay that brings the movement behind the 1965 Voting Rights Act to the silver screen. Similar to his stirring work on the original soundtrack for filmmaker Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years A Slave, John Legend follows in the activist footsteps of past musicians – allowing the music to do the talking. Look out for Selma, opening in theaters on December 25th. Stay tuned for more from John Legend.
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