The Hurricane Harvey telethon needs a Kanye West moment

The Hurricane Harvey telethon needs a Kanye West moment

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Four years before he crashed the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West had a message for America that had nothing to do with Beyoncé: "George Bush doesn't care about black people." 

It was the sentence heard around the world, uttered during A Concert for Hurricane Relief for the victims of Katrina in 2005. 

Almost exactly 12 years later, another telethon has been scheduled, this time to support those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. 

In today's charged political climate, it’s not too far-fetched to expect someone during Tuesday's Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey to take a page from Kanye and speak out against President Donald Trump—especially at a time when there’s so much at stake. Read more...

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