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Money Can’t Silence This Song

Macklemore’s latest song, “Hind’s Hall,” minces no words about the United States’ complicity in the genocide in Palestine, and the power of recent youth-led protests. It’s already over 16 million streams on Spotify, with all proceeds going to UNRWA USA.

Content like this stands out because Macklemore did his research, and is unafraid to speak truth. While universities cower in the face of donors threatening to pull funding, and American-Israel Public Affairs Committee donations sway elected officials, part of the key is that Macklemore is an independent artist — his message isn’t dictated by a corporate label. Watch his video.

This one line says it all: “The problem isn’t the protests; it’s what they’re protesting.” Conversation in the U.S. is warped. Our news, social media content, and political and cultural leaders show more outrage toward student activists than toward the still-escalating bombardment and famine that the U.S. is funding in Palestine.

This is a chance to ask yourself: How often does money shape the stories you hear, and those you don’t? Whether it’s a record label for artists like Macklemore or major donors for nonprofits and politicians, capitalism undeniably influences communications in all industries.

“Hind’s Hall” rings out in defiance of wealth-imposed silence.

Students in Georgia lead a fight for equal education

This month marks 70 years since Brown v. Board of Education ended segregation in public schools. Yet to this day, students are not guaranteed public education of equal quality. In Georgia, a bill to divert taxpayer funds from public schools stands to take away resources from Black students and those from low-income backgrounds.

Students in Georgia are mobilizing for change. As the people most directly impacted by the bill, they are clear about the solution that’s needed — and outspoken in demanding it.

Another step in the Google Analytics 4 transition

As part of the transition to GA4, Google recently announced that it will delete all data from Universal Analytics on July 1, 2024. If you want to keep your data, you’ll need to export it before then.

Even if your organization has already transitioned to GA4, this is a good reminder to make sure you saved your historical data! Use this handy guide to make sure you’ve done it right.

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