If you happen to turn to MTV today and don’t see color, it’s because MTV is trying to spark a conversation on race in American on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The popular network wants you to join in the discussions about race relations using the hashtag #thetalk and they enlisted a number of musicians, and politicians to give their thought as well.
On Monday, January 19th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, MTV is going black-and-white to spark a conversation about where we’ve been and how far we have yet to go. We’ve got Kendrick Lamar, Pete Wentz, Rick Ross, Penn Badgley, Big Sean, Common, Jordin Sparks, and more sitting down to give their thoughts on the conversations they’ve had about race. They’ll be joined by young people and activists from around the country, as well as politicians like Senator Cory Booker, Senator Rand Paul, and Congressman John Lewis, who marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago this spring.”