See the Roots With Usher, Ryan Adams Perform at ACLU Fundraiser
The Roots with Usher, Ryan Adams and Norah Jones were among the artists to perform during the all-star Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU fundraiser, which live-streamed Friday night on Facebook.
The four-hour fundraiser – hosted by Tom Hanks and featuring appearances by Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Steve Buscemi and many more – brought in nearly $150,000, all of which went to the ACLU.
The Roots with Usher performed at the telethon’s one-hour and 23-minute mark, with the tandem collaborating on an updated take on Eugene McDaniels’ 1970 protest song “Cherrystones,” which was a criticism of the political inactivism at that time.
“Yo, being armchair activist is laziness, when this administration is the craziest,” Black Thought fired off…