By Shannon Carlin
Stevie Wonder hit the stage in Seattle to play his classic album, Songs in the Key of Life, in full, with a few things to say about the current state of America.
Before launching into his song,”Living for the City” at the Key Arena, Wonder told the crowd, “I’ve always seen all of us, no matter what our ethnicities are, no matter what our colors are, as one family” leading to his question, “Can you believe that within one month, two grand juries—secret grand juries—declined to indict two policemen for the killing of two black men? I just don’t understand that.”
Wonder was referring to the recent decisions in the cases of Ferguson cop Darren Wilson who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown and the New York City police officer involved in the choking death of Eric Garner. Both officers were cleared of all wrongdoings.
Watch Wonder’s speech below.