Stevie Wonder Uses MLK Day to Request Inequality Commission from Biden Admin

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Ryan Parker on January 18, 2021.

Stevie Wonder on Monday posted an emotional open letter to Martin Luther King Jr. in which he said he was using the holiday to call on the Biden-Harris Administration to launch a truth commission on inequality in America.

In the video, which is a bit more than four minutes long, the iconic singer reminisces about meeting the late King when he was 14, calling the civil rights leader a “true hero and inspiration.”

It was that inspiration Wonder says helped him to “push the needle of love and equality forward” through his music. “It is painful to know that needle has not moved one iota,” Wonder says. “You would not believe the lack of progress. It makes me physically sick. …

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