Lizo rocked the stage at Global Citizen Live, which took place on September 25 in Central Park, New York City. However, he also took the time to solve some of the world’s problems.
“Many thanks to Global Citizen for staying with me,” he began, according to People.
“You know, the big black girl from Detroit on the way to Houston, Texas, does a great job with my life. Whenever I set foot on stage and sing for you, I’m so grateful. Thank you so much.”
The 33-year-old continued, “And now that I’m a rich bitch, it’s exciting, it’s never happened. And I’ve decided that I want to be a social worker. I want to give it back. If I can’t give it back, God damn me so much. Thank you so much for giving me a chance to give it back. “
Lizo reminded the audience that Central Park was once Seneca Village. At its height, Seneca Village was a powerful community of about 200 people that existed between 12020 and 15050. Although it was a predominantly black area, home to the city’s first black property owners, it was home to white European immigrants who were coexisting peacefully with their African-American neighbors.
By the 1850s, New York City occupied the area through a prominent domain, and then came the plan for Central Park. The village of Seneca, and the prosperous community living there, have been destroyed.
He added, “As we talk about climate change and the world as a better place and a solution to homelessness, we also need to talk about the institutional racism that is being talked about in this country. And if we don’t talk about our history constructively, how do we Can we build a better future? It’s time to talk about things, and it’s time to make a change.
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