Please, For the Love of God, Stop Turning Live Musicians into Retail Accessories

Photo by Samuel Ubani of Lagos, Nigeria

So as of this writing, the pandemic is receding… vaccinations are happening, and cities are opening back up. And if your city is anything like mine, it has a story that it’s still trying to reckon with. Part of that reckoning, however, is trying to find the right balance between acknowledging the local and national history of injustice that led to weeks…