Black Eyed Peas reunite for #WHERESTHELOVE campaign against violence

By on September 1, 2016 at 1:00 am |

Black Eyed Peas Reunite for “#WHERESTHELOVE” Launching Appeal to Stop Violence and Shootings; Update of 2003 #1 Hit Song Drives Campaign to Assist Victims, Families and Fund Education

“#WHERESTHELOVE” Music Video Premieres Worldwide Exclusively on Apple Music; Song Available for Download on iTunes with Proceeds From Purchase of the Song in the US Going to i.am.angel Foundation

Communities in Crisis: i.am.angel Foundation and Esri Team to Analyze Violence and Breakdown of Civil Society in Baton Rouge, Baltimore, Ferguson, Sanford, St. Paul, New York City

Where’s The Education? Low Investment in Education Tied to High Crime Rates; Cost Per Prisoner Exceeds Annual Spending Per Student

Los Angeles September 1, 2016 – After a five year hiatus, the Black Eyed Peas have reunited to help communities in crisis via a transformation of their 2003 #1 breakthrough hit “Where’s The Love?” into “#WHERESTHELOVE”.

Credited as The Black Eyed Peas Ft. The World, the song and accompanying video campaign calls for calm, asking citizens of the world to stop the hate and violence that has resulted in many lives lost in Baton Rouge, Baltimore, Ferguson, Orlando, St. Paul, Brussels, Paris, Istanbul, and sadly the list goes on.

“The World” in The Black Eyed Peas Ft. The World features a wealth of talent joining will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie on “#WHERESTHELOVE” including performers Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla $ign, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Cassie, Andra Day, The Game, Tori Kelly, V. Boseman, Jessie J, French Montana, Justin Timberlake, DJ Khaled, Usher, Nicole Scherzinger, A$AP Rocky, Jaden Smith and a 40-member children’s choir

Starting today, the campaign kicks off with the “#WHERESTHELOVE” music video available exclusively on Apple Music at AppleMusic.com/blackeyedpeas, and song available for download exclusively on iTunes at iTunes.com/blackeyedpeas. After the 24 hour iTunes exclusive global premiere period, the song will be going wide to all digital retailers. The Black Eyed Peas, Interscope Records and iTunes will donate all of their respective proceeds from the purchase of the song in the United States to i.am.angel Foundation, a non-profit foundation that is transforming lives through education, inspiration and opportunity created by Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am (http://iamangelfoundation.org).

In tandem with the launch of the campaign, the i.am.angel Foundation, and foundation education partner and leading geospatial company Esri today revealed a Story Map that maps all U.S. neighborhoods and draws attention to those that are struggling due to low spending on education, high unemployment, high poverty and murder rates.

Esri assembled using data from the Sentencing Project, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Association of State Budget Officers, the U.S. Census Bureau, and Esri’s Living Atlas of the World.  These maps  Esri assembled provide context about communities in crisis, including those plagued by police killing unarmed civilians, civilians killing police officers, and civilians killing each other based upon hate and intolerance around race, gender and religious beliefs. Communities such as: Baltimore, Maryland; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Ferguson, Missouri; St. Paul, Minnesota; New York City and Sanford/Orlando, Florida are included.  The maps are available for any city, town or rural area in the U.S.

will.i.am, the Black Eyed Peas, and the i.am.angel Foundation are change agents for communities with the work they do focused on youth and advancing STEM education,” said Jack Dangermond, president of Esri.

To learn more about the Black Eyed Peas call-to-action campaign and the importance of investing in education to break the cycle of poverty and violence, watch an ATTN: interview with Black Eyed Peas band members will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo https://www.facebook.com/attn/videos/1123712124330912/

“ATTN: is thrilled to be working with the Black Eyes Peas to highlight pressing social issues that warrant community activism. Together we will continue to share informative and empowering content on ATTN: to further the message of Where‘s The Love?,” commented Matthew Segal, ATTN: Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief.

The i.am.angel Foundation collaborates with organizations including College Track and FIRST Robotics to offer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) focused educational programs for K-12 students in underserved communities, including Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles, and Ferguson, Missouri.

The Black Eyed Peas wish to thank hundreds of concerned citizens who volunteered their time and talent to perform/appear within the video, write and perform the music, film and edit the music video and behind-the-scenes elements, create the community GIS mapping project, develop social media assets, and provide significant marketing, promotion, legal and non-profit advisory services.  See www.wheresthelove.com for the full list of credits, volunteer contributors and officially aligned charities.

About the i.am.angel Foundation

As a part of his commitment to philanthropy, will.i.am launched the i.am.angel Foundation in 2009 to TRANS4M lives through education, inspiration and opportunity. The i.am angel Foundation supports charitable activities and programs targeted toward providing college scholarships (i.am scholarship), Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math programs (i.am STEAM) and college preparation (i.am College Track).

The foundation-supported rigorous after-school tutoring program, i.am College Track in Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles, is sending its entire Class of 2016 (45 students) off to colleges this month.  Conversely, 50% of students from Boyle Heights never complete high school, and only 5% of Boyle Heights residents hold a 4-year college degree.  To learn more, visit www.iamangelfoundation.org.

About Esri

Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis.  Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.

Visit us at www.esri.com.

About ATTN:

ATTN: is an issues-driven media company. Our mission is to deliver engaging content to a mobile-first audience. Every day we produce videos, articles and commentary telling stories worth your attention.   ATTN: was founded in 2014 by Matthew Segal and Jarrett Moreno who previously founded the voter empowerment non-profit OurTime.org, which still remains a social impact partner ATTN: promotes.

 

Press Contacts:

i.am.angel Foundation

Sallie Olmsted

Rogers & Cowan

solmsted@rogersandcowan.com

310-854-8100

ESRI

Karen Richardson

press@esri.com

Tel.: 909-793-2853, extension 1-3491

Interscope Records

Dennis Dennehy / Hillary Siskind

d.dennehy@umusic.com

Hillary.siskind@umusic.com

 

#WHERESTHELOVE Cast and Credits

  • Produced by will.i.am & Giorgio Tuinfort for Piano Music/GT Songs
  • Publishing; Piano Songs/BMG Talpa (BUMA) Piano Music/Sony ATV (BMI), i.am.composing, llc (BMI) / BMG Sapphire Songs (BMI)
  • Instruments and Programming by Giorgio Tuinfort and will.i.am
  • Written by will.i.am, Alan Pineda, Jamie Gomez, Justin Timberlake, Jayceon Taylor, Rakim Mayers, Khaled (DJ Khaled) Khaled, and Giorgio Tuinfort
  • Instruments and Programming by Giorgio Tuinfort and will.i.am
  • Piano by Giorgio Tuinfort
  • Orchestra Midi Programming by Franck van der Heijden
  • Orchestra Arrangement by Franck van der Heijden and Giorgio Tuinfort

Orchestra:

  • First Violin: Ben Mathot, Inger van Vliet, Marleen Wester, Tseroeja van den Bos, Sofie van der Pol
  • Second Violin: Judith van Driel, Loes Dooren, Diewertje Wanders, Azra Dizdar
  • Alt Violin: Ian de Jong, Yanna Pelser, Bas Goossens
  • Cello: David Faber, Jascha Bordon
  • Bass: Hinse Mutter
  • Horns: Jenneke de Jonge
  • Trumpet: Printz Board
  • Orchestra recorded and mixed by Paul Power at Power Sound Studio’s Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Vocals Recorded by will.i.am and padraic kerin
  • Vocals Recorded at theFuture in Hollywood, CA
  • Mixed by Joe Peluso & will.i.am
  • Mixed at theFuture in Hollywood, CA
  • Mastered by Joe Bozzi
  • Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA

Video:

  • Motivation: Angela Ahrendts
  • Creative Director: will.i.am
  • Directed by Michael Jurkovac
  • Produced by Pantera Sarah, Sara Ramaker, and Polo Molina
  • Associate Producers: Scooter Braun, Dante Santiago and Venus Brown
  • Line produced by Bill Boyd
  • Executive produced by will.i.am and Michael Jurkovac
  • Edited by Igor Kovalik
  • Add’l editing by Paul Kelly, noMSG and Nicholas Saenz
  • Post coordinator: Katelyn Pascavis
  • Post assistant: Quint Jenkins
  • Director of Operations: Sayoko Cox
  • Cinematography by Chris Gallo
  • Add’l cameras by Bill Boyd, Elias Talbot, Baxter Stapleton, Christopher Parsons, Ana Milena Amortegui, Dean Thrussel and Clint Byrnes
  • Cameras donated by West Coast Customs, MILK, Clint Byrne, Elias Talbot, RED Digital Cinema and RED Studios
  • Second Unit Direction\Production\Casting:
    • Polo Molina
    • Bill Boyd
    • Christopher Parsons
    • Sara Ramaker
    • Elias Talbot
    • Will Bolt
    • Jeremy Jones
    • Robert Martin Jr.
    • Dorian Masters
    • Donnie Masters
    • Walter Campbell
  • Getty and News Corp images selected and cleared by Sallie Olmsted, Toby Blue, Sheri Howell and Mark Sitley
  • Add’l Still Photography by Adam Franzino, Christopher Parsons, Elias Talbolt, Mr. Don M. Green and Sayoko Cox
  • Art direction by Eddie Axley
  • Graphic design by Cody Achter and Monika Arechevala
  • Add’l social media content: NoMSG and Nicholas Saenz
  • Publicity: Sallie Olmsted/ Rogers & Cowan
  • Digital Intermediate by Fotokem Creative Services
  • Digital Intermediate Colourist: David Cole
  • Digital Intermediate Editor: Phil Beckner
  • Digital Intermediate VFX: Karen Nichols
  • Digital Intermediate Producer Jose Parra
  • Digital Intermediate Producer Sue Alexander
  • In-House Post Supervisor Mike Brodersen
  • Sales Executive Rob Brodersen
  • VFX produced\Supervised by Thomas Moser from Blacklist
  • VFX Artist Alessandro Schiassi from Blacklist
  • VFX Editor Justin Williams from Blacklist
  • Grooming by James Gilbert and Jeremy Bramer
  • Legal: Ken Hertz and Jon Polk from Hertz, Lichtenstein & Young

We would like to thank:

  • Debra Cain
  • Chief David O. Brown and the entire Dallas Police Department
  • Sergeant Warren Mitchell
  • The entire Los Angeles Police Department
  • The family of Alton Sterling
  • The family of Philando Castile
  • Silky Slim
  • Judge Judy Hatchett
  • Na’eema Rashad
  • Minister Tony Muhammad
  • Jimmy Iovine
  • David Dorn
  • Eddy Cue
  • Angela Ahrendts
  • Steve Berman
  • John Janick
  • Dennis Dennehy
  • Jurgen Grebner
  • Jason Sagerman
  • Brenda Romano
  • Hillary Siskind
  • Tomoko Itoki
  • Todd Douglas
  • Chris Mortimer
  • Mark Kaplan
  • Baxter Stapleton
  • Russell Redeaux
  • Alex Chaidez
  • Tammy Brook
  • Patty Laurent
  • Milk Studios
  • Interscope Records
  • RCA Records
  • Epic Records
  • Capitol Records
  • Warner Records
  • Universal Republic
  • Motown Records
  • Allison Kaye
  • Mike Chester
  • Tammy Le
  • Justin J. Garza
  • Pam Bailey
  • Lor-e Phillips
  • Paz Padilla
  • David Lara
  • Audie Vergara
  • Anna Kim
  • Adrienne Martinez
  • William Derella
  • Joe Peluso
  • Veronica Rodriguez
  • JJ Anderson
  • Tatiana Litvin
  • Lilly Kam
  • Greg Baldwin
  • Oswaldo Rossi
  • Jackie Rafi
  • Bellamy Young
  • Luieville
  • Crenshaw High School Elite Choir
  • Ovation Music Fund
  • The New York Post
  • Associated Press
  • Getty Images
  • Esri – GIS Maps
  • Jade Iovine
  • ATTN:
  • Signature Creative
  • Alexis Cohen
  • Stephanie Simon
  • Constanza de la Rosa
  • Alan Medina
  • Warren Curtis
  • Arul Prasad
  • Rest in paradise our brother, Nick Lauher

Black Eyed Peas + The World

(IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE)

  • Father Don Woznicki
  • Debra Cain
  • Chief David O. Brown
  • Sandra Sterling
  • Minister Tony Muhammad
  • Xavier McFrazier
  • Zubayr Muhammad
  • Ronald Muhammad
  • Olivia Munn
  • Taye Diggs
  • Jessica Szohr
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Shailene Woodley
  • Von Miller
  • Nikki Reed
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Nicole Scherzinger
  • Kendrick Sampson
  • Lindsey Vonn
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Diddy
  • Sandra Sterling
  • V Bozeman
  • Cassie
  • Shaun Ross
  • Krewella (Yasmine Yousaf & Jahan Yousaf)
  • Ian Harding
  • Keith Robinson
  • Canaan Cain & Lilliana Ann Cain
  • Vanessa Hudgins
  • M1
  • Erika Christensen
  • Ben Barnes
  • Lance Bass
  • Connie Britton
  • Paula Patton
  • Valerie Castile
  • Andra Day
  • Snoop Dogg
  • The Game
  • Mendy Pellin
  • Shakur Sozahdah
  • Ralston Clarke
  • Tori Kelly
  • Nick Gonzalez
  • Carla Guigino
  • Cameron Cox
  • Quincy Jones
  • Jessie J
  • Officer Bob Wu
  • Mario Domm
  • Emmanuelle Chiriqui
  • Jo Koy
  • Mechad Brooks
  • Adrienne Bailon
  • Tommy Davidson
  • Lalah Hathaway
  • Scott Porter
  • Ed Weeks
  • Pauley Perrette
  • Dylan Friedlinghaus
  • Antoinique Smith
  • Ryan Guzman
  • Cantor Ester Schwartz
  • Randy Jackson
  • Kareem Abdul –Jabbar
  • Officer Miguel Salcedo
  • Max Carver
  • Charlie Carver
  • Eddie Goerge
  • Big Boy
  • Luis Miguel Coronel Gomez
  • Kent Jamz
  • Wilmer Vilderamma
  • WRENN
  • Daniel Sharman
  • Omarion
  • French Montana
  • Joel Madden
  • Guillermo Diaz
  • Pater Gadiot
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Chanel West Coast
  • Becky G
  • Jhene Ayiko and Namiko Chilombo
  • Kris Jenner
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Ty Dolla $ign
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Gentry White
  • Adrianne Palicki
  • Officer Abe Capeida
  • LL Cool J
  • DJ Khaled
  • Usher
  • Russell Westbrook
  • A$AP Rocky
  • Jaden Smith
  • Norman Lear
  • Children’s Choir:
  • Laryn Adams
  • Ethan Anapoell
  • Chelsea Baxter
  • Sarah Besikof
  • Leondria Boreland
  • Damoni Burkhardt
  • Tristen M. Carter
  • Samuel Christian
  • Malcolm Clayborne
  • Braylon Coleman
  • Elijah Conkrite
  • Evelyn Cortez
  • Adam Cravens
  • Shayon Daniels
  • Aila Gibbs
  • Leticia Gonzalez
  • Sanaa Gray
  • Sydney Haik
  • Nicholas Hambrick
  • Ciera Hart
  • Osi Holt
  • Jasmine Jacquet
  • Ruby Jay
  • Varrie Johnson
  • Judy Jones
  • Anniyah Littlejohn
  • Nakaiya Moffett
  • Damaris Moore
  • Stone Morylin
  • Jalin Nixon
  • Jamaal Nixon
  • Sanyah Ochoa
  • Amanda Scurlock
  • Leah Scurlock
  • Solomon Sharp
  • Carly Thomas Smith
  • Ellie Soufi
  • Glenndale Taylor III
  • Kimradge Temmer
  • Sema’j Williams

ADDITIONAL CONTENT IN ADDITION TO ABOVE

  • Allysza Castile
  • Camyre’ Williams
  • Molly Swenson
  • Mylo Cash Smilley
  • Bronwynn Georgitis
  • Tessie Georgitis
  • Warren Baker
  • Mowii
  • Darly Murray
  • Zou Lin
  • Arnold Suen
  • Wang Xiaonuang
  • Bill Hu
  • Hui Xao
  • Claire Yanjing Du
  • Jasmine Di Wu
  • Horacio Herrera
  • Levi
  • Min Chen
  • Yin Jiaming
  • Ari Heyman
  • Dante Bosco
  • Ian Bohen
  • Bellamy Young
  • Mali Nicole
  • Bryan Greenberg
  • Israel Houghton
  • Franchesca Blue
  • Robert Wilson
  • Tammy Le
  • Sister Rose Pacatte
  • Ben Baller
  • Isabelle Celeste Dawson
  • Luke James
  • Stacey Barth
  • Alex Chaidez
  • Sankofa Attaway
  • Amber Riley
  • Dana Dane
  • Nicole Leano
  • Daniel Skye
  • Bobby Lee
  • Jordyn Jones
  • Printz Board
  • Sen Dog

PHOTO CREDITS:

  1. A young migrant, who drowned in a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, lies on the shore in the Turkish coastal town of Bordrum, Turkey – Nilufer Demir/DHA via Associated Press
  2. Turkey-Syria-Kurds-Refugees – Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images
  3. Department of justice launches civil rights investigation in shooting of a black man by Baton Rouge police officer – Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images
  4. Syria-Turkey-Refugees – Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images
  5. Syria-Conflict – Fadi Al-Halabi/AFP via Getty Images
  6. Protests continue in Baton Rouge after police shooting death of Alton Sterling – Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images
  7. Five police officers killed during anti-police brutality march in Dallas – Ron Jenkins/Getty Images
  8. Military occupy strategic locations in Turkey – Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images
  9. A wounded Afghan boy who was shot on his chest gets help from his father and US Marines – Behrouz Mehri/AFP via Getty Images
  10. Mulitple deaths in Munich rampage shooting – Johannes Simon/Getty Images
  11. Protestors in LA react to grand jury decision in Ferguson case – David McNew/Getty Images
  12. Department of justice launches civil rights investigation in shooting of a black man by Baton Rouge police officer – Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images
  13. Ferguson, Missouri marks one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown – Scott Olson/Getty Images
  14. Royal mile during Edinburgh fringe festival – Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Editorial Footage
  15. Ku Klux Klan rally Columbia, South Carolina – Seth Herald/NurPhoto via Getty Images
  16. British and Afghan forces battle Taliban in Helmand Province – John Moore/Getty Images
  17. Tensions rise alone Israel-Gaza border – Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
  18. UNRWA humanitarian distributions in Yarmouk – UNRWA
  19. Kashmiri Muslims pray at shrine – Ami Vitale/Getty Images
  20. File photo b-1 bomber – USAF/Getty Images
  21. Tal Abyad, life after IS – Ahmet Sik/Getty Images
  22. Protestor Iesha Evans is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Jonathan Bachman via Reuters
  23. Wounded Sryian kid Omran Daqneesh – Mahmud Rslan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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