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Singer John Legend’s comments during last night’s Oscar awards about U.S. mass incarceration of Black men has social media buzzing. His comments compelled us to ask, what is the role of the artist, if any in social commentary? We’ll ask our experts. Also, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is lobbying for police officers to be teamed with mental health professionals to be deployed on some emergency calls. We continue our ongoing discussion on law enforcement reform in Baltimore and beyond.  It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.