Many black girls and women have lost their lives to law enforcement. To honor them, Janelle Moni, Joined forces with other black artists and workers to create a protest music.
“Say Her Name” is a 17-minute single featuring Moni and 15 other black women and workers. Through a partnership with the African American Policy Forum, the song sheds light on the unfinished story of the traumatic experience suffered by these women. A total of 1 women who lost their lives in police brutality in the United States have been named throughout the song, including Sandra Bland and Breona Taylor.
The song, originally released in 2015 as “Hell You Tallambout”, now features strong black women like her. Beyonc, Chlöe x Halle, Tierra Hawk, Isis V., Zoë Kravitz, Brittany Howard, Asiahn, Mj Rodriguez, Jovian Zayne, Angela Rye, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and Alicia Garza.
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Dr. Kim Kimberly Krenshaw, co-founder of the African American Policy Forum, said: “We are honored that Mrs. Moni and many artists have reversed their voices in what we call ‘loss of loss’ statements.
Moni said People That she “wants to bring more awareness of what is not covered and also give their families the opportunity to hear their stories about their daughters as human beings.
Proceeds from the single and video will support AAPF’s #SayHerName campaign. Emergency resources have been set up by the agency to help the families of those who have lost their lives. Earnings will also support the development of industries that help families share their stories.
Listen to the song below: