It aims to highlight the deaths of black women at the hands of US police
Janelle Monae has shared a new song that aims to highlight the deaths of black women at the hands of police in America.
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The singer has collaborated with the African American Policy Forum and 15 other black women and activists for the track ‘Say Her Name’, which is released on Sunday (September 26) ahead of International Daughter’s Day. You can listen to the track below.
The 17-minute single also featured female actors including Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Zo Kravitz and Brittany Howard.
It is named after a social movement founded by Kimberley Crenshaw, which “draws attention to black women killed by American police”.
“It’s a rallying cry. Our goal is to honor the countless black women and girls who should be with us today,” Mona said.
“And to their mothers who have suffered this unbearable loss. They matter. Their names matter. His stories matter. And justice should be done. Let us all commit to making systemic changes to protect black women and girls and to protect our sisters from abuse of power in the police force. Please join us and #SayHerName.”
The track moves on, which is a follow-up to their 2015 protest song ‘hello you talmabout‘, will go to the African American Policy Forum.
The body aims to “elevate the names and stories of black women, girls and women who are often invisible victims of police violence”. you can donate to the cause Here.
Meanwhile, earlier this summer Mona shared the new song ‘Stronger’ taken from the soundtrack to the new Netflix show we peopleProduced by Barack and Michelle Obama.