Songs to Inspire and Uplift Black Women

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Talib Kweli featuring Jean Grae “Black Girl Pain”

“My mama said life would be so hard
Growin up days as a black girl scarred
In so many ways though we’ve come so far…
So please hold your heads up high
Don’t be ashamed of yourself know I
Will carry it forth ‘til the day I die
They just know the name they don’t know the pain black girl”

There’s something about little kids singing on a track that makes it all the more powerful. There is such a thing as black girl pain (like black girl rage), especially when you know the minute you step on the streets you’re judged for looking the way you do, or for having the name you do, and on and on. Talib Kweli and femme-lyricist Jean Rae embody that pain through the song “Black Girl Pain.” Not another mopey lesson through song with sing-along-lyrics, the track has an upbeat sound and an ever better message to send to both little girls and and big ones too.

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