Each year, Black Girls Rock provides a celebration of the expansive brilliance of Black women. The program assembled an impressive roster of performers including Erykah Badu, Ciara, and Sheila E. who gave us tastes of their unique styles.
But the show's most moving musical segment came from Lalah Hathaway, Faith Evans, and Fantasia who performed songs that reflect the current struggle for racial justice. Lalah sang a song made famous by her father Donny, "Someday We'll All Be Free." Faith Evans put her own melodic spin on J. Cole's "Be Free." And Fantasia showed off her gospel chops with a stirring performance of "Mary Don't You Weep."
Kimberly Foster is the founder and editor of For Harriet. Email or Follow @KimberlyNFoster