Poet, writer, and vocalist Jamila Woods just dropped a song called Heavn and it is just that.

In a recent Fader article on the song, Woods stated:

I was thinking about all the barriers set up against love. I thought about stories of black love in slavery times, how my ancestors had the audacity to love in spite of trauma and violence waged against them. The song became an ode to that history and a call to choose love in spite of the storms we weather.

Woods put out a single earlier this year called blk girl soldier. Take it in, it can speak for itself:

See she's telepathic
Call it black girl magic
Yeah she scares the gov'ment
Deja Vu of Tubman

We go missing by the hundreds
Ain't nobody checkin for us
Ain't nobody checkin for us

The camera loves us
Oscar doesn't
Ain't nobody checkin for us
Ain't nobody checkin for us

They want us in kitchen
Kill our sons with lynchings
We get loud about it
Oh now we're the bitches

Look at what they did to my sisters
Last century last week
They put her body in a jar and forget her
They love how it repeats

Look at what they did to my sisters
Last century last week
They make her hate her own skin
Treat her like a sin

But what they don't understand
(But what they don't understand)
But what they don't understand
(But what they don't understand)
See what they don't understand

See she's telepathic
Call it black girl magic
Yeah she scares the gov'ment
Deja Vu of Tubman

And she she she she she
Don't give up
Yea yea yea yea yea
She don't give up
She don't don't don't don't don't give up
No no no no no
She don't give up

Rosa was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Ella was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Audre was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Angela was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Sojourner was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Assata was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight

Rosa was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Ella was a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight

See she's telepathic
Call it black girl magic
Yeah she scares the gov'ment
Deja Vu of Tubman

But what they don't understand
But what they don't understand
But what they don't understand
See what they don't understand

Read more of Jamila Woods' amazing work here.

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