Black women are creating urgent music for this moment. Here are the songs to listen to — and why they matter.

And it’s important to uplift the protest music black women have been creating at a time like this, because music is, in some ways, the biggest microphone black people have to speak about injustice.

I’ve highlighted a few recent liberation songs by black women below. And I’ve included a playlist of both classic and contemporary protest songs by black women to continue amplifying their voices and provide a relevant soundtrack for this Juneteenth weekend.

By Taylor Hosking, The Lily

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