Songs That Uplift Black Women

“Melanin”- Secrett

“Aha! I got melanin.” not something you are use to hearing in a song right? We are usually use to hearing about redbones, yellow bones, and basically melanin-diluted be praised mainstream music. This song, however, is one every black woman can proudly jam out to and own. We have every right to be proud of our colleges, features, skin, and everything good that come with being a black woman.

“Faith in these Brown Skins”- Bianca

Addresses the very famous “compliment” that everybody loves to give dark skin black women. “Your pretty for a brown girl” just does not fly Bianca as she raps about all the ignorance that is spewed at dark skin women in numerous occasions.

“Melanin”- Sauti Sol

Features beautiful chocolate goddesses throughout the video. The song refers to dark skin black women as the queens of the dance floor.

“I am not my hair”- India Arie

What black woman doesn’t sing this song while doing their hair from time to time while standing in the mirror? You get all those nostalgic flashbacks about everything you may have gone through with your hair-perms, relaxers, weaves, wigs, etc. and the journey it you went through with it. This song is the perfect tune to go with that experience.

“Natural” -Arrested development

Honors the black woman’s beauty by praising our beauty. The song praises our hair and facial features

Monet – “My name is Monet. It is said the same way as singer Janelle (Monae)! Friends and family call me Naisy (neigh•zee). Writing has always been my passion. My other hobbies are playing piano, cooking, working out (Pilates and tae Kwan do), reading and beauty/skin care”


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