She swims through the blood of her ancestors.
Baptised in crimson tears.
Her blade cuts as deep as injustice.
Bone marrow turns to dust.
Earlier today I heard two interviews that Jennifer Hudson (aka JHUD ) gave.
The Breakfast Club brings me daily joy. The show does not broadcast in the DC area, so I find it online from musician Apollo’s sites.
Between the two interviews – it has to be said that Howard Stern’s interview was 100’s BETTER. I know–who’dah thunk it?!
Stern was respectful and had allowed Jennifer to elaborate on her love of her life, family and art.
I am glad I heard The Breakfast Club’s interview first. I enjoyed it just fine. I knew she had an album out.
However, the moment I got from Stern’s show was to hear Hudson’s new song “Moan”. A song written in memory of her mother.
I listen to music pretty much all day every day. “Moan” is a song that will fill hearts and homes forever more.
Below I have shared both interviews:
The Breakfast Club’s interview:
The audio from the Howard Stern interview:
Whispered worries weep
as pink thorns choke on the red wine
crushed from Strange Fruit
Thunderous tribal tear drops
beats the drum with each fall.
Eerie echoes fill the voids
meant for laughter, love and life.
And another mother wails
another generation stops — dead.
As we “wave our hands in the air”
blocking blood, bullets and the belief that
Brown bodies matter — equally?!
Somewhere, some place sacred
A young child has hope.
No fear of white hoods,
or His pockets full of Skittles.
Some place, somewhere sacred
A little Girl is learning to translate the whispers in the wind.
She will chant the truth into existence.
Every child, of every hue will live their entire destiny
Knowing they did