Singer-songwriter Emanuel posts the Jamar Harding-directed video for “Black Woman.” The video begins with a quote from Nikki Giovanni in her 1971 conversation with James Baldwin about Black women’s expectations from Black men. Emanuel sings from the stage and sits in a chair as various Black women are pictured. The R&B singer shared his feelings about the sentiment in a statement:
“‘Black Woman’ is about reconciliation and also celebration – celebrating how strong our women are and how they hold us up. People might think this song was written as a response to the moment right now but it’s saying the exact same thing it was saying when it was written a year ago – ‘I see you, I recognize you, I appreciate you and I love you.”
“Black Woman” was the inspiration for his portrait series of five prominent Black women in Toronto’s artistic and advocacy communities and can be viewed here.