The acknowledgment of Black History simple doesn’t end on the last day of February. Rising Atlanta singer Raury—the youngin’ who has already captured the attention of Kanye West and OutKast—has been doing his fair share of studying and sharing when it comes to the tales of the black struggle and triumph.
In his Malia Murray-directed video for “Fly”—a song he and collaborator Malik Shakur wrote right after finding out Darren Wilson got off scott free for killing Michael Brown—we jump right into the 2D pages of history books. From the misery slaves endured on plantations and the storied killing of Emmett Till to President Barack Obama’s 2008 election and dawn of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, no pages in the lives of brown faces go unturned.
The Indigo Child singer understands that in order to mend the future, we must fully understand and come to terms with the past. Get in on the lesson up top.