Kentucky Hip-Hop Artist Devine Carama Hopes to Amplify the Voices of Black Women With ‘The Black Girl Project’

It’s through the power of hip hop that rising Lexington high school freshman, Javin Hausley, is expressing her lived experience as a Black woman in America.

She’s channeling her message through “The Black Girl Project” which aims to amplify the voices of Black women.

Activist and hip-hop artist Devine Carama started it, and he said it was inspired by Black women like Amanda Gorman, Stacey Abrams, Breonna Taylor, and more.

“When it comes to the contributions and voices of Black women, when some of the inequities we see were highlighted in regard to health, COVID, who was on the front lines of the social unrest, it was Black women putting it on the line,” Carama said. “And when you think back on our history, they’ve always put it on the line. Always. So, I wanted to do a project that highlighted black women. Period. Black girls growing and maturing into black women. The pressures that they feel. The double standards that they deal with.”

Hausley shared the mic with five other young women to write and record an album as part of “The Black Girl Project”. They also learned about the history of hip-hop culture, the progression of Black women in America, and leadership skills.

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SOURCE: LEX18, Kristen Edwards

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