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The True Story Behind ‘Freedom,’ the Peak Black Girl Song of the 1990s

Queen Latifah, Vanessa Williams, Angie Stone, Aaliyah, and Joi were among the artists who sang the lead track from 1995’s ‘Panther’

Photo courtesy of Joi.

In May 1995, on the heels of the racially charged Rodney King and O.J. Simpson trials, Panther, a film based on the Black…




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Alisha Tillery

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