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The Talk

by Whitney Parnell

Composed and performed by Parnell, The Talk’s soulful rhythm with its haunting “hands-up” lyrics expose the all too often frank dialogue African American families have about staying safe when interacting with law enforcement.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Contemporary urban
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Millennial artist and social justice activist, Whitney Parnell, emerges as a new voice in the Black community with the debut of “The Talk,” a new single and music video. Composed and performed by Parnell, The Talk’s soulful rhythm with its haunting “hands-up” lyrics expose the all too often frank dialogue African American families have about staying safe when interacting with law enforcement. The single is a preview to her soon-to-be-released upcoming album, “What Will You Do”.

“I’m passionate about promoting social justice as both a Black woman, and a citizen. I understand this particular problem first hand, as this talk is traditional across Black households. Bringing awareness to that seemed like a more personal way to offer insight and perspective to other communities about the larger implications of this tradition. When we understand others, we develop greater empathy, and empathy and awareness are key to promoting social justice—the ability for everyone to experience equality, inclusion, and opportunity to their fullest extent. The purpose of “The Talk” is to engage and educate all races through conversation. I’m hopeful—my generation is hopeful—that we won’t have to have this “talk” with our children in the future.” - Whitney Parnell, Artist

"Healing a unit as a big as a country from a wound so deep as racial violence requires a lot of work. But it begins with our voices--opening our wounds and sharing where we are most vulnerable so that our communities can connect with and feel where there is pain. The first step is connecting as many people as possible to the reality of these pains, and Whitney’s song, ‘The Talk,’ accomplishes this with elegance and power. By making this intimate conversation public, she reclaims the divided voice of a movement with the harmony and love in a parent’s prayers. Unity and strength in purpose is what we need to move forward, and “The Talk,” takes us there." - Wes Moore, Author of The Other Wes Moore and The Work, and Co-Founder/CEO of BridgeEdu.

Recently recognized by NBC BLK as a rising voice of millennials, Parnell is also the founder and CEO of the DC-based non-profit Service Never Sleeps (SNS). Proceeds from digital downloads will support SNS programs for citizens desiring to become social justice allies, young professionals and companies passionate about serving their communities, and non-profits in need of skills-based services.


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