February brought with it several notable films retelling the stories of moments and icons in Black History. One such film was Judas And The Black Messiah, which told the tragic story of activist and Black Panther member Fred Hampton and the man who would betray him. The film also recaptured moments of revolution on its soundtrack, include the soulful single "Fight For You" from rising star H.E.R. With the release of the song's video, she shows how the struggle depicted in the film still continues today.
The video opens with a young man being hounded by the police in the streets of NYC in 1971. We then move forward 50 years to present day. There we see H.E.R. making deliveries for her a man who appears to be either her father or grandfather. It's not exactly clear what she's delivering, at first, though it is obvious that it's more than just the shoes she's dropping off. While this is going on, we also see a man in the small shoe shop who is constantly stepping into a booth to make phone calls (a sign that he probably shouldn't be trusted). Eventually, we see why when cops raid the shop in scenes that mirror the raid of the Black Panther headquarters depicted in the film. While the ending of the video is grim, it's a stark reminder that though times have changed the struggle remains.
Judas And The Black Messiah is currently in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album is available on all streaming services now. Watch the "Fight For You" video when you press play below.