Houston-based group The Suffers have just released a powerful new song “How Do We Heal” featuring Son Little and Bryce The Third, their first release for Missing Piece Records. A stirring reckoning with the enduring pain of generations of racial violence and trauma, the song poses the question: “How do we heal from this? How do we heal? They keep breaking us like we can’t feel / We’ve all been shouting out since Emmett Till / How do we heal from this? How do we heal? / Alton, Philando, Trayvon, Tamir / We love you, we miss you, we wish you were here / Charleena, Sandra, Breonna, Korryn / We’ll say your names ’til we get to see you again.”
The poignant lyric video was shot between Houston and Galveston, TX, concluding at the site in Galveston where on June 19, 1865 General Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom for enslaved people two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed — an event that’s now celebrated as Juneteenth.