Watch: Jennifer Hudson Gives ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ a Modern Twist to Celebrate Black Women-Owned Businesses

Published: Saturday 6th Mar 2021 by Rashad

Academy & GRAMMY-award winning singer-actress Jennifer Hudson is here to remind you how vital Black women-owned businesses are to our economy.

However, because they’re also among those that have been hit hardest by the global health crisis, Mastercard announced its ‘Strivers Initiative’ as a platform to help elevate the visibility of Black female businesses in America.

Tapping J-Hud to serve as its face, the initiative includes a grant program in partnership with Fearless Fund that supports Mastercard’s previously announced $500 million commitment to amplifying Black businesses and communities over the next 5 years.

To kickstart the campaign, the songstress teamed again with producer-performer extraordinaire Will.i.Am to give the 1967 classic Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell hit, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ a 2021 twist.

Hear it inside:

Speaking on the Strivers Initiative, Hudson shared her appreciation for being involved with such a forward-thinking program.

“I am fortunate to have been influenced and inspired by so many incredible Black female role models as I’ve pursued my dreams, but that’s not always the case for all Black girls and women,” Hudson stated. “Entrepreneurship has always been a part of the American Dream and the work that Mastercard is doing to elevate these visible, strong Black Women business owners and highlight the support they’re providing our communities is hugely important to me and to the impact of future generations.”

The initiative will be complemented by a multi-city educational road show to help build awareness of the state of women and minority-owned business in cities across the U.S.

For more details, click here.

Bonus:  Hear Hudson’s full take on ‘Mountain’ below.

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  1. Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 6, 2021

    This was done very well! 💯 And Jennifer looks stunning 🤳🏽

  2. eric March 6, 2021

    Her voice is so great. She’s still young and has plenty of time to join the legends like Whitney, Mariah, Celine, Patti…

    • Clarks0o0ñ March 6, 2021

      For Jennifer to join the ranks of mariah, and celine, she needs number 1 HITS

      Even patti labelle has a number one hit to her name.
      Jennofer has no hits.

      • Keyword March 7, 2021

        So chlamydia camayo can have 9 flop singles in a row and you’ll consider her legend???🤣🤣

        No dear camayo is miles behind Jen, that ugly non singing flop ass rat could only dream 🤣🤣

        Jens Christmas song actually charted..camayos FLOPT!! Couldn’t even chart on iTunes as easy as that is for most artist..


  3. Clarks0o0ñ March 6, 2021

    Let me guess, she’s yelling and over singing? Lol

    • Keyword March 7, 2021

      B****, Chlamydia Clamato the horse face still can’t sing a note and is still considered the queen of flop 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      Isn’t she going to racist therapy soon?

      Worry about that. Not Jen, a vocalist and a musician who can actually achieve longevity💀💀🤡

  4. Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 6, 2021

    Why does Jennifer Hudson look like Velma Dinkley from Scooby-Doo 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  5. Nomeena March 6, 2021

    I’ve never found her voice to be very distinctive, and her songs are just okay to me.

    • Nomeena March 6, 2021

      But she’s a great actress.

  6. YAHSHUA IS COMING March 6, 2021

    Has she figured out how to control her voice yet? She’s like Mary J Blidge turned up by 10. Yes, she can sing. Yes, she’s a powerhouse but she is FLAT with no controll. Where is the lead singer from SWV when you need her? Great powerhouse with tons of control

  7. I Hate whyyt n blcc March 6, 2021

    That guy had killed her whole family

  8. Keith March 6, 2021

    Not mad about it. Get that check, Jennifer! That’s priceless…She looks great in the commercial and I want her to win.

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