June 21, 2020

Beyoncé’s Surprise New Song “Black Parade” is the Revolution Anthem we need Right Now.

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“Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle. Please continue to remember our beauty, strength, and power.”

With this heartening statement, Beyoncé announced her surprise new song on the midnight of Juneteenth, the nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration originated in Beyoncé’s home state of Texas, but is now celebrated annually on 19 June throughout the United States.

Ooh, goin’ up, goin’ up, motherland, motherland drip on me
Ooh, melanin, melanin, my drip is skin deep, like
Ooh, motherland, motherland, motherland, motherland drip on me
Ooh, yeah, I can’t forget my history is her-story, yeah

Hear the full song below.

She sends a powerful message with “Black Parade,” and has backed it up with its twin project, “Black Parade Route,” an initiative designed to help and support Black-owned businesses.

“Being Black is your activism. Black excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right.” ~ Beyoncé

Music is Beyoncé’s form of protest, and she’s outdone herself here. She surprised the world overnight with this new song, and I can’t stop listening!

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If so inspired: Juneteenth Explained—by Dulcé Sloan & Trevor Noah: My Self-Education Series, Part I. {Video}

 

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