Look at this.
A literal. Queen.
Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, ruler of pop music and your favorite Southern-raised do-gooder( OK, my favorite ), just made a huge proclamation.
After a historic, legendary performance as the first black woman to headline a Coachella festival, Beyonce announced a $100,000 donation to students at historically black college and universities( HBCUs ).
( Yeah, that was our reaction, too .)
This news is especially amazing, dedicated how significant HBCUs are to the story of civil right in the U.S.
HBCUs are institutions of higher education that were established to serve African-Americans before the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
As a part of her philanthropic BeyGOOD initiative, Beyonce will donate $25,000 to four HBCUs as part of the Homecoming Scholars Award Program. One student from each HBCU — Bethune-Cookman University, Tuskegee University, Wilberforce University, and Xavier University of Louisiana — will receive the money.
“We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, ” Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment which houses BeyGOOD said in a statement. “We honor all institutions of higher learning for preserving culture and creating environments for optimal learn which expands dreamings and the seas of possibilities for students.”
Maybe the coolest portion? The gift is on topic . Beyonce’s Coachella performance was dedicated to HBCUs and their unparalleled legacy of black culture. Beyonce was joined by musicians from marching bands and majorettes styled to reflect those from HBCUs.
And of course, Bey was instantly and deservedly praised for putting on such a public display of respect for HBCUs at a predominately white concert.
Let us recap, friends.
1. Her regal entrance
2. The fringe boots
3. Her voice, on point, for all TWO HOURS of her concert
4. Renaming that dusty lil festival Beychella
5. First black girl to headline Beychella, and how she told them about themselves.
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Lest we forget, this certainly isn’t Beyonce’s merely example of her dedication to black excellence and scholarship .
After launching the visual album “Lemonade, ” she created the BeyGood’s Formation Scholars Awards Program, which provided scholarship fund to young women analyse creative arts, music, literature or African-American analyses at Berklee College of Music; Howard University; and Howard’s Parsons School of Design.
Through programs like this, she continues to amplify black education, women, and unique voices in her artistry — and it indicates in her work.
As HBCUs struggle to secure the funding necessary to maintain their important place in society, Beyonce’s public and financing support is a welcome display of dedication to black culture. HBCU students will likely appreciate it.
To qualify for the awarding, applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA or above. Universities will select all finalists and wins, and wins will be announced in the summer. To learn more, check out the program here.
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