On Juneteenth The Queen, Beyoncé, dropped the single “Black Parade”. Juneteenth which is celebrated annually on June 19th, is the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
How appropriate is it that Juneteenth would be recognized & celebrated now, at a time when A NEW AMERICA IS BEING BIRTHED, EMANCIPATED IF YOU WILL. Yassssss!! A “woke” America!!! An America that truly respects, embraces, and celebrates diversity!! An America that demands Justice for All!! An America that as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in his last public speech, “….will live the true meaning of the founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.”
As I listened to Black Parade I started to dance and tear up at the same time. Black Parade will go down in history as the song that was the soundtrack to the birth of this “New America” that is in labor and delivery right now. This is why we love Beyoncé, this is why she is all of our Queen.
And Queens recognize Queens.
In Black Parade Beyoncé references the Leader of the movement that is birthing this New America, this New World………….Queen Tamika D. Mallory!!! She says “Need another march, lemme call Tamika”! Tamika embodies the spirit of Malcolm & Martin. In my opinion, she has come to finish what Iconic Activist like Medgar Evers, Dr. Martin L. King Jr. & Malcolm X gave their lives to realize…..Equality & Justice for all, period! No negations………..because #blacklivesmatter to!!
I want to take this time to thank everyone who is marching and demanding Justice. It’s because of all of you that we will realize A brand new, better America/ World!!! Change only comes when people become uncomfortable. A beautiful baby is born, only after a mother has gone through the miserable pain of child birth. And that is what America/the world is experiencing right now, labor pains. But because of you, A beautiful new world will be born. Thank you.
Thank you Queen Tamika D. Mallory…….You are Changing the World!
Thank you Beyoncé, you have always used your gift of music and platform to inspire women and push the culture forward. Your music is your movement!!!
And thank you Tina Lawson , Queens Recognize Queens and Queen raise Queens!!!
Black Parade Download it now! on Tidal!!! Yassss!!!
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