Beyonce released ‘Black Parade’ for Juneteenth: ‘Being Black is your activism’

Singer Beyonce Knowles Carter wearing an outfit by Alexander McQueen and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry arrives at the World Premiere Of Disney's 'The Lion King' held at the Dolby Theatre on July 9, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Ph

I’m well aware that the youths have found many ways to keep track of their favorite celebrities. The Snake Fam seems to always know where Taylor Swift is because they track her planes (it’s not as creepy as it sounds), and there are always people giving updates about the locations of various royals, musicians, actors, etc. But doesn’t it feel like no one really knows where Beyonce is at any given time unless she WANTS you to know? Beyonce was photographed over the weekend, deboarding a private plane in the Hamptons. She wore a mask and carried one of the twins.

The fact that Beyonce and Jay-Z went to the Hamptons for Juneteenth was not particularly notable or surprising, but I did appreciate the fact that we saw Bey and she was wearing a mask.

Meanwhile – and more importantly! – Beyonce dropped a Juneteenth single out of nowhere. I’ve grown to love her sudden music releases. She definitely keeps her Beyhive on their toes, ready at a moment’s notice to stan their Queen. The single is called “Black Parade” and downloads will benefit black-owned small businesses (it’s already #1, because the Hive works that fast). She dropped the single with a message on her site reading: “Happy Juneteenth. Being Black is your activism. Black excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right.”

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  1. Valiantly Varnished says:

    “Happy Juneteenth. Being Black is your activism. Black excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right.”

    Love this!

  2. Nev says:

    Mother Land drip on me. WORD.

  3. Yup, Me says:

    It’s been stuck in my head for the last couple days. I’m enjoying hearing the protest music artists are releasing right now.

  4. Mtec says:

    I wish it had the lyrics, but I think at some point (around the 00:55 mark) she sings, “Being Black—baby that’s the reason why they always mad, yeah they always mad.” —hope I heard that right ‘cause it’s true and I love it. Great song 🙌🏽

  5. babsjohnson says:

    Love the song.

  6. Penguin says:

    I’m in no way part part of the hive, but the song is a bop

  7. Betsy says:

    That’s a great song. My husband is practically a member of the hive, so he’s going to be very excited about this.

  8. incognito08 says:

    I am by no means, a member of the Hive; however, I have enjoyed watching Beyonce growth, commitment to activism and supporting the socially and economically disenfranchised over the past few years. I love her new track – especially, the part of the song where she sings, “L’il Macolm, Martin mixed with Mama Tina (woo) , Need another march, let me call Tamika (woo), Need peace and reparation for my people (woo), F*ck these laid edges, I’ma let it shrivel up!” Yes to ALL OF THIS!

  9. Jensies says:

    The song is great and WOW those twins got BIG!

  10. Laalaa says:

    I was never a fan of hers when it comes to songs, but ever since Lemonade I am AMAZED. It’s just an unpredictable sound, it doesn’t have a formulaic structure and the attitude is A COMPLETE YES.
    Respect to her, she uses her power to elevate others.