Beyoncé’s ‘Black Parade’ Is the Empowering Anthem We All Need Right Now
Beyoncé blessed Juneteenth celebrations with a new empowering anthem.
The song is called Black Parade and it carries an important message of power and resilience, with lyrics that pay homage to the music icon’s heritage and center around ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.
Calling on her Texan roots, the song opens with the lyrics “I’m going back to the South, I’m going back where my roots ain’t watered down.” At several points in the song, the songstress tells listeners to “Follow my parade” as she addresses police brutality and “Rubber bullets bouncin’ off me / Made a picket sign off your picket fence.”
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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. _ “BLACK PARADE” celebrates you, your voice and your joy and will benefit Black-owned small businesses. Click the link in my bio to learn more.
This is Beyoncé’s first solo release since her Homecoming tour and the surprise drop has definitely generated a buzz of excitement within the Beyhive.
— Naya Sikole (@NayaSikole) June 20, 2020
Beyoncé has been a proud loudspeaker for racial equality in the past and has been an especially prominent advocate in recent weeks, penning a letter to Attorney General Daniel Cameron of LMPD that called for justice over the death of Breonna Taylor. The proceeds from this latest song will go towards the BeyGOOD Black Business Impact Fund which aims to uplift a directory of financially struggling Black-owned businesses.
We can’t forget the message at the core of Beyoncé’s latest song and we all need to do our part to keep the momentum going in the fight for racial equality. You can start by listening to and sharing Beyonce’s Black Parade, now available on Spotify.