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Amy Schumer Made A 'Formation' Parody And Twitter Wasn't Having It

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.26.2016 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Oct. 25 ― Amy Schumer has issued a statement on Instagram about the controversy. Under a photo of herself posted Monday evening she wrote: ...

This Cop Came To Slay With 'Formation' Choreography At A Pep Rally

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.19.2016 | Black Voices

No one can deny the inexplicable feeling that overcomes them when the Queen Bey fever hits them, not even this one cop. Officer Deuntay Diggs went in ...

Beyoncé Wins Most Overall VMAs Of Any Artist

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Piscione | Posted 08.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Beyoncé's Fans Raise More Than $80K For Flint Water Crisis Relief

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.15.2016 | Black Voices

This week Beyoncé made GOOD on her promise to provide aid for those who were affected by Flint’s water crisis. Prior to concluding the North Americ...

Beyoncé Sings Soul-Stirring Cover Of 'The Beautiful Ones' By Prince

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.10.2016 | Black Voices

Beyoncé fans were serenaded with a pretty special performance on Monday night. Queen B was surrounded in a sea of purple lights as she sang a stunnin...

Brand Beyoncé - Manipulation or the Greatest Brand on Earth?

Rich Hawkins | Posted 05.04.2017 | Entertainment
Rich Hawkins

When it comes to branding, nobody has spent more time building their audience, or more time understanding them and creating a product to match. There is none of the seeming desperation of Lady Gaga or the overt reinvention of Madonna. Beyoncé's mission has been nuanced and subtle and as a result, she's at the top.

Beyonce: Making Marriage Work?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 04.30.2017 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

During the premiere of her new visual album Lemonade this past weekend, Beyoncé shared very personal moments between her and her husband, Jay Z. The ...

Why All Black Men Should Respect Beyoncé

Brennan DuBose | Posted 04.28.2017 | Black Voices
Brennan DuBose

Beyoncé not only shows solidarity with black men, but also reinforces the history, or 'herstory,' of the black woman in the U.S. - which some black men with the same platform have yet to do.

Savage Lemonade from a Savant.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 04.27.2017 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

So. Many. Questions. Is this about her real relationship with her husband or the relationship of black women with black men in general? This feels personal. This is darker and more raw than anything I have ever seen from her. She did not reign in her artistic or creative expression, every frickin scene is a piece of Art.

I Got 99 Problems with Hillary, But Hot Sauce Ain't One

Lauren Windsor | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

The 2016 primary fight has veered into stupid territory once again. Nothing Hillary Clinton does can not be without controversy it seems.

Woman Reimagines 'Formation' By Beyoncé In Kickass Feminist Poem

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.24.2016 | Black Voices

Beyoncé's call for women's solidarity in her hit single "Formation" was heard loud and clear. One woman in particular embraced the singer's message s...

Every Time A Pikachu Dances To ‘Formation,’ A Beyoncé Gets Her Wings

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.23.2016 | Comedy

You thought you'd seen everything. And yet, here we are. Because you obviously have not seen this, as is evident by you being here. But let's not wast...

Gloria Steinem Is A Member Of The Beyhive

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women

It seems Gloria Steinem was just as blown away by Beyoncé's "Formation" video as the rest of us. Queen Bey dropped the highly political surprise sin...

Math Teacher Slays With 'Formation' Remix To Teach Kids Geometry

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.21.2016 | Good News

This teacher and her students go hard in the name of math. Ciera Paul, a seventh-grade math teacher at ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy in New Orleans, un...

These Ladies Get In 'Formation' With Jaw-Dropping Tap Dance Routine

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.14.2016 | Black Voices

Beyoncé's call for women to get in "Formation" has inspired five remarkable women to do just that -- using the art of tap dancing. In a video poste...

Bill Gates Didn't Know He Was Name-Dropped In A Beyoncé Song

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment

Everyone noticed when Beyoncé pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a surprise single and music video the day before her Super Bowl performance. Everyone, th...

Nation Of Islam Offers To Be Beyoncé's Security, Takes Aim At Police

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.23.2016 | Black Voices

The honorable minister Louis Farrakhan is offering Beyoncé Knowles security from the Nation of Islam for her upcoming world tour. On Sunday during h...

Formation For All

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 02.19.2017 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

The black struggle is a human one, because all peoples struggled at some point in their history, and if you can't relate to love of self, then that's a problem that not even Beyoncé can solve for you.

The Anti-Beyonce Protest At NFL Headquarters Had A Dismal Turnout

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.17.2016 | Entertainment

Took 45 minutes to get all dressed up, and they ain't even gonna make it to this protest? People who didn't approve of Beyonce's unapologetically blac...

'SNL' Jokes About 'The Day Beyoncé Turned Black'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 02.15.2016 | Entertainment

The day Beyoncé released her latest song and video, "Formation," may have seemed like any other day, but for white people, it was so much more: It wa...

Ne-Yo Talks 'Formation': Beyoncé 'Has The Right' To Celebrate Her Black Identity

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.12.2016 | Black Voices

R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo totally supports Beyoncé's unapologetic celebration of her black identity, he told HuffPost Live on Thursday. Beyoncé's...

Getting in Line: Working Through Beyonce's 'Formation'

Regina N. Bradley | Posted 02.12.2017 | Black Voices
Regina N. Bradley

What type of south is Beyoncé trying to get us to see and hear? Are we still in the Beyhive or down in the fire ant pit? I'd put money on the latter, and a lot of folks ain't comfortable with that. It's cool. "Formation" ain't for everybody.

Our Obsession With Black Celebrity Is Undermining Our Movement

Benji Hart | Posted 02.12.2017 | Black Voices
Benji Hart

Celebration and distraction are not the same thing. Taking time to step back from our difficult realities to rejoice, heal and love together is crucial. Investing in corporate fantasies and confusing them with our movements is detrimental.

A More Socially-Responsible Super Bowl

Anne Zeiser | Posted 02.09.2017 | Impact
Anne Zeiser

When the price of a 30-second spot on CBS's broadcast of the 50th Super Bowl costs $5 million, you'd think advertisers would use every micro-second of...

Beyoncé Has Always Been Political -- You Just Didn't Notice

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices

When Beyoncé dropped "Formation" over the weekend, it was an exciting, exuberant, and decidedly political celebration of blackness.The song, and its ...