In honor of Juneteenth (June 19th), that celebrates the last bastion of slave freedom in Texas per the Emancipation Proclamation, Beyoncé releases “BLACK PARADE.”
Courtesy of the singer’s own Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records, Queen Bey’s single will be used to raise funds in support of Black-owned businesses and a message on her website that read “Being Black is your activism. Black excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right,” that included a directory of Black-owned endeavors to support.
“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,” the Grammy-winning vocalist wrote in her Instagram post announcing the song. “‘Black Parade’ celebrates you, your voice and your joy and will benefit Black-owned small businesses,” she added. Listen to “BLACK PARADE” and its message of black excellence here.
Beyoncé, her husband Jay-Z, Akil “Fresh” King, Brittany Coney, Densia Andrews, Kim “Kadence” Krysiuk, Rickie “Caso” Tice, and Derek Dixie are all co-writers on “Black Parade,” that was co-produced by Beyoncé and Dixie.
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