Dear Queen B...
The Superbowl has passed, yet the remnants of the night still remain. The remnants of a performance that set the entire world on fire! No, I'm not talking about Coldplay and his ode to LOVE but Beyonce and her ever-ending fight to empower women and the way we think. The performance was such a bold move yet so strategic. So strategically planned to change the way we view the struggles of African Americans and how the fight to end social injustice is the thing that should connect us instead of driving us miles apart.
So many people had such a mouthful to say about the electrifying performance gaining opinions from governors to even a chief of police. I, myself, thought the song, as well as the video and the performance, gracefully depicted one of the many ugly truths of the African American community. We are forever in an ongoing battle with society! Fighting to be seen! Fighting to be heard! We're fighting for way more than a 2-step when the beat drops or a few nods of the head when our albums go Platinum. We're looking for the peace to be able to walk the streets without being gunned down. We're looking for the peace to be able to stand up for a cause which not only benefits Blacks but every single person that has been ridiculed and hurt because of their religion, nationality or sexual preference, I thank you Beyonce! I thank you for your ability to bring light to a silent killer in the Black community.
Dear Beyonce you are the Queen! Not just of music! Not just of dancing but of making sure that women all across the world feel empowered and uplifted. You brought more awareness to the wrath that has been plaguing the Black community for years. So many ignored it, so many pushed it to the side but you threw it in the face of over 100 million people and whether they chose to accept it, they had no choice but to watch and listen. The fact that they are still talking almost a week later shows you did your job babygirl! We joined the movement and we aren't getting off this train until a change comes! You used the gift of dance, music and just being a straight up BOSS to bring awareness and that's what it's all about. Pay the haters no mind! As so many of us lay in the street gunned down for the melanin that runs deep in our roots, we stand up to injustice. If it takes a hot beat, a killer two step and a whole world watching to inject the warmth of change into the ice cold veins of so many people across the world, then so be it!
Okay ladies now lets get into formation!!! We have come so far but we have soooooo far to go!!!
"It's not enough to be compassionate. You must act" ~ Dalai Lama