#BeyGood: From ‘Lemonade’ to “Formation Scholars” Beyoncé Continues to Inspire Black Girl Magic
Beyoncé luh the kids.
HU! You Know!
Really, this has much more to do with Beyoncé than my illustrious alma mater Howard University. But Bison never hesitate to shout out good news when it’s relevant. Especially when Queen Bey is involved. So all you HU students, let’s get this money!
— deray mckesson (@deray) April 25, 2017
In celebration of Lemonade‘s one-year anniversary, Beyoncé announced a new scholarship program that caters to young women studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies. With aims to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident,” the four “Formation Scholars” awards will be available for the 2017-2018 academic year. The participating colleges include Berklee College of Music, Howard University (woop!), Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College.
Bey recently won a Peabody Award for her Lemonade offering, inciting the following:
“Lemonade draws from the prolific literary, musical, cinematic, and aesthetic sensibilities of black cultural producers to create a rich tapestry of poetic innovation,” the organizers shared. “The audacity of its reach and fierceness of its vision challenges our cultural imagination, while crafting a stunning and sublime masterpiece about the lives of women of color and the bonds of friendship seldom seen or heard in American popular culture.”
Mrs. Knowles-Carter is out here just trying to do her part and cultivate the beginnings of Black Girl Magic. Thank you, sis. You are appreciated.
Check out the full statement above and head to her website for more info.