Yasss!  Beyonce has dropped a new single called 'Black Parade,' on Juneteenth.

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Beyonce, who is from Texas, where the holiday Juneteenth originated, dropped a new single called 'Black Parade.' Issa bop!

"Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863." ~ Juneteenth.com

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I love the woman Beyonce has become. I can't lie, back in the day, I was not a fan of Yonce. I didn't hate her, but I felt like she was a product of the machine. She was beautiful, has an amazing voice, and is super talented, but I felt like the songs she made had no meaning. Now, she has embraced her voice. She is the culture. Yes, of course she still makes commercial music, but in the past several years, she has used her voice to uplift, change the narrative, share perspective and speak out. I 'stan' her for that.  The evolution of Beyonce has been refreshing to watch over the years.  I also love her mom, Tina Knowles.  She cracks me up, but also makes me laugh with what she posts on her IG page.  As a huge Jay-Z fan, I can say that his biggest win was gaining Beyonce as a wife!

"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." ~ Beyonce via Instagram

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