Beyoncé has stepped up by her speech for YouTube’s Dear Class Of 2020 livestream to encourage high school and university graduates.
She began by thanking Barack and Michelle Obama for including her in this and told students, “You’ve come here in the midst of a global crisis, a racial pandemic, and a worldwide expression of outrage at the senseless killing of yet another unarmed Black man, and you’ve done it.”
Queen Bey has spoken up about the film world, spoke frankly about the racism which is still going on today.
“The film industry is still so patriarchal, it’s still very male-dominated and as a woman I haven’t had many female role models that give me the chance to do all I wanted to do. To run my branding and production business. To guide my films and to create my tours. That meant possession, owning my boss, owning my art, owning my future and creating my own narrative.”
Beyoncé also talked on the Black Lives Matter campaign stating. “The shooting of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others left us all shattered. It left the entire nation looking for answers. We saw our collective hearts launch the gears of progress when brought to meaningful practice. True change began with you, this young generation of high school and college students.
She ended her speech with, “Keep ignoring the fear ignoring the uncertainty. Keep believing and keep betting on you.”