Beyoncé Receives Humanitarian Award At 2020 BET Awards

Beyoncé Receives Humanitarian Award At 2020 BET Awards

Beyoncé was bestowed the Humanitarian Award at the 20 th annual BET Awards Sunday.

At the network’s first virtual award program in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michelle Obama presented the decorated artist with the award, stating that Bey ” has been lighting up the stages and enhancing the world with her talent, with her generosity of spirit and with her love for her community.” She continued, “You can see it in everything she does from her music that gives voice to Black joy and Black pain to her activism that demands justice for Black lives.”

Beyoncé committed the award to the protesters “marching and fighting for change” in a prerecorded video statement, stating they motivated her.

” Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our forefathers that their struggles were not in vain,” she said. The “Lemonade” artist then urged them to enact this year’s elections.

” I’m encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to alter and take apart racist and unequal systems.

Beyoncé was honored for her humanitarian work throughout her career and with her nonprofit company, BeyGOOD. Over the previous couple of years, the artist has actually developed scholarships for trainees of historically Black institution of higher learnings, provided food for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and assisted bring tidy water to the East African country of Burundi.

Most just recently, BeyGOOD collaborated a COVID-19 screening effort for disproportionately affected Black and brown neighborhoods in Houston.

She has actually likewise used her platform to speak out against oppression versus marginalized communities. On Juneteenth, she introduced a National Urban League-administered Black Business Fund to support Black-owned small companies.

In addition, Beyoncé won the BET Her Award. She was likewise chosen for Finest Female R&B/ Pop Artist and Album of the Year.

Following her statement, BET aired a teaser for “Black is King,” a visual album premiering on Disney on July31 View the teaser listed below.

BLACK IS KING, a movie by @Beyonce Streaming exclusively July31 #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/QWwlYZN270

— The Lion King (@disneylionking) June 29, 2020

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