The movement lives. After the Blackest takeover of a Super Bowl halftime show in history, Beyoncé is facing backlash for her bold coming out as "woke." Her performance of her new trap feminist track, "Formation," which included many references to African-American history and Black politics and culture, is upsetting conservatives who are crying that her performance was not "wholesome" and was an attack on "police officers." Yet many saw themselves represented in a whitewashed media during the show. BET.com looks at why Beyoncé's performance was peak Blackness and a significant celebration of Black History Month.
Wife of reporter Shaun King, who has been covering racial injustice and the deaths of Black men and women for DailyKos, spoke out in defense of her husband, who was accused by conservative sites of not being Black or biracial.