Between the exhausting need to continually explain why blackface is a travesty, ICE actively destroying lives, white actors, politicians and their allies being problematic, R. Kelly still being a free man, and a host of other problems we’ve faced since 2019 kicked off, this year needs a reboot. Being, undeniably, one of our modern epitomes of Black History, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is here to reel us back in and remind us why Black History Month is something that needs to celebrated, by us.
Not to mention, she dropped the certified black, female anthology, Lemonade, Bey owned the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and resuscitated the Caucasian playground known as Coachella & turned it into a black AF experience dubbed Beychella. This year, the Third Ward legend blessed her coveted BeyHive with a surprise photo collage showcasing her favorites from the Black community, entitled "We Good."
Those hand-picked few who did make the cut are writers, educators, activists, photographers, authors, entrepreneurs, doctors, fellow artists, poets, historical figures (living and deceased), and influencers within their respective fields. Among Bey’s faves are Emmy Award-winning Lena Waithe, New York Times bestselling author, Angie Thomas, rising phenoms, Marsai Martin, Mari Copeny, and Marley Dias, alongside famed activists, Johnetta Elzie, Deray McKesson and Tarana Burke.
(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella)