YouTube’s “Dear Class of 2020” event had your Brown Skin Girl Beyoncé deliver a speech encouraging her audience to embrace their differences and be the best they can be.
Her speech touched on sexuality, the coronavirus pandemic, and racial injustice, a subject that has grabbed headlines around the world following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by the cop Chauvin and the national protests it provoked.
She said the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others have left people broke and the whole of the United States searching for answers. She averred that change begins with them, especially so when they put their hears, as a collective, for the purpose: change.
She hinted at the difficulties she faced in her early days in the music industry and how she had to build her own company, Parkway Entertainment, to make the impact she desired. And then she had brought in the best on board: men, women, outsiders, underdogs – “people that were overlooked.”
Her speech was inspiring, as many have been saying around the world. But will those who heard her take her advice. Time will tell.
Or what do you think? You may want to check out her speech below and share your thoughts with us in the comment section.