Beyoncé just dropped a surprise song titled “Black Parade” to celebrate Juneteenth.
The pop star shared a post on Instagram announcing the release of the song with the caption:
“Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle. Please continue to remember our beauty, strength and power. “BLACK PARADE” celebrates you, your voice and your joy and will benefit Black-owned small businesses.”
“Put your fists up in the air, show Black love,” Beyoncé sings. “Need peace and reparation for my people.”
The lyrics also reference the COVID-19 pandemic (“Fly on the runway in my hazmat”) and police brutality (“Rubber bullets bouncing off me”).
The newly launched section on Beyoncé’s website includes an expansive list of Black businesses filtered by categories such as Art & Design, Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, and Restaurants & Bars.
Proceeds from the song will go toward her BeyGOOD Black Business Impact Fund.
A message at the directory site reads, “Happy Juneteenth. Being Black is your activism. Black excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right.”
Listen to “Black Parade” below
Read the “Black Parade” lyrics in full, via Genius:
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