We all know that Beyonce is not only ***flawless, but she also has a huge impact on the way people think and feel that extends beyond her Beehive fan base. She's taken feminism to another level and at the Grammys last night, she sent a powerful message through her performance: racism isn't over.
She did so through an awe-inspiring performance of "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" from the Oscar-nominated film "Selma," which chronicles a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King's influence, and racial tribulation, during the Civil Rights Movement.
She could have performed any of the hit songs from her critically-acclaimed, self-titled album, which ultimately was snubbed for album of the year on Sunday. But instead, the world's biggest pop star used her platform to send America a profound wake-up call on behalf of racial justice.
Despite people's conflicting beliefs about the degree to which racism played a part in the recent deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police officers, there's no denying blacks (and hispanics) face obstacles that people of other races do not. For example, they're more likely to be unjustifiably stop and frisked on the street and black women face a greater threat of domestic violence.
"Now, more than ever, we need understanding and to acknowledge the feelings of others," says Gwyneth Paltrow, announcing Queen B.
Amen to that.