To commemorate America’s holiday, Juneteenth on June 19, Beyonce drops new surprise song Black Parade to honour black people and culture
Beyonce is no stranger to surprises. From albums to pregnancy announcements, the award-winning singer and songwriter dropped a new song, Black Parade, on June 19, one of America’s important holidays, which remembers the year 1865 when enslaved people of Texas, (where Beyonce is from) finally learned slavery had been abolished and that they were free. According to LA Times, June 19 became a day of celebration for black people in Texas, a tradition that slowly spread as they migrated to other states such as Louisiana and California.
The singer dropped the song hours after she announced that her new initiative under her BeyGOOD’s foundation’s Black Business Impact Fund will support black-owned businesses.
She too the announcement to her 148 million followers on Instagram, saying, “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.”
Check out the song below: