Beyonce speaks on black lives and the forthcoming elections
Beyonce, 38, was awarded the Humanitarian Award at 2020 BET Awards for her numerous humanitarian services.
She was recognized for her philanthropic work, especially, her Black Business Fund initiative and the works of her BeyGood organisation.
Introducing Beyonce for the award, former First Lady, Michelle Obama, celebrated the incredible music and humanitarian icon for her remarkable impacts.
She said: “You can see it in everything she does, from her music that gives voice to black joy and black pain, to her activism that demands justice for black lives.
“And no matter how big the stages get, I know my girl isn’t satisfied unless she’s sharing all that shine she has with the next generation.”
Receiving the award, Beyonce expressed gratitude to everyone fighting for change against racial discrimination and political oppression.
Beyonce speech reads:
“I want to dedicate this award to all of my brothers out there, all of my sisters out there inspiring me, marching and fighting for change.
“Your voices are being heard and you’re proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain.”
“Now, we have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power and that is to vote.
“I am encouraging you to continue to take action, continue to change and dismantle a racist and unequal system.
“We have to continue to do this together, continue to fight for each other and lift each other up because there are people banking on us staying at home during local elections and primaries happening in states across the country.
“We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does. So please continue to be the change you want to see.”