Beyoncé Honors Juneteenth With New Song “Black Parade”

Beyonce performs at Coachella festival in 2018. Photo by imageSPACE/SilverHub/REX/Shutterstock (9629728a)

Beyoncé was one of many singers who decided to release new music to honor Juneteenth weekend.

She dropped “Black Parade,” a song that relates to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a police officer and the subsequent rise in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Jay-Z, Beyoncé’s husband, co-wrote the song along with Akil “Fresh” King, Brittany Coney, Densia Andrews, Kim “Kadence” Krysiuk, Rickie “Caso” Tice, and Derek Dixie.

The proceeds from the song will go towards BeyGOOD’s Black Business Impact Fund which supports Black-owned businesses and on her website she wrote, “Being Black is your activism. Black excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right.”

Beyoncé released the song on her Instagram captioning it, “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,” she added.