BET Awards Dominated by Tributes to Black Lives Matter

Blue Ivy Carter and her mother Beyonce

"Now we have one more thing we need to do to walk in our true power, and that is to vote", she said.

Earlier this month, Sha Sha became the first Zimbabwean to be nominated for the awards that seek to showcase the best and most lovely aspects of the Black experience - celebrating Black music's present and future and elevating the culture and being a driving force for social change.

"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", she said. "Your voices are being heard, and you're proving to our ancestors that their struggles were not in vain", she said in the acceptance speech.

Beyoncé used her speech to encourage viewers to vote "like our life depends on it" in the upcoming election. There are people banking on us staying a home during local elections and primaries. Megan Thee Stallion, who recently topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her Beyoncé-assisted "Savage" remix, is nominated for video of the year, best female hip-hop artist, best collaboration, the viewer's choice award and album of the year for "Fever".

She wrote in the caption, 'I am proud to stand with my mother, @mstinalawson and the Mothers of The Movement to send this open letter to senators calling for the passing of the Heroes Act. Read the letter and add your voice with ours.

Her good deeds continued for Juneteenth, following the release of her latest song, "Black Parade", with the creation of BeyGOOD's Black Business Fund, administered by the National Urban League, to support Black-owned small businesses.

The Tender Love hitmaker was unveiled as a victor early this morning as the awards took place virtually due to the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic.

Lawson had a number of celeb cosigners to her letter, including Beyoncé and Solange, Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Regina King and Kerry Washington. Seales noted "Breonna Taylor's killers have not been arrested".

'This past month has culminated in a moment of reckoning for the country'.

Seated at a piano in the middle of a darkly lit street, Keys brought to life the collective anguish and grief felt by those in the Black community with a set that moved hearts.



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