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I just finished #HOMECOMING & I am floored. The love we all said she had for us, the inspiration we felt & wanted to believe she intended for us to feel was her vision from the start. Beyoncé is the GOAT.
hen I originally watched the #Beychella I posted to Facebook: “Watching Beyoncé’s Coachella performance and literally weeping. She is the greatest performer of our time if not of all time. This is art rooted in black culture, rooted in a love for blackness and black people...
My love for her is unshakeable. Her work viscerally encourages me to be a bad ass bitch, a money-earning, hustling diva, to go hard and slay in whatever I do, to be unafraid of success and unbothered by the haters. Nothing and no one is perfect, but...
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Marching bands are rooted in military training exercises & combat formations. AA marching bands & drumlines honored service in U.S. conflicts, while highlighting the absence of civil rights despite sacrifices to defend the nation. #APeoplesJourney #Homecoming #SmithsonianMusic
While laws prevented black people from carrying weapons, they were allowed to hold musical instruments. Many were assigned to the fife & drum corps—musicians that played small flutes & drums to boost the spirits of fighters, a tradition that goes back to the Revolutionary War.
Music became an expression of solidarity & pride. Marching bands evolved from their military roots to become vehicles of civil disobedience during Jim Crow segregation—and as a way to reclaim space.

The military’s only all-black female band battled & won: po.st/eXx6ci
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