Former First Lady Michelle Obama honoured her longtime friend, singer Beyoncé, with the Humanitarian Award for her work in social justice. Puza Snigdha reports.
The pop star was honoured for her work with foundation ‘BeyGOOD’ where she develops partnerships with local charities across America to provide them with funding and awareness.
BeyGOOD recently announced a $6million project to support African-Americans during the current COVID-19 pandemic, including mental health and personal wellness care, testing and medical supplies, and food supplies and delivery.
On Sunday, Michelle Obama appeared at the 2020 BET Awards and presented Beyoncé with the award.
“Ever since she was a little girl in Houston, Beyoncé Knowles Carter has been lighting up the stages and gracing the world with her talent with her generosity of spirit, and with her love for her community,” said Michelle.
Urging to her fans to vote this year, the pop star gave a speech to encourage viewers to vote “like our life depends on it” in the upcoming US election, and made a call to her fans to “dismantle a racist and unequal system” in the country.
“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,” she said and added,
“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”.
Beyoncé also took the Instagram to show respect and support to the passing of the HEROES Act just before the BET awards aired.