One of the major highights of Sunday’s BET Awards was Beyoncé receiving the prestigious Humanitarian Award.
Pop superstar Beyoncé is the latest celebrity to weigh-in on matters on inequality.
She was honored at Sunday night’s BET awards with the annaual Humanitarian Award, which was presented by former first lady Michelle Obama.
Michelle praised Beyoncé for her passion, accomplishments and activism, saying “To my girl, I just want to say you inspire me. You inspire all of us.”
The singer and actress received the award in recognition of her BeyGOOD initiative, which recently established several scholarship and philanthropic foundations.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Beyoncé teamed up with her mother for the #IDIDMYPART mobile testing initiative, which provided necessary COVID testing kits to Houston communities of color that had been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
She also donated to support organizations on the ground that are working to meet the physical and mental health needs of vulnerable communities, and donated the funds of her latest song “Black Parade” to support Black-owned small businesses.
Upon accepting the award, Beyoncé dedicated her honor to all those who have been marching in support of racial equality in a pre-recorded speech.
“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’m encouraging you to continue to take action. Continue to change and dismantle the racist and unequal system.”
“We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does,” she added.
While Beyoncé has not formally endorsed Joe Biden for President, it’s not likely she’s encouraging Americans to vote for President Trump.
Bey and her husband, Jay Z hosted several fundraisers for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and President Trump has recently mocked their political activism, pointing out that he didn’t need the help of Hollywood elites in 2016 and he won’t need them in 2020.
At a Minneapolis rally, he said “I didn’t need Beyoncé and Jay-Z, I didn’t need little Bruce Springsteen!”
Joe Biden, on the other hand, is most likely waiting by the phone for Beyoncé’s endorsement.