Beyonce to be recognized for her charitable endeavors with the Humanitarian Award


Beyonce to be recognized for her philanthropic endeavors with the Humanitarian Award at upcoming 2020 BET Awards

Beyonce will be the recipient of this year’s Humanitarian Award at the 2020 BET Awards.

The honor recognizes the superstar’s philanthropic endeavors, which includes academic scholarships, a partnership with UNICEF, and efforts to support those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Beyonce has also recently unveiled a new initiative aimed at uplifting Black-owned small businesses following the release of her surprise new song, Black Parade. 

Giving back: Beyonce will be the recipient of this year’s Humanitarian Award at the 2020 BET Awards

The song and initiative was announced on Juneteenth, the holiday recognizing the end of slavery in the United States.   

‘Being Black is your activism. Black excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right,’ read a statement on the singer’s website. 

The website includes a lengthy list of Black businesses people can buy from that are listed in categories such as: Art & Design, Beauty, Fashion, Home & Living, Lifestyle, Restaurants & Bars, Services and Wellness & Health.

According to the website, proceeds from Black Parade ‘benefits BeyGOOD’s Black Business Impact Fund, administered by the National Urban League, to support Black-owned small businesses in need.’   

Doing her part: Beyonce has also recently unveiled a new initiative aimed at uplifting Black-owned small businesses following the release of her surprise new song, Black Parade

Doing her part: Beyonce has also recently unveiled a new initiative aimed at uplifting Black-owned small businesses following the release of her surprise new song, Black Parade

Using her platform: The initiative was announced on Juneteenth, the holiday recognizing the end of slavery in the United States

Using her platform: The initiative was announced on Juneteenth, the holiday recognizing the end of slavery in the United States

Beyonce has accomplished a lot through her charitable organization BeyGOOD. 

Through her organization, the singer partner with her mother Tina Lawson to setup a mobile COVID-19 testing initiative in her hometown of Houston, Texas to encourage Black and brown communities, whom have been hit hardest by the pandemic, to get tested.   

‘The virus is wreaking havoc on the Black community so we need a movement to prioritize our health,’ Tina said in a statement. ‘We are all in this together. But we have to look at what is happening in our Black and Brown communities and how they are being decimated by COVID-19.’  

Get tested! Earlier this year, Beyonce partnered up with her mother Tina Lawson to setup a mobile COVID-19 testing site in her hometown of Houston, Texas through her BeyGOOD organization

Get tested! Earlier this year, Beyonce partnered up with her mother Tina Lawson to setup a mobile COVID-19 testing site in her hometown of Houston, Texas through her BeyGOOD organization

Beyonce has also teamed up with Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to donate $6 million for mental health support during the pandemic. 

In addition to the Humanitarian Award, the Crazy In Love singer is up for four other awards at this year’s BET Awards.   

Beyonce has been nominated for Album of the Year, Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Movie and BET HER Award.

The BET Awards will air June 28 at 8pm on BET, BET Her, and CBS.

Rocking it! In addition to the Humanitarian Award, the Crazy In Love singer is up for four other awards at this year's BET Awards

Rocking it! In addition to the Humanitarian Award, the Crazy In Love singer is up for four other awards at this year’s BET Awards 

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