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If you missed Beyonce’s Coachella, or shall we say Beychella, you definitely missed a major performance from the queen.
With heavy inspiration from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as Greek Life, social media was exploding with gratitude for bringing that environment to this festival.
But her recognizing and showcasing HBCU’s is not over. Today it was announced that through her BeyGood foundation, she will start a Homecoming Scholars Award program, which will award $100,000 in scholarships to Xavier, Wilberforce, Tuskegee and Bethune-Cookman universities.
In an official press release they said;
“The show, with its homage to excellence in education, was a celebration of the homecoming weekend experience, the highest display of college pride. The energy-filled production put the spotlight on art and culture, mixing the ancient and the modern, which resonated masterfully through the marching band, performance art, choir and dance. It was the impetus to mark her second scholarship program.”
Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment at BeyGOOD, also released a statement saying;
“We honor all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students.”
Congrats to Bey for making history this past weekend being the first African American woman to headline Coachella.
On the Power 106 Instagram and #LIFTOFF show tonight we discussed if Beyonce were to start her own university using fictional professors like Jay-Z, Drake, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and others, whose class would you take? Go check it out and cast your vote in the comments.
If @Beyonce opened her own university who’s class would you take? • Would you take in some Hip-Hop history with Professor Carter, get your exercise in with Prof. #DRAKE, learn with COLE, ✍ some raps with Prof. LAMAR, count with Ms. Minaj or do some with Prof. Cardi B? • Today it was also announced QUEEN BEY is giving $100,000 in scholarships to black universities. Read more about it on power106.com #BeyHive Photos via: GETTY
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