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Beyonce urges Americans to vote 'like our life depends on it,' plus more news

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 10: This year, the BET Awards' most prestigious honor, its Humanitarian Award, went to Beyonce, who's been working tirelessly during the pandemic to support hard-hit Black communities through her BeyGOOD initiative, while making time to speak out against police brutality and systemic racism in America. For those efforts and more, Michelle Obama presented Bey with her award during the virtual event on Sunday, June 2. After the former First Lady commended Beyonce for "always turning up, looking out, and making us all a little bigger, better, a little more fierce," Bey used her acceptance speech to urge listeners to "continue to dismantle a racist and unequal system" -- and to remind them the most clear path towards doing that is to vote. "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," Beyonce said via video, while accepting the award (via CBS News). "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 a racist and unequal system. We have to continue to do this together," she said. "Continue to fight for each other and lift each other up, because there are people banking on us staying at home during the local elections and primaries happening in states across the country. We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does." Since April, Beyonce and her BeyGOOD initiative have set up free testing sites in Houston and teamed up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Start Small to funnel $6 million in aid to organizations providing mental health, general health and food bank services to underserved neighborhoods in four cities. Bey has also spoken out against racism and police brutality, both online and through music, with proceeds from her new surprise track "Black Parade" benefiting small, Black-owned businesses.Keep reading for the latest on tktktk ...

Beyonce encourages fans to vote in every upcoming election

This year, the BET Awards' most prestigious honor, its Humanitarian Award, went to Beyonce, who's been working tirelessly during the pandemic to support hard-hit Black communities through her BeyGOOD initiative, while making time to speak out against police brutality and systemic racism in America. For those efforts and more, Michelle Obama presented Bey with her award during the virtual event on Sunday, June 2. After the former First Lady commended Beyonce for "always turning up, looking out, and making us all a little bigger, better, a little more fierce," Bey used her acceptance speech to urge listeners to "continue to dismantle a racist and unequal system" -- and to remind them the most clear path towards doing that is to vote. "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," Beyonce said via video, while accepting the award (via CBS News). "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 a racist and unequal system. We have to continue to do this together," she said. "Continue to fight for each other and lift each other up, because there are people banking on us staying at home during the local elections and primaries happening in states across the country. We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does." Since April, Beyonce and her BeyGOOD initiative have set up free testing sites in Houston and teamed up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Start Small to funnel $6 million in aid to organizations providing mental health, general health and food bank services to underserved neighborhoods in four cities. Bey has also spoken out against racism and police brutality, both online and through music, with proceeds from her new surprise track "Black Parade" benefiting small, Black-owned businesses.

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