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Read the full text of Beyoncé's moving, political Grammy award statement

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The Grammys have a racist history stretching back decades before Beyoncé

 

LET'S TALK ABOUT MONDAY MOODS

If you want to live your best petty life (and who doesn’t on a Monday), look no further than Little Richard for inspiration. Not long after Beyoncé’s surprising snubs last night, the internet began to percolate a clip of the trailblazing rock musician from the 1988 Grammy Awards. Because the legend himself wanted you to know: Just cus Little Richard never got a little gilded statue, didn’t mean he wasn’t a winner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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 The grammys is like the academy awards, American music awards...etc.  All controlled by white businessmen...,,much like how it was during the 40s, 50s, and early 60s.  The difference:  the artist have a  little more power over contacts and their face can appear on album,  cds covers....that's it!  They are still modern days slaves...many of em with that hoodrat attitude,  Real artists like Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday use their art/voices to expose America's injustice.  And when they do that?  They are blackballed.  You get no awards here missy.  So that means...as it has meant traditionally in the black culture....the art will be about FREEDOM...not money.  I saw Beyoncé's performance on the grammys.  It was clearly a MESSAGE for WOMEN to see themselves as QUEENS...instead of whores who come HALF-NAKED in the guise of talent  We know WHO these women are.  They cannot COMPARE to height of self-intelligence that Beyoncé has grown into.  And more and more black artists are coming to grips that they represent their culture....so they have a decision to make.  To the front or...turn their backs.  Many have.  And surprisingly by those who many of us thought would STAND with us...like Denzel, Kanye[he's rapper you know], Little Wayne,  Steve Harvey, Omarosa[I mean she's an ordain minister and all] and others like Don King...who knew? 

Beyoncé's  performance was beautiful and message went over the  heads of many many many people.  Some are still stunned and still trying to figure it out.  But just like us, she was reminded that she is black and when you go against the establishment[massa]....even in your own genre where you worked like a dog harder than any other white female artists....and produced more number one hits and nominated more times than any other artist in history...a strong 62 nominations [and she's not even in her 40s yet].....and still your voice were ignored by massa.-even though he's made billions off that same voice i.e.  your talent.  So like Adele screamed...what else does she have to do to get her well deserved grammy?  My answer.  Nothing absolutely nothing.  Cuz she IS doing what she has to do.  Not because of the MONEY or for  white's man acknowledgement of her talent in a form of a statue,  she does it  because of  her solid unbending  commitment and dedication to her culture.  So her "awards?" Won't be the phonograph image on top of a rectangular base.  Her award will be the message left in the legacy of her music.  But!

Solange Points Out How Grammys Fail Black Artists After Sister Beyoncé’s Snub

Her words of advice: “give your friends awards, award yourself, and be the gold you wanna hold.”

02/14/2017 06:43 am ET | Updated 2 hours ago
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Plenty of music fans thought pop queen Beyoncé was snubbed at the Grammy Awards on Sunday ― including Adele and, evidently, Beyoncé’s sister Solange.

Having been nominated for nine awards after the 2016 debut of her critically praised visual album “Lemonade,” Beyoncé won just two. The biggest awards of the night, Record of the Year and Album of the Year, went to Adele for the single “Hello” and her album “25.” The British singer used her acceptance speech for the latter to pay tribute to Beyoncé ― the “artist of her life” ― and say the award should have gone to her.

On Monday, Solange took to Twitter to share her thoughts in messages that have since been deleted. In one, she wrote that “there have only been two black winners in the last 20 years for album of the year” despite ceremonies featuring “over 200 black artist” performers. 

The singer, who won a Grammy of her own on Sunday, added words of support for black artists: “create your own committees, build your own institutions, give your friends awards, award yourself, and be the gold you wanna hold[,] my g’s.” 

Solange also shared a link to a post rapper Frank Ocean recently added to his Tumblr page. In his note, Ocean addresses Grammy Awards producers Ken Ehrlich and David Wild, slamming the award ceremony for honoring singer Taylor Swift over rapper Kendrick Lamar in 2016 and inviting the pair to discuss with him “the cultural bias and general nerve damage” the show “suffers from.”

Solange’s since-deleted message was not quite factual. There have been four black Album of the Year winners in the past 20 years ― Herbie Hancock in 2008, Ray Charles in 2005, Outkast in 2004 and Lauryn Hill in 1999 ― along with a handful of performers on the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack, which won in 2002.

But the sentiment behind it is widespread. Many music fans, particularly young ones, do not see black artists receiving sufficient praise and recognition for pushing boundaries of creativity in the industry’s often blurry genres.

Your move, Grammys.

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