Before you get worked up and start screaming, “Blasphemy,” it’s not what you think.
In a shady world of being overlooked by society, black women being the most under-appreciated and unprotected population is an unfortunate reality. Finding self-worth or purpose can be difficult, but the University of Redlands is ready to guide minds and spirits in the right direction.
The institute’s “Beyonce Mass” is their unique spin on women empowerment. Beyonce’s ability to be unapologetically bold, fierce, and fearless, while humbling acknowledging bumps in the road, is what makes her Queen Bey. And who doesn’t want to be able to channel their inner Yonce? This worship service is fashioned to do just that.
Merging music and Christian scripture with Beyonce’s life story was formed by Reverend Yolanda Norton. The church figure also plays a major role as Chair of Black Church Studies. Rev. Norton explained the point is to magnify her “personal life, career trajectory, music, and public persona” and show how “so much of her life reflects aspects of Black women’s stories.”
The Californian service isn’t the first place to recognize Mrs. Carter’s note-worthy position in scholastic studies. Professor Omise’eke Tinsley from the University of Texas created a course called “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” based on the iconic “Lemonade” album.
January 20th will be dedicated to an academic panel discussion, “Daughters of the Revolution—Black Women, the Civil Rights Movement, and Soundtracks for Liberation,” which will segway into the January 21st mass.
– Blogged By: @iamb_chianne