Beyoncé and Solange Are Creating the Soundtrack For America’s New Civil Rights Movement

You’re going to hear the message from these powerful Black voices one way or another.

By Jasmine Grant

Nina Simone once posed the question, “How can you be an artist and not reflect the times?” It’s strange to think that with Black Americans being brutalized by the police at such an alarming rate, only a handful of Black artists are using their music as an outlet for change. Who better than Beyoncé and Solange Knowles to carry the torch from the greats like Nina Simone and Mavis Staples and use Black beauty, Black rights and most importantly, Black survival as the basis for their art.

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