Someone Tell Tomi Lahren: Beyoncé Launches ‘Lemonade’ Scholarship for Young Women
— deray mckesson (@deray) April 25, 2017
To honor the one-year birthday of her groundbreaking visual album Lemonade, Beyoncé Knowles is launching a scholarship program. Since it was a tirade against some of the lead single’s associated imagery that launched Tomi Lahren into stardom last winter, we feel like someone should tell her.
The scholarship program, Formation Scholars, will help young women seeking to study creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies. That makes a lot of sense once you remember why Lahren hated Bey’s Super Bowl performance of “Formation” so much: the song is all about black empowerment and performances featured female dancers in outfits reminiscent of those worn by the Black Panthers.
In the song, Beyoncé instructs, “Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation.” Getting “in formation” has been interpreted to mean getting educated and organized to fight oppression. A scholarship that enables young women to pursue an education in art, music, literature, or African-American studies is definitely achieving the goal of getting ladies into formation.
The program partners with Berklee College of Music, Parsons School of Design, Howard University, and Spelman College. For 2017-2018, a student from each will be selected to receive the award, which is designed “to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident.”
Given that Lahren can’t even work right now because she’s still bound to her former employer (and embroiled in all those lawsuits).
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