Dr. Yaba Blay’s take on Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’

“… I cringe when I hear her chant, “You mix that Negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma” about her Alabama-born dad and her mom from Louisiana. This is the same reason I cringed at the L’Oreal ad that identified Beyonce  as African-American, Native American and French.”

Continue reading

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.colorlines.com

 

There is a fine line between affirming mixed race people and bashing mono-race people. 

 

I agree with Dr. Blay’s sentiment.

 

Bragging about being mixed race is akin to bragging about being mono-raced. Race is not a thing to be proud about. It is no accomplishment to be born. A person may prefer a certain skin color, but as Brenda says: Your preference is not preferable.

 

@getgln

Beyonce: Formation

“Formation” (2016) is a song and music video by Beyonce. It appeared out of the blue on a Saturday afternoon, February 6th – the day before the Super Bowl, where she performed it to kick off her hitherto-unknown world tour.

 

In one glorious scene, a little boy, unarmed, in a hoodie, appears before a line of policemen – who put their hands up!

 

Continue reading

Sourced through Scoop.it from: abagond.wordpress.com

Is Beyonce Black, White, Mixed Race, African American? Her Biracial Ethnicity Nationality Heritage

BEYONCE IS OF MIXED ETHNICITY. Her father is of African American heritage, while her mother is a Louisiana Créole. Learn more about her biracial mix.

See on www.arogundade.com

Beyonce Touts L’Oreal Cosmetics That ‘Match’ Your Native American Shade

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

In her new television commercials for L’Oreal’s TrueMatch line of cosmetics, pop star Beyonce says her face is “a mosaic of all the faces before it” while the words “African American … Native American … French” appear on screen. Read more
Via indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com