Beychella: 7 Beyoncé Moments of Unapologetic Blackness

One thing’s for certain when you see ‘Beyoncé in Concert’, there won’t be a soul who will be able to say they didn’t leave edgeless and in awe. This holds true for the latest in her wig-snatching ventures. As the first black woman to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter made history on both weekends that was graced with her presence.

Making her stance clear on the accomplishment of being the first woman of color to headline the 19-year-old annual music festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, each of her sets was gleaming with unapologetic pride, homage, and blackness. For those that were confused about what you’ve just experienced, let me break it down for you so there’s no miscommunication…

The Queen Is Here
Emerging as a Queen Nefertiti reincarnate, Beyoncé struts the stage’s runway donning a flat-topped black and gold headdress the first weekend then a flawless all silver crown the next weekend, draped in heavy jewels with a flowing cape and cane. All black. All silver. All royalty.


The Black National Anthem
As she finished a rendition of her hit “Freedom”, the song looped into a beautiful medley of the Black National Anthem by James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Why is this