How Beyonce and Jay Z can help

I’m never going to be one to ask the uber wealthy to give up their wealth irresponsibly. They worked for it, they earned it. Their money is their business.

However, what I am suggesting here is that because they have taken it upon themselves to speak out about certain social issues and have supported certain political figures, I feel that they can create GREAT change with their voice.

Youth need a voice of reason in regards to abstinence and understanding the role of marriage for the purpose of family stability and economic elevation. So many of the youths who are in at-risk situations look up to these two stars. They can reach deeper and further than any political pundit or book author can.

What if Beyonce were to make a decision to visually highlight her support for marriage and family? How much good could she do if she were to do 2 minute videos on her Instagram page about how young girls should honor their bodies and save themselves for marriage? What about how important it is for her to value a man’s intellect and drive for success, not his street cred?

Imagine the shift in young minds who value and adore her?

Thus far she has spoken about sexism, homophobia and racism:

“The entertainment business is still very sexist. It’s still very male-dominated and as a woman, I did not see enough female role models given the opportunity to what I knew I had to do — to run my label, and management company, to direct my films and produce my tours that meant ownership, owning my masters, owning my art, owning my future and writing my own story. Not enough Black women had a seat at the table. So I had to go and chop down that wood and build my own table. Then I had to invite the best there was to have a seat. That meant hiring women, men outsiders, underdogs, people that were overlook and waiting to be seen,” she said.

“Many of the best creatives and business people, who although supremely qualified and talented, were turned down over and over as executives at major corporations because they were female or because of racial disparity. And I’ve been very proud to provide them with a place at my table. One of the main purposes of my art for many years has been dedicated to showing the beauty of Black people to the world, our history, our profundity and the value of Black lives. I’ve tried my best to pull down the veil of appeasement to those who may feel uncomfortable with our excellence,” she said.

“To the young women, our future leaders, know that you’re about to make the world turn. I see you. You are everything the world needs. Make those power moves. Be excellent. And to the young kings, lean into your vulnerability and redefine masculinity. Lead with heart. There’s so many different ways to be brilliant. I believe you and every human being is born with a masterful gift. Don’t let the world make you feel that you have to look a certain way to be brilliant. And no you don’t have to speak a certain way to be brilliant. But you do have to spread your gift around the planet in a way that is authentically you.”

But how about fighting for black families?

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