Black Entertainment : Lemonade: The manifesto of the black woman

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  1. Liberty

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    When Beyoncé released Lemonade on Sat. April 23 on HBO, the world stopped — not just because Beyonce released a new album, but because Beyoncé released an unapologetic pro-black and deeply personal love story in the form of a visual album, filled with some of the most influential African Americans in media today.

    Unlike Beyonce’s previous albums, listeners get a glimpse of the Beyoncé who has managed to stay out of the media all these years.

    The visual album is divided into her idea of 11 stages of grief: intuition, denial, anger, apathy, emptiness, accountability, reformation, forgiveness, resurrection, hope and redemption. Each stage is accompanied by a song from the album that describes it.

    At first listen, many assume the album is Beyoncé calling out her husband Jay-Z for cheating on her as she proclaims, “You better call Becky with the good hair,” on the track ‘Sorry,’ and shouts, “If you try this s*** again, you gon’ lose your wife.”

    After a longer and deeper listen accompanied by the visual album, it’s clear that the album is also a manifesto made to identify, embrace and celebrate the black woman.

    Throughout the visual album Beyoncé changes her style multiple times. In one hour, she is Queen Nefertiti, an angry street girl, a diva, a Southern Belle and many more.

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