Beyoncé!

Beyoncé released a very powerful music video a couple of weeks ago, Formation:

There has been much fascinating criticism, such as this piece in RacismReview, this piece in Salon, and this blog post by Jouelzy. The video is provoking a lot of useful engagement with the very diverse ways meaning gets made in the US these days. Even a Jesuit weighed in!

This weekend SNL did a funny take on the reception of the video in certain parts of the white community:

And just because it’s beautiful, here’s a documentary about Beyoncé’s singing of Take My Hand, Precious Lord at the 2015 grammys: