Beyoncé released a surprise track on Juneteenth to support black-owned businesses affected by the pandemic, according to Essence.
The five-minute song, "Black Parade," celebrates black ancestry and black resilience. “I’m going back to the south/I’m going back, back, back, back/Where my roots ain’t watered down,” she opens.
She comments on present-day protests and sings, "Rubber bullets bouncing off me/Made a picket sign off your picket fence/take it as a warning.”
Proceeds of the song will go toward BeyGOOD's Black Business Impact Fund, according to the singer's website. She hopes to help black businesses affected by COVID-19.
“'Black Parade' celebrates you, your voice and your joy and will benefit Black-owned small businesses," Bey wrote on her Instagram.