April 25, 2020
Beyonce partnered with Twitter's Jack Dorsey and pledged $6 million to address the mental health needs of communities of color, among others.
Beyoncé at the Kobe Bryant's Memorial Service in February 2020. | Photo: Getty Images
According to the statement, the singer partnered with Twitter’s Jack Dorsey whose #startsmall initiative is focusing its efforts towards providing mental wellness services in Houston, New York, New Orleans, and Detroit during the health crisis.
Beyonce has always had a soft spot for her fellow African Americans during this time of crisis.
Beyonce acknowledged in her company’s statement that communities of color have been extremely affected by the pandemic, citing the homes that make it difficult to practice social distancing. Moreover, the statement said,
“Communities that were already lacking funds for education, health and housing are now faced with alarming infection rates and fatalities. And these communities lack access to testing and equitable health care."
As such, BeyGood intends to support organizations such as the United Memorial Center, Bread of Life, and Matthew 25 which provide basic necessities to hard-hit communities.
Beyonce has always had a soft spot for her fellow African Americans during this time of crisis. During her appearance in the concert special, “One World: Together at Home,” she stressed the inequality suffered by African Americans when it comes to health care.
Beyonce is also grateful to the frontliners. She dedicated the song, "When You Wish Upon A Star” to them when she performed on ABC’s “Disney Family Singalong” last week. After her performance, she addressed health workers and said,
"Please hold on to your families tight. Please be safe. Don't give up hope. We're going to get through this. I promise. God bless you."
The singer’s concern for others has rubbed off on her daughter Blue Ivy Carter who recently impressed when she made a PSA video about handwashing. The clip featured her DIY demonstration of how handwashing can combat the virus.
It was evident that Blue was a pro as she explained her cause and encouraged her viewers to be vigilant about washing hands. The clip was shared by her grandmother, Tina Knowles Lawson who proudly commended her granddaughter for her brilliance.