Friday, 14 December, 2018

Beyonce and Solange Knowles rousing performed at the Coachella festival

Rihanna Beyonce and Solange Knowles rousing performed at the Coachella festival
Stacy Diaz | 16 April, 2018, 21:15

The HBCUs include Bethune-Cookman University, Xavier University, Wilberforce University and Tuskegee University. She became the first woman of colour to headline the music festival and in the course of her performance, sang songs from her album Lemonade and performed with her husband, Jay-Z. Saturday night, mega star paid homage to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), performing most of her set with a full college band. The energy-filled production put the spotlight on art and culture, mixing the ancient and the modern, which resonated masterfully through the marching band, performance art, choir and dance.

Beyoncé announced the four schools benefiting from the second installment of the BeyGOOD Initiative's Homecoming Scholars Award program (previously the Formation Scholars Award program).

"We salute the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities", said Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment which houses BeyGOOD.

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In this February 12, 2017, Beyonce poses in the press room with the awards for best music video for "Formation" and best urban contemporary album for "Lemonade" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.

The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for 2018-2019 will expand to all qualifying students at the four universities, regardless of gender.

Applicants must sustain no less than a 3.5 GPA with a concentration in computer science, teaching, literature, African-American studies and more. Each university will select its own finalists and victor, with winners set to be announced sometime this summer.