Celebrity Cyber Report – Beyonce

Published On August 4, 2020 | By Tom Huskerson | Celebrity Cyber News

Art is where consciousness meets expression. Its the realm of the artists and often the place where expression and awareness creates the message. “Black Is King” is where the artist, Beyonce, acknowledges her awareness and expresses her message.

Streaming television is a huge business and power houses like Netflix and Amazon have come to the realization that black people are aware, conscious and expressive. Why else would they dish out big money for black producers like Jordan Peele, Ava Duvernay, Kenya Barris and Shonda Rhimes? Why? Because the market tells them to. Black pays!

Disney+ streaming television makes us aware of Beyonce’s expression and awareness as a black artist. Disney+ should be proud of the triumph that “Black is King” is delivering to streaming television.

Expressive art like that delivered by Beyonce in “Black Is King” is meant to increase awareness to the fact that black, African-American, artists have a voice and its time to listen. Don’t just listen, hear the message.

Beyonce’s “Black is King” invites the viewer to drink in the diversity and beauty of Africa. It is not the dark continent as many would believe for whatever reason. But instead a place where, despite colonization and continued exploitation, is a land and people who are surviving, thriving and becoming the geopolitical center of the world.

Fans of The “Lion King” will see the similarities. In “Black Is King” a young boy, the lost and future king, is exiled by a darkly glamorous mentor. A queenly woman finds the strength to restore the young king’s lost royalty by acknowledging her own. And who other than James Earl Jones can be the voice of Mufasa. With Black actors in these roles “Black is King” transforms the story of the “Lion King” into something more powerful. The story becomes a treatise on blackness and legacy. Where Black people embrace the past to nourish the future and take the throne of dignity and power lost long ago.

Beyonce does not shyly introduce “Black Is King. She begins by stating in a spoken interlude that she will “let black be synonymous with glory.” In this her intentions are clear. “Black Is King “is an artistic explosion of Black performers actors, dancers, guest stars and collaborators that include Pharrell, Tierra Whack, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Campbell, and her old friend Kelly Rowland.

Performance art is consciousness, awareness, expression and most of all thoughtfulness. The release of “Black Is King,” now of all times, is a thoughtful way to say that Black is not a victim. Black is an art. Black is science. Black is a voice. Black is a movement. Black is value. Black is a power. Black Is King.

“Black Is King” is written, directed and produced by Beyonce and available on Disney+

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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