Bey­oncé: ‘Vote like our life de­pends on it’

Arab News - - &finally - AP Los An­ge­les

Bey­oncé used her plat­form this week while ac­cept­ing the BET hu­man­i­tar­ian award to re­lay a di­rect ap­peal to view­ers: Go vote. “Your voices are be­ing heard and you’re prov­ing to our an­ces­tors that their strug­gles were not in vain,” said the su­per­star singer at the BET Awards, which cel­e­brated its 20 years of high­light­ing ex­cel­lence in Black-led en­ter­tain­ment. But the cer­e­mony, filmed vir­tu­ally be­cause of the coro­n­avirus pan­demic, kept much of its fo­cus on top­ics such as sys­tem­atic racism and equal rights.

Bey­oncé was hon­ored for her phil­an­thropic work and re­lief ef­forts dur­ing the COVID-19 cri­sis. She said vot­ing in the up­com­ing elec­tion was the way to end a “racist and un­equal sys­tem” in Amer­ica.

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