Beyoncé Announces Scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Just days after her epic Coachella performance, Beyoncé announced the four new schools benefiting from the second installment of the BeyGOOD Initiative’s Homecoming Scholars Award program (previously the Formation Scholars Award program).

One student from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Xavier University, Wilberforce University, Tuskegee University and Bethune-Cookman University, will receive $25,000 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

via Rolling Stone:

Ivy McGregor, Director of Philanthropy and Corporate Relations at Parkwood Entertainment, which houses BeyGOOD, said the program salutes “the rich legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” She added, “We honor all institutions of higher learning for maintaining culture and creating environments for optimal learning which expands dreams and the seas of possibilities for students.”

Beyoncé established the scholarship in April 2017 to mark the one-year anniversary of her 2016 visual LP, Lemonade. While the first year spotlighted young women, the 2018-2019 year will expand to all qualifying students at the four universities, regardless of gender.

The associated disciplines will include literature, creative arts, African American studies, science, education, business, communications, social sciences, computer science and engineering. Applicants must maintain a 3.5 or better GPA. The four universities will select all finalists and winners, with recipients announced this summer.

Beyoncé honored the history of HBCUs during her headlining Coachella set on Saturday, incorporating over 150 musicians and dancers – including a marching band and choir – into her detailed set, which also included guest spots from Jay Z, Solange and her former Destiny’s Child members.

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LeToya Luckett Is A Married Woman! 

According to Essence , The singer and her fiancé, Dallas-based entrepreneur Tommicus Walker, tied the knot on Sunday evening in a lavish ceremony in Austin, TX.
 
The intimate wedding was held at Villa Antonia, a sprawling mansion in the canyons of the Texas Hill Country

“Vera Wang graciously allowed me to add a few touches to my dress as my own addition,”

Eudoxie Bridges, the bride’s best friend and wife to rapper Ludacris, served as one of two matrons-of-honor and the groom’s brothers, Tamarcus Joe Walker and Treoun Walker, were the best men.
 
Luckett’s bridesmaids wore long black gowns in varied styles for the occasion. The wedding was a black tie affair with a deep red, white and black color theme.
 
The couple’s celebrity guest list included Ludacris, Tank and Michelle Williams. Tank sang “At Last” as Luckett walked down the aisle to meet her groom. Luckett’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate, Latavia Roberson, was also in attendance to support her good friend on her big night.

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Walker!

Photos: Sterling Photography

Letoya Luckett is Engaged!!

I said , ” Yes yeeeesssss” on his Burfday!! The former Destiny’s Child singer and actress wrote on her IG under the above pic. Am I the only one blinded by the bling?

All I can say is, " HALLELUJAH GOD!" 🙌🏾 My heart is full of pure JOY!! I just want to say THANK YOU for all of the L ❤️ve & blessings me & my fiancé ( OMG yaassss feels so good to say fiancé )😩🙌🏾😂 have received over the last few days! Tommi & I can't thank you enough!! Well, here's a Lil inside scoop from the other nights "Surprise" Burfday dinner turned engagement party. This is a clip from the video montage he put together that had me in tears. As the wall at Ocean prime Dallas rolled back revealing my family & his. BRUH! I was so shocked 😳😩 the surprise was supposed to be on him ! Not me! 😂 anyhoo! I'm over the moon & overjoyed. I gave my girl @charlipenn over at @essence the real deets on how we met & how The L❤️ve of my life pulled off one of the most beautiful moments in our lives. GO TO essence.com or simply click the link in their @essence Instagram bio for more details!!! I'm geeked!! 🙌🏾😉👰🏽💍❤️ #Back2Life #Repost @essence ・・・ So, we have a bone to pick with Letoya Luckett. Girl, how are you gonna let us watch this video of you & your fiancé after we put on our makeup?!We look crazy with our mascara running. For more on their journey hit the 🔗 in our bio.

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Bestie Eudoxiee message is the sweetest ever!

Love is a beautiful thing.

Michelle Willams A Fashionista?

Former Destiny’s Child member and current gospel sensation Michelle Williams is slaying out here in these streets! Everytime I get on Instagram I see Michelle has blessed us again and again with yet a another vibrant style inspiration.

With the help of fashion stylist J. Bolin , Michelle Willams has stepped her fashion game ALL THE WAY👑👑 Day after day Michelle proves she got and will flaunt it tastefully….Slay Girl Slay!

Take a look ….Which Look is Your Favorite?