Beyonce and Jay-Z are often seen by people in the 'concious' scene as somehow a major obstacle for liberation of working class and black and oppressed peoples. While there is a definite case for arguing that some of their depictions of beauty and women etc are problematic, they are at the same time important figures for the positive confidence of our peoples, and often show, especially with Jay-Z (and also with Beyonce's 'Girls' video and track for eg) nuanced political-cultural insight and reflections. I have posted before Jay-Z's comment in Dyson's book on Hip-Hop, which is interesting. Also, I posted before about another sister of Sons of Malcolm's who wrote a good response to some of the oversimplified hatred that Sis Beyonce receives. Not to mention that they are both examples of the development of Black-owned cultural empires, which again is an important example for our communities that alongside socialistic economic development, we also need our business-peoples to be onside in our struggle.
Anyway, I send heartfelt congratulations to them both on the birth of their new baby daughter, Blue, and wish them all the very best.
Sukant Chandan - Sons of Malcolm
Hello Hello Baby Blue!
We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven.
She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives.
We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.
- Beyoncé & JAY Z