Blackness, Black Power & Beyonce

When Beyoncé dropped “Formation,” It seemed as though the whole world broke into an intense discussion about the political messages that drove the head bobbing, shoulder rocking track.

To gain some clarity and understanding, we invited Ashley B. Chew, DJ Limelight, Elle Roberts, Malina Simone Jeffers and Brent Lyle to dissect the visual and verbal messages in formation, and answer audience questions about micro-aggressions the black community face everyday.

It was an intense and daring event for Pattern, but it was fitting for Black History Month.

Photos by Elese Bales.

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