50 Conversations About ‘Formation’

 

You know you that b*tch when you cause all this conversation.

— Beyoncé

 

I just came off my “social-media fast” Saturday night. Sunday, I called myself easing back into a world of tweets and posts, only get drenched with Beyoncés ‘FORMATION’.

First, came a Face-Book comment with part of the video, just to tease me. I wanted more. However, before I could see the full video I was bombarded with responses from videos, tweets, blog post and articles. Talk about an internet take-over. I’ve never seen so many conversations over one music video. One song. One woman. Then I saw the video. And I understood why.

FORMATION is an unapologetic celebration of Beyonce’s definition of Black woman in America. And she has everyone talking about it, even me. I am not trying to take google’s job, but I felt the need to archive a list of some articles surrounding the conversation…

 

  1. FORMATION
  2. We Slay, Part 1
  3. #Formation (a poem)
  4. Was Beyoncé anti-police while you were singing “Single Ladies”?
  5. HOW BEYONCÉ’S “FORMATION” PROVED TO BE THE “WOKE” ANTHEM OF 2016
  6. ‘Daily Show’ Star Jessica Williams Calls Out Beyoncé Haters
  7. The Complete Guide to Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’
  8. In Beyoncé’s ‘Formation,’ A Glorification Of ‘Bama’ Blackness
  9. 11 References You Missed in Beyonce’s ‘Formation’
  10. Getting in Line: Working Through Beyonce’s “Formation”
  11. Steven Michael Face-Book Post about Formation
  12. Beyoncé in ‘Formation’: Entertainer, Activist, Both?
  13. What We Can Learn From Red Lobster’s Flop Tweet
  14. The Key Messages in Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ on Black lives & Feminism
  15. Beyonce’s Formation is Her Best Thing Yet and it’s the IDGAF Anthem
  16. Beyonce and the ‘Formation’ of Black Girl Feminism (When the Hot Sauce Isn’t Enough)
  17. Beyonce Gets Political, and I get Snatched Bald: An Overview of Themes and Motifs in the Formation Music Video
  18. With ‘Formation,’ Beyoncé Lights Up The Internet. Here’s What People Are Saying
  19. Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ Is A Visual Anthem
  20. Not Ready To Stop Obsessing Over Beyoncé And ‘Formation’? We Got You
  21. Beyonce’s ‘Formation’ helped boost sales 33% at Red Lobster
  22. Before Beyoncé made ‘Formation,’ Zora Neale Hurston laid out her roadmap
  23. Beyoncé Drops ‘Formation’ for the People, the Black People
  24. Beyoncé’s “Formation” Is The Black-Is-Beautiful Anthem I Needed
  25. Beyoncé’s Formation reclaims black America’s narrative from the margins
  26. Beyoncé’s “Formation” Is an Unapologetic Celebration of Black Excellence
  27. Beyoncé’s Stunning “Formation” Video Features Blue Ivy—and That Red Lobster Reference
  28. On ‘Jackson Five Nostrils,’ Creole vs. ‘Negro’ and Beefing Over Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’
  29. Raven-Symoné calls Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ video ‘hilarious,’ gets attacked by the Beyhive
  30. 14 Reasons Why “Formation” Is the Official Hype Track of Black Women in Academia
  31. GOP congressman releases lengthy, 5-paragraph statement denouncing Beyoncé’s new video
  32. Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Video: 7 GIFs That Illustrate Why Everyone’s Freaking Out Over It
  33. Beyonce Rocks Out to Her Own Hit ‘Formation’ at Super Bowl Afterparty: See the Mesmerizing Moment Here
  34. Beyoncé’s Formation Video Shows The Beauty Of Black Hair
  35. Watch Beyonce’s Surprise New Video ‘Formation’
  36. IF BEYONCÉ HAS GONE FULL BLACK, I’M HERE FOR IT.
  37. BEYONCE IS THE NEW BLACK: THE 10 BLACKEST MOMENTS IN BEYONCE’S “FORMATION” VIDEO
  38. ‘It’s Not That White Women Can’t Write About Beyoncé and ‘Formation,’ But Maybe They Shouldn’t’
  39. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET BEYONCE’S ‘FORMATION’ BEAUTY LOOK
  40. Idiots are planning an anti-beyonce rally in nyc
  41. Who cares what white people say about formation
  42. Beyoncé Slays Super Bowl 50! [REVIEW]
  43. BEYONCE’S HALFTIME SHOW MESSAGE (Video)
  44. THANKS TO “FORMATION” PROTESTERS ARE FORMING AN ANTI-BEYONCÉ RALLY OUTSIDE THE NFL HQ
  45. Protests planned against and for Beyonce
  46. The Power of Beyoncé’s “Ratchetedness” in Formation
  47. 3 business lessons I learned from Beyoncé’s “Formation”
  48. Why Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Is A Cultural Game Changer
  49. Here Are the Best Lyrics From Beyoncé’s Perfect New Song, “Formation”
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