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Beyonce Nabs Journalism Award, While Hubby Jay-Z Rocks The YOUTUBE Upfronts

Beyonce Knowles can add journalist to her long list of ever growing credits.  At least that's what the New York Association of Black Journalists says.  Thanks to penning her own Essence cover story last year, she's been award first place in the Association's Arts & Entertainment category for their upcoming Awards & Scholarship event.

 

Deets inside, plus her hubby Jay-Z rolling up to Youtube to surprise guests at their Upfronts...

When Beyonce penned her own "Eat Play Love" cover story for the July 2011 issue of Essence magazine, the literary world took notice.  Her first hand workaholic account of taking nine months off to simply live, have fun & travel with her loved ones must have inspired many.  NYABJ will award her a first place prize in their Arts & Entertainment category at their 24th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on May 15.

"NYABJ is thrilled to present well-deserved awards to all of our winners and also recognize two luminaries in our field — Robert Naylor and the late Gil Noble," said NYABJ President Michael J. Feeney. "From News 12 Westchester's coverage of the Danroy Henry killing to CNN's coverage of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. monument dedication to recording artist Beyonce Knowles' Essence magazine article about how a nine-month break changed her life, we congratulate everyone."

The Banquet takes place at the historic Audubon Ballroom, now known as the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. Check out excerpts from Beyonce's piece HERE and her spread HERE.

 

And to mark the one year anniversary to the day that Beyonce officially kicked off her hand in First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign, FLOTUS issued a statement of thanks to the pop star:

"One year ago today, I teamed up with Beyoncé to show kids all across the country that being active isn’t just good for you – it’s fun, too,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “But you don't only have to dance in a flash mob to get moving. Whether it’s hula hooping, playing sports or just going for a walk, all kids can find a way to be active for 60 minutes a day and eat nutritious, delicious food so they grow up healthy and strong.”

Re-live the fun "Get Me Bodied/Let's Move" edition video HERE and her official kick off with school students HERE.

 

Meanwhile, husband Jay-Z surprised the Youtube Upfront goers with a finale performance of "Empire State of Mind."  The mogul donned one of his brand new Brooklyn Nets fitted caps he designed for the occasion.

Why the Youtube Upfronts?  Because Jay's "Life+Times" website has its own channel on Youtube and is dropping a hefty $200 million on original programming. Well damn.

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Htd's picture

Journalist should receive a

Journalist should receive a American Music award, a Bet award or even an Oscar if famous singers like Beyonce can win a journalism award. It's only fair because her winning this award was truly not warranted. It laughable and very ridiculous. Beyonce should be ashamed of herself accepting this award knowing she really don't deserve it. Her next musically venture better be fantastic because I can see people getting very tired of her context need for attention!
Anonymous's picture

I'm disappointed in the

I'm disappointed in the magazine just giving this award to Beyonce because she is famous. It's so predictable of the undeserved recognition the famous and rich seems to get all the time. What's worst is Beyonce has accepted the award. I'm sure there are more deserving journalist who could have been recognized who work hard daily to bring new worthy stories that have hug
Anonymous's picture

Beyonce is so predictable.

Beyonce is so predictable. She has a concert to promote, so of course she paid People magazine to put her on the cover, she is adamant on giving out every single detail of her fake pregnancy and never did happen child birth, now this. Look for more Beyonce overload with everyday news, awards and accolades leading up to her memorial day concert. This woman is an attention whore and nauseating. She just needs to go away. But we all know that will never happen until the surrogate mother comes out of hiding.
Anonymous's picture

Eat, Play, Love...The title

Eat, Play, Love...The title isn't even original.
Anonymous's picture

This is just plain

This is just plain ridiculous! This middle school dropout and her equally uneducated Momma need to disappear. And to think people worship these uneducated people who promote FAKENESS, MATERIALISM and SELF HATRED. And people call her queen and king. Whoever is doing so is a disgrace to their family, their Ancestors as we are a people that don't BOW DOWN to SHIZ, let alone a jezebel. What have black people become? We used to look up to REAL TALENT to REAL GOD FEARING PEOPLE Now we have been trained to worship UNEDUCATED, WEAVED OUT, SELLOUTS who do nothing but POISON our youth. SMH. God help us.
Anonymous's picture

The award begs the question

The award begs the question from many however of the extent to which the money and people worship that is going on in our community will continue, particularly in news and media circuits. At times it appears that it has reached such sad proportions that one must be careful to trust anything that is read anymore. What about those who each day challenge their readers on such difficult issues as economic disparity, failing educational systems and crime epidemics in our community? One might venture to say that there is not much serious journalism being composed these days, in African American or any other media venue. If that is true, then they may as well acknowledge one of their own http://blazetelevisionnetwork.com/beyonce-awarded-for-journalism-whats-n...
NoBBW's picture

She is a talented singer but,

She is a talented singer but, please WRITER she is not and this is coming from someone w/ a Journalism Degree and professional writing experience....Thank You Very Much.....P.S @Boss if you're on the Beyonce bandwagon agreeing that she deserves this award Then you're perpetuating everything that is WRONG with Black America SMH at silly ass ppl
Mia 's picture

Only ghetto black journalists

Only ghetto black journalists will award Beyonce a writer's award. They all need to back to school. Beyonce's lyrics sound like a high schooler. She needs to stop being idolized, she's nothing but a fake wannabe white girl.
whatever's picture

she is everything that's

she is everything that's great
maya's picture

All of yall are some haters

All of yall are some haters yall mad because you dont have what she have oh and another thing she did graduate from high school
Anonymous's picture

girl stop fronting and pass

girl stop fronting and pass that award on to your middle school English teacher who wrote that article or at least fixed ALL the grammar errors Bey inevitably had… take note from the Academy Awards and stop just giving her awards just because of who she is or who she’s married to
R U 4 real?'s picture

Ooooh..... it hurts deep down

Ooooh..... it hurts deep down inside.. huh? LOL she's not even TRYING... and look? btw.. please stop complaining about any type of journalism awards being bestowed up anyone when your type retarded asses aren't able to discern the differences betwixt too and to NOR your and you're. *smirks*
B0SS's picture

Beyonce is talented, but

Beyonce is talented, but obviously she's doing everything to remain relevant. Only ignorant, inarticulate, people will see her as a writer.
Really's picture

What a fucking joke. I am

What a fucking joke. I am enbarassed for her. OK, if she wins that, where are my Pulitzer and Nobel prizes?
Anonymous's picture

Beyonce stay winning, and

Beyonce stay winning, and ya'll stay mad. what most (if not all) of you fail to realize...is that the ratchet comments left on random black blogs mean NOTHING in regards to Beyonce's career. And it's sad if any of you really think your that special that your opinions matter. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Agree 100% After the DC split and all the criticisms she received for that, Beyonce would never go on to be the most successful of the bunch if the negativity from the black community meant anything. Obviously it did not stop her from becoming who she is because those hoodrats are 0.000000001% of her entire success. See the difference between IASF pop album and 4 R'nB album. Those rats doesnt support anyone, so them hating never effects any artist that is already mainstream. The only thing they're good at is tearing down each other. Sad but true. The good thing is Beyonce is above them and their sh*t. Who God bless, Let no man curse. #LetTheChurchSayAmen
Anonymous's picture

Good, why don't you go spend

Good, why don't you go spend your little McDonald's check to go see her concert. When she ignore you, then you should go kill yourself.
Anonymous's picture

go kill urself....LMAO!!!!!!

go kill urself....LMAO!!!!!! Loves it!
Anonymous's picture

KATIE COURIC "From 1

KATIE COURIC "From 1 journalist 2 another: congratulations to @Beyonce! Her @essencemag piece "Eat, Play, Love" just won an award: http://nydn.us/InjaEz"
Anonymous's picture

Your multiple hateful

Your multiple hateful comments arent doing anything beside raising your blood pressure. Beyonce is #winning and you are losing! Thats just how it was meant to be. Just accept and move the Fvck on!
Anonymous's picture

You mad? Well stay mad!

You mad? Well stay mad!
Anonymous's picture

This is just plain

This is just plain ridiculous! This middle school dropout and her equally uneducated Momma need to disappear. And to think people worship these uneducated people who promote FAKENESS, MATERIALISM and SELF HATRED. And people call her queen and king. Whoever is doing so is a disgrace to their family, their Ancestors as we are a people that don't BOW DOWN to SHIZ, let alone a jezebel. What have black people become? We used to look up to REAL TALENT to REAL GOD FEARING PEOPLE Now we have been trained to worship UNEDUCATED, WEAVED OUT, SELLOUTS who do nothing but POISON our youth. SMH. God help us.
Anonymous's picture

Gawd Dauym ya'll funny!!!

Gawd Dauym ya'll funny!!! Middle school drop out!!!!!! HAHAHAHAH!!!!
Anonymous's picture

This is just plain

This is just plain ridiculous! This middle school dropout and her equally uneducated Momma need to disappear. And to think people worship these uneducated people who promote FAKENESS, MATERIALISM and SELF HATRED. And people call her queen and king. Whoever is doing so is a disgrace to their family, their Ancestors as we are a people that don't BOW DOWN to SHIZ, let alone a jezebel. What have black people become? We used to look up to REAL TALENT to REAL GOD FEARING PEOPLE Now we have been trained to worship UNEDUCATED, WEAVED OUT, SELLOUTS who do nothing but POISON our youth. SMH. God help us.
Anonymous's picture

Read this from an actual

Read this from an actual journalist...... http://www.thegrio.com/entertainment/beyonce-backlash-why-the-outcry-ove...
CrystalBall's picture

Crystal.....sit your bitter

Crystal.....sit your bitter ass down...Beyonce is not claiming to be a journalist. They acknowledged a piece she wrote. This is not even the first award Bey has won for her writing. Its so sad that people like you and the bitter hack that wrote the article cant just accept that someone did something good. Whether you like her music or not. Whether you think "gyrating" on stage is needed or not. She wrote something and was acknowledged for it. Mind you, she has countless Grammy Awards and has been invited to Join the Academy of Arts and Sciences aka The OSCARS. You posting this link just shows how bitter you are that Bey was acknowledged for something. Sucks to be you.
GTFOH's picture

Bey got the "Bitter Blogging

Bey got the "Bitter Blogging Bitches" MAD!
GTFOH's picture

I'm a fan of Beyonce but

I'm a fan of Beyonce but afraid that her becoming overexposed will hurt her career. The comments on all of her posts have a high number of negative comments. I hope she can take a real break of 2 years and then come back. Brittany came back after 5 years to ALL of her fans and probably more and Beyonce can do that as well. Beyonce better come out with a killer of an album or it won't be a good look. I wish her the best!
Happy Lady's picture

see it urself

see it urself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns9RGE_lrX0
Anonymous's picture

WOW BEYONCE IS SUPERWOMAN!!

WOW BEYONCE IS SUPERWOMAN!! HIP HIP HOORAY!!
white chocolate's picture

Wow people, it's not that

Wow people, it's not that deep. If you don't care for Beyonce, that's your perrogative. But to say she is a hoe and has no talent?! C'mon now...She sang opera style at the Oscars one year. That performance by itself, sealed her talent. And what about her makes her a hoe. She has done nothing but grow her craft, talents and reap her blessings for all her hard work. I have never had an occassion to hear anything,(in print or in an interview), about her bad mouthing anybody. All you people, that are writing such negative things about her, you must be very unhappy with your own lives. keep up the good work, Beyonce!
Martica's picture

FAKE! ALL THIS IS Fake! Here

FAKE! ALL THIS IS Fake! Here is the real tho. Jay Z cheats on Bey w/ white chicks. Bey is so busy trying to keep her hair blonde to make herself feel and look like a white girl. When in reality she is so far from it. She is now even tying to mimic being a white girl w/ being friends w/ Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth is using her because her career is over. Bey is in such awh of Gwyneth but when Gwyneth was important back in the day she would have never even befriended her. Now there are reports that Mamma Knowles is found SHAPING little Blu Ivey's nose so it will not end up as big as Jay's nose. Friends have said when no one is around Tina is caught trying to reshape baby Blu's nose. This Family is a Hot Mess! They all are so vain and most of you love and adore this girl so much when her and her mom are so vain! Notice there are no new pics of baby Blu that's because close people around her family say the baby is looking more and more like Jay Z. Tina Knowles ain't too happy w/ that because you all know this family needs to hold on to their black french and indian ancestry! Jay Z knows he has to be w/ women like Bey and now white chicks to make himself feel better about himself w/ his UGLY self! This is the real couple you people idolize so much!
Anonymous 's picture

Wow, you sure as hell have a

Wow, you sure as hell have a whole lot to say about someone you obviously don't know personally. What kind of skeletons to you have hanging in your closet that you have to come across with such a negative opinion? I hope you are living your life to the fullest and find some happiness because you really sound bitter.
deebee's picture

I remember writing essays

I remember writing essays like that in grade school. "How i spent my summer vacation" I dont recall being awarded a journalism award for it though. lol The New York Association of Black Journalists clearly want to use her for some free publicity.. but in doing so, they have lowered their cred to nothing. Who is going to get the award next year? Wakka Flokka.. or however his name is spelt..?
Peaches's picture

LMAO.!!!! "How I spent my

LMAO.!!!! "How I spent my summer vacation" LOLOLOL!!!!! Better yet.....steal an already existing headline, pass it off as your own and then win an award from some old defunt organization with no clout.
Anonymous's picture

people please let this go, it

people please let this go, it was more of an honorary award and not a real journalistic award for major writing skills. Many people in the publics eye receive honorary degrees and documents for their accomplishments, it does not mean anything except noticing an attempt at trying something new or the extra effort at a particular project! I am sure Lady Bey would be the first to tell you she is not in no way comparing herself with all the hard working educated in their craft persons. We have all enjoyed great literary pieces and the many great journalistic efforts of the pros, right now an amateur just received a little praise for her efforts, the same as ms. Shepperd gets kudos for her recent dancing efforts. (but I did think Gladys was really good for being non professional and at the youthful age of 67.)
2227's picture

I was following you and

I was following you and enjoying the sound and conjucture of your statement Until u started veering off the road with Sheri and Gladys.. although I get the correlation you were making it just was not a smoooth transition especially the Gladys part....LOVE Ms. Gladys!...Great explaination regrading Bey although these Hating Bishes are not interested in the Truth
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Anonydmouasfdsfasfa's picture

Beyonce stay winning, and

Beyonce stay winning, and ya'll stay mad. what most (if not all) of you fail to realize...is that the ratchet comments left on random black blogs mean NOTHING in regards to Beyonce's career. And it's sad if any of you really think your that special that your opinions matter.
Yeppers's picture

Yeppers I so agree with

Yeppers I so agree with you- It's sad how people are constantly tearing this couple down, more specifically Beyonce- the hateful comments about her pregnancy, to their "illumanti" involvement- what a bunch of crap- They've both worked hard to get where they are- She has earned every accolade she has received- y'all come off as extremely disrespectful- I GUARANTEE you if you saw her in person MUM WOULD BE THE WORD-
Truth Teller's picture

You people love to worship

You people love to worship this couple. Beyonce never even finished HS. We all know she is not even a well spoken person. So this brainless ebonics speaking inarticulate girl won a Journalist Award. REALLY?
Anonymousl 's picture

You people love to worship

You people love to worship this couple. Beyonce never even finished HS. We all know she is not even a well spoken person. So this brainless ebonics speaking inarticulate girl won a Journalist Award. REALLY?
Anonymous's picture

15 years in the game. And

15 years in the game. And she's STILL winning. Get over it. It's Beyonce and she's here to stay :)
Aa's picture

There is only one award that

There is only one award that she has earned, FAKE ASS HOE AWARD. Or the I FUCKED MY WAY TO THE TOP AWARD.
Buffy's picture

Sadly, Rihanna swooped in and

Sadly, Rihanna swooped in and stole both of those awards from her...that rihanna reign just won't let up.... :/
rj's picture

Beyonce is overexposed and is

Beyonce is overexposed and is now becoming quite annoying. I have no idea if her or her advisors read the blogs but every post featuring her leaves many negative comments. How can all these people hate on Beyonce. Beyonce career is almost over she has sabatoged it with the fake pregnancy.
anna's picture

Beyonce is overexposed and is

Beyonce is overexposed and is now becoming quite annoying. I have no idea if her or her advisors read the blogs but every post featuring her leaves many negative comments. How can all these people hate on Beyonce. Beyonce career is almost over she has sabatoged it with the fake pregnancy.
anna's picture

FOR ALL THE HATERS GET THE

FOR ALL THE HATERS GET THE FU&*ING LIFE , IT'S SAD TO SEE BLACK PEOPLE DESTRUYING THEMSELVES LIKE THAT. IF YOU GUYS ARE SO MAD DON'T BLAME HER GO AFTE THE ORGANIZATION. BUCNH OF HATER WHO HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THEIR LIFE . BITCH ASS PEOPLE GET A LIFE ... IT'S NOT THAT SERIOUS
Anonymous's picture

I am just glad that the veil

I am just glad that the veil is being lifted from peoples eyes and they are more willingly and openly airing out their disgust on the ways of the Dark Cabal Hollywood and it's "idiocratic" grip on our society through "idols" such as this "award winning journalist" Call the people HATERS. Who cares when their eyes can see and the mouths can talk without fear.
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