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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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For your dumbass information

For your dumbass information bey already has her hogh school diploma. She was going to dance rehearsals in that adult ed builiding. Youre a dummy who believe everything blogs say. Lmao the best u haters can come up with is that she bought her awards? Rotflmao!! Matthew aint even involved in her career no more and yall still accusing him of buying awards. Yall bishes are delusional. Stay mad while bey adds journalist to her long resume.
Anonymous's picture

Rotflmao at u mad bitter

Rotflmao at u mad bitter bishes!!! This post is about to get over 100 comments necause i can smell the jealousy through the computer screen. Yall opinions are IRRELEVANT! Bey still is named most beautiful even though yall complained. She still won 16 grammys even though yall complained. And now she is being honored as a journalist despite how much yall hate. So thats singer/dancer/actress/writer/wife/mother all at just 30 while yall degrees are collecting dust and deal with baby daddies. Lmao! Yall mad? Good u should be lol.
Anonymous's picture

Rotflmao at u mad bitter

Rotflmao at u mad bitter bishes!!! This post is about to get over 100 comments necause i can smell the jealousy through the computer screen. Yall opinions are IRRELEVANT! Bey still is named most beautiful even though yall complained. She still won 16 grammys even though yall complained. And now she is being honored as a journalist despite how much yall hate. So thats singer/dancer/actress/writer/wife/mother all at just 30 while yall degrees are collecting dust and deal with baby daddies. Lmao! Yall mad? Good u should be lol.
Anonymous's picture

hmmm, if Beyonce writes like

hmmm, if Beyonce writes like she talks...um Im sure she paid/ CONTRIBUTED $$ to some fund for that award.
Anonymous's picture

Now, if she was awarded the

Now, if she was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize that real writers are given, then I would question Pulitzer's credibility. But it is just a local NABJ award. No big deal!
Anonymous's picture

As a person experienced with

As a person experienced with non-profits, I know that they usually give awards to acclaimed people to get attention, and attendance from those people and their supporters. Beyonce is an amazing performer but this was merely a strategic decision for the NABJ---I get it. There are other influential, wealthy, more deserving folks that could've received this award, but I get it. Business is business. Hmmm.
lalaland girl's picture

You couldn't have said it

You couldn't have said it better! Case in point, YBF would never have written about NABJ before this,people are going to attend the gala in the hopes of meeting/seeing Beyonce, media will be present to see Bey get the award... all free publcityy for NABJ. I doubt Bey paid or the award, but we all know she probably didn't write it herself and/or it wasn't the best article out there.
Anonymous's picture

Of course the hating bitches

Of course the hating bitches will come and bash Beyonce. Get over it Beyonce is one of the most important people in this world.
Kenya's picture

Beautiful, yes. Talented,

Beautiful, yes. Talented, yes. Blessed, yes. Important... you must live a sad life if you think she's important. Obama is important!
Anonymous's picture

Popular, yes. Talented, yes.

Popular, yes. Talented, yes. Important, not really.
CMeDoMe's picture

I'm sure that association got

I'm sure that association got something in return for giving her that award, that's how everything around Beyonce works these days. She is paying for her list of 'accomplishments'. It's ridiculous how political and money driven black organizations have become. I feel bad for the real hard-working dedicated journalists that got shfted out of that award.
Anonymous's picture

Yes indeed. She pays for her

Yes indeed. She pays for her "accomplishments." I believe she paid to be on the People's Most Beautiful cover too. Of all times, now that she is doing nothing and trying her best to stay in the media and the eye of the public, she makes the Most Beautiful??
Anonymous's picture

*Color Purple Sophia voice* I

*Color Purple Sophia voice* I loves me some Beyonce. Lord knows I do!! But I'll kill 'em dead before I let 'em call Beyonce a journalist. But on a serious note, this is extremely disappointing and unimpressive to me as a Journalism major to see them just throwing around the profession and handing her unnecessary awards; especially if those awards could have gone to more deserving subjects. I was enjoying my little break from her walking down the streets carrying Blue, but I'm sure tomorrow the paparazzi will find her just to ask her about this crap. Let this girl live in peace and stop giving her stuff just to underhandedly promote yourself. Billboard gave her that award last year, so they could be apart of the big Beyonce comeback from her break and get ratings for their award show. People magazine gave her the Most Beautiful Woman award to ensure they got the first interview with her post-baby and gain readership and circulation, not because they feel that she is this astronomically gorgeous woman (although she is very pretty). Essence gave her this to hopefully get an in-depth interview with her. Hell, if Oprah had something to give her she would, so that she could get an hour long special.
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Anonymous's picture

I said the same thing about

I said the same thing about that 'people' cover - yes, Beyonce is beautiful but why have they never given her that honor in the past? They tried to be slick and get that interview. You're telling the truth here and I dont think you're hating or throwing shade at all!
NY Seedy's picture

This, this and this!

This, this and this!
Anonymous's picture

Black people are so damn

Black people are so damn crooked this is ridiculous, I'm sure there are educated people who deserve this award a lot more than Queen Bey. Seriously they couldn't find anyone else besides Beyonce to give this award to??? NO Harvard schoalar, Howard scholar? They probably just wanted to meet Beyonce that's y they gave it to her...lol
Rita's picture

Exactly. It's a mockery!!!

Exactly. It's a mockery!!! I'm sure there are people more deserving.
Anonymous's picture

Utterly INSANE!!! Whatever

Utterly INSANE!!! Whatever credibility that association had is now gone. I am so sick and tired of people given awards to this woman just because she is Beyonce. It makes me weep that I spent so much money and time in school as a communications major to know that she can write an essay and be bestowed such an honor is insane at best. I guess this teaches regular folks a lesson about going to school and working up the ranks to become a true journalist that maybe they should take the beyonce route. And before folks go in about my being a hater just save it. She is not the second coming, just a mere mortal as the rest of us. She needs to be ashamed of herself for accepting an honor that she clearly does not deserve.
Anonymous's picture

This article literally made

This article literally made me spit out my tea and made me choke from laughter. A journalism award?? This, from the same chick who has about 10 words in her entire vocabulary and who steals writing credits? Bwwaaahaaa. I can't. Essence and the NYABJ lost major points.
Anonymous's picture

Wait a minute. I honestly did

Wait a minute. I honestly did a double take when I saw that title. It goes without saying (but I will say it anyway) that Beyonce is an incredible entertainer; very dedicated to her craft. But writing? I need to see the article and the process behind before I will believe her as a journalist. I've seen a few interviews of Beyonce and recoiled in a slight horror at her public speaking skills, so unless she's some sort savant -- I won't believe the hype. However, if it is for a good cause (as it seems as though it is since the award will allow for scholarship opportunities) then I'll let it go.
The Queen of Hearts's picture

I'm a Bey fan no doubt but

I'm a Bey fan no doubt but come on now... they always giving Bey awards tht makes no sense.
Anonymous's picture

Whattt? she cant even write

Whattt? she cant even write her own name, who wrote the article for her?
Anonymous's picture

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This is to distract us from

This is to distract us from her non pregancy rumors. Bey is the least person to be awarded that because she doesn't even write most of her songs and her lyrics does not deserve any award.
Really's picture

I totally agree!!!

I totally agree!!!
Anonymous's picture

BEYONCE IS THE ISH BEACH AND

BEYONCE IS THE ISH BEACH AND YOUR MAD ABOUT IT! STOP THE HATE AND CONGRATULATE! YAAAAAAAY BEYONCE!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

All you people on hating on

All you people on hating on this girl and her success need to evaluate your own lives and figure out what went wrong instead of hating for no reason.
Soul Cinema's picture

I don't think people are

I don't think people are hating just because they are pointing out that she isn't a great speaker or the fact that she is clearly not a good writer. It's nothing against her talent but to say she is worthy of such an award does raise an eyebrow. That's not HATE, it's TRUTH. Just because someone dislikes her music or something of this nature does not mean they live a miserable life. It's nothing but a matter of opinion. And you are sitting behind a computer as well making assumptions about people you do not know. Please check your mirror first.
Anonymous's picture

Congratulations Bey! What a

Congratulations Bey! What a sweetheart :)
Anonymous's picture

I am not certain who Beyonce

I am not certain who Beyonce "serviced" to receive a NABJ award. Homegirl neither speaks nor writes well. At all.
Anonymous's picture

It is ok that she does not

It is ok that she does not speak nor writes well in your opinion. I find her very smart and beautiful, not to mention successful. All of that put together, all she has to write and say is thank you. I think that's enough.
Anonymous's picture

Keep climbing that ladder of

Keep climbing that ladder of success! You really inspire me to do and be better! On another note! We honor ourselves because other races don't honor us for our talent and much more like they should. We are as good or even better. We have to build our own platform to speak on because other races do not want to see us surpass them with their help or guidance if given. It took us many years to get the acknowledgement we deserve for the hard work we put into this fine country then and now. My African American race... we need to continue to up lift each other because no one else is going to do it ... they rather laugh at our struggles then support our dreams.
Mr.Q's picture

Sweetie please go read about

Sweetie please go read about Robert S. Abbott. Or Phyliss Wheatley. These peole are someone to look up to. Not some mindless go go dancer. I feel for your generation who worship mindless idiots. If she inspires you just drop out of school now and forget the rest.
Anonymous's picture

Thank you for saying what all

Thank you for saying what all of us should be saying about Beyonce. I totally agree with all of it and i to will say Beyonce you are very inspirational and i wish you continued success. Do as much as you can to stay in the spotlight as long as you can. I LOVE IT!!!Go Beyonce!
Anonymous's picture

How much money did Beyonce

How much money did Beyonce give Essence...cause this girls grammar when she speaks is horrendus!!
Anonymous's picture

Lol. Please!!! Smh

Lol. Please!!! Smh
Anonymous's picture

I guess money really can buy

I guess money really can buy anything...
PC's picture

All they do is WIN!

All they do is WIN! #theword.......CLICK THE LOGO!
TheWordTv's picture

Beyonce wins a journalism

Beyonce wins a journalism award? A woman who supposedly never graduated high school, grasps for words when she speaks, wrote a speech to the FLOTUS full of grammatical errors won a journalism award? Sigh...There is no hope for this world
Crazy Sexy Cool's picture

There is no hope for this

There is no hope for this world because of people like you, looking for flaws and all in everybody. Find something to do besides putting Beyonce down. You should be happy for her. She is AFRICAN AMERICAN. Beyonce do you girl and dont listen to none of this crap.
Anonymous's picture

I have a problem with people

I have a problem with people like you who seem to feel that being African-American is an excuse for mediocrity. I don't know about you, but I don't perceive my race as an intellectual handicap, and it would be an embarrassment to accept mediocre work as a standard because it comes from a black person.
Anonymous's picture

Whoever you are...GOD BLESS

Whoever you are...GOD BLESS YOU!!!! Too many of our people use ethnicity for mediority. I remember being taught about the best minds who just happen to be black; Carter G. Woodson, Robert Abbott, creator of the Chicago Defender, Poet Phyliss Wheatley...these people faced death because they were talented. Beyonce is not even mediocre...she is sub par. Waaay too many black people don't read, don't know about the greats, get their history lesson from ignent ass comedians who can't wait to wife a white woman. Just really irratating to think that people think she is so talented. She is not even average.
Anonymous's picture

STFU and go find something to

STFU and go find something to do to represent the AFRICAN AMERICAN RACE. You cant can you? Just what i thought.
Anonymous's picture

you better go talk that shit

you better go talk that shit to Halle Berry, or did you forget how she got her oscar? I assume you gave her a standing ovation for that huh and I have never seen Beyonce naked for that matter. So keep it pushin. Yeah 2 replys fo yo ass.
Anonymous's picture

you know money can pretty

you know money can pretty much buy anything so.....
NAIJI's picture

This song gives me

This song gives me goosebumps!!! Why?? B/C I'm from Newwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Yorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrk! Congrats B!!!
Truth Juice's picture

lmbao....Beyonce and writing

lmbao....Beyonce and writing award...smh...isn't she getting her GED...wow...
Anonymous's picture

Enough of this Bitch please.

Enough of this Bitch please. No one is more over hyped and rated than this undeserving bitch. she has sealed her meal ticket with Jigga nigga baby. ENOUGH. BYE BITCH BYE
Buffy's picture

Sounds to me like this is the

Sounds to me like this is the life you wanted for yourself when you said sealed her meal ticket. Some of us are truly inlove with our husbands and not looking for a meal ticket and besides that Beyonce is very wealthy without her husband and can seal her own meal ticket, I guess that goes back to what i said in the beginning of this comment. I wish you nothing but the best in sealing your meal ticket.
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