On Saturday April 18, 2020 Beyonce Knowles appeared on the One World : Together At Home special to discuss how black Americans are dying at a high rate from COVID-19.
“Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home,” the superstar singer said in the video. “And African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis. Those with pre-existing conditions are at an even higher risk. This virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America.”
Saturday’s concert was organized by Lady Gaga to benefit the World Health Organization and Global Citizen to battle the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The event has already raised $25 million to date.