'Black Is King' explained: Why Beyonce dances in church

Between the musical moments of Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” are snippets of spoken word, one of which was written and performed by Joshua Abah.

“When it’s all said and done, I don’t even know my own native tongue,” he said in the piece, which went viral in 2013. “And if I can’t speak myself, I can’t think myself. And if I can’t think myself, I can’t be myself. And if I can’t be myself, I will never know me. So Uncle Sam, tell me this: If I will never know me, how can…

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