"You have to understand / that no one puts their children in a boat / unless the water is safer than land," wrote Warsan Shire in a poem about the refugee crisis. Courtesy of Amaal Said hide caption

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Beyoncé has released a new visual album called Lemonade. Beyoncé on Tidal/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Beyoncé Surprises The World Again With New Visual Album 'Lemonade'

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Beyonce's new music video "Formation" is full of social commentary. Via YouTube hide caption

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Zandria F. Robinson reads from her piece on New South Negress

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Theft And Artistry: Coldplay, Beyoncé In India Spark Discussion On Appropriation

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Actually, he loves charity work: Filmmaker (and charity activist) Richard Curtis (left) poses with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special adviser Amina J. Mohammed. Kena Betancur/Getty Images for Global Goals hide caption

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Vision, drive and a commitment to excellence: Beyoncé performs at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images hide caption

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Beyonce's National Anthem: Did She Sync Or Didn't She?

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