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Beyonce's Simple But Radical Porch-Front Politics

The squad-deep, front-porch perching exhibited in Beyonce’s Lemonade video is the kind of thing that can get you evicted in certain corners of New Orleans.
Beyonce's Lemonade squad
Beyonce's Lemonade squadWB Music Corp

About 53 minutes into the visual album, Lemonade, Beyonce sits barefoot and barefaced on a wooden porch surrounded by a squad of women of various skin complexions and hair textures. Nobody’s smiling. The facial expressions range from stone-serious to Can we help you?

I can’t shake this scene from my head.