Editor’s Link: Beyoncé shut down the internet by pulling a Beyoncé. On Saturday, she unexpectedly dropped the video for her single “Formation,” and said video is unapologetically black. On Sunday, Beyoncé performed at the Super Bowl with Coldplay and Bruno Mars and announced her upcoming world tour. The internet is still recovering. —Diamond Sharp
Sandra Bland would have been 29 years old on February 7. She died on July 13, 2015 in Texas, in police custody after she was pulled over for not using a turn signal to switch lanes. Her death sparked #IfIDieInPoliceCustody as a declaration against officers claiming she committed suicide by hanging herself. We remember her today.
On Instagram, The Root remembered Sandra Bland. #SayHerName
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My excitement over this article analyzing the use of languages in crosswords is as square as the puzzle’s format, but the piece is just so good.
The Smithsonian National Zoo released footage of their five-month-old giant panda, Bei Bei, rompin’ around outside for the very first time in his life! He gets caught in some tree branches; it rules. —Amy Rose Spiegel ♦