Look no further than a book to supply you with the tools needed to be great! That's a sentiment that Solange seems to embrace and hopes others will too.
During a recent trip to Washington, D.C., she participated in Busboys and Poets' Peace Ball. The gala was put in place to help unify everyone that been feeling invisible and unsupported by the incoming change of power in the White House. Think of it as a peaceful protest, one in opposition to Donald Trump and his government's proposed policies, and to "celebrate the accomplishments and successes of the last four years." It's a much needed push for hope during these trying times.
The next day, during Trump's inauguration, Solange made another appearance at the local & black-owned bookstore Sankofa Video Books & Cafe. Prepared to give all she could, she purchased 250 books for the fans who were able to make it to the event, hoping to lighten the load of a day that was going to weigh down on many Americans. Imagine showing up to your favorite bookstore and a superstar just happens to buy you your next read!
In a brief message she shared with the audience:
I'm so happy to see all of you guys, [but] just remember, through the midst of it all, to always look upward and forward. And that we have the power in this room, in this space, and amongst each other. Seeing all you guys here is confirmation. It's really confirmation for me because I needed to see that and I needed to know that the work we are all doing counts.
Let's thank Solange for believing in the power of books and supporting locally-owned black business! In these trying times, we can't allow any shortage of kind gestures like this.