Solange Pays Visit to Black-Owned Book Store & Buys 250 Books for Customers
— Crystal Johnson (@Crystal1Johnson) January 22, 2017
It looks like Solange isn’t letting the antics of Washington D.C. politics keep her from her mission. This past week, Donald Trump was officially inaugurated as President of the United States, and with that came a lot of outrage, protest, and heavy emotions. Although many were using their time to try and be heard by the government and our political leaders, others were moving forward and focusing on promoting what’s most important to them.
Solange was in the nation’s capital city over the weekend, where she performed at the Peace Ball event alongside Angela Davis, Esperanza Spalding, and more. Yesterday, the A Seat At The Table singer used some of her free time to pay a visit to a black-owned book store called Sankofa Video Books & Cafe, where she not only spread some words of wisdom to fans that were in the establishment, but also purchased 250 books for everyone. The bookstore is located just near the Howard University campus, and was not expecting an appearance from Solange.
“Remember, through the midst of it all, to always look upward and forward,” Solange reminded her fans. “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.”