Solange Knowles is in the spotlight. The celebrity mom is slated for an honor given by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations.

According to Billboard,


“Grammy-winning artist Solange Knowles has been named the 2018 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year. The foundation is the university’s office inter-racial, inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations, and honors the nation’s top artists and scientists each year.”

It’s no doubt that Solange deserves her impending honor from the Harvard Foundation. It has been her transparency through the years that has drawn fans to her music. “I was actually homeschooled from eighth grade, and I didn’t go to college,” Solange said during an interview with FADER. “I learned to be a student through the world and through my experiences, through traveling and meeting people. Sometimes I didn’t necessarily have the language to express myself. I knew I had all of these intense feelings and opinions on things, but I didn’t have the language.”

The language of music, and learning the rhythm thereof, hasn’t been the only thing that Solange has shared with her fans. The singer garnered nationwide support last December when she revealed her battle with an autoimmune disorder that prevented Solange from attending the AfroPunk concert in South Africa.


“The past five months I have been quietly treating, and working through an autonomic disorder,” Knowles revealed. “[It’s] been a journey that hasn’t been easy on me… Sometimes I feel cool, and other times not so cool at all … Right now, my doctors are not clearing me for such an extended lengthy flight and doing a rigorous show right after.”

Good always shines through the challenging parts of life. Solange will be honored by the Harvard Foundation on March 2, 2018.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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