The New York chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists presented Beyoncé a journalism award for “Eat, Play, Love,” her introspective article featured in the July 2011 issue of Essence magazine. In the article, “the most beautiful woman in the world” described her unnoticed 9-month vacation from music.
The honor was met with harsh criticism, much like her Billboard Millennium Award. Many questioned the authenticity of the association because there are many other renowned writers penning scholarly articles that are not recognized, but the same person that wrote a letter to the FLOTUS (that contained a few errors) is esteemed.
Regardless, it’s another astounding recognition under Beyoncé’s belt. See how she responded to receiving the award below!