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Beyonce to get journalism award for Essence Magazine article

Beyonce appears in an undated photo posted on her Tumblr blog in April 2012. (Beyonce.Tumblr.Com)

May 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Beyonce is being honored for writing a piece for Essence Magazine that appeared in last year's July issue.

The New York chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists will present the award to the singer on May 15.

In the article, "Eat, Play, Love," Beyonce talks about how taking a break from music changed her life.

Beyonce is married to performer Jay-Z. They had their first child, daughter Blue Ivy, in January.

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