Beyoncé speaks out
This week has been the most mentally draining and taxing week in recent memory for African Americans. After the Fourth of July, we haplessly watched Alton Sterling drown in a puddle of his own blood on video. Immediately following his death, Philando Castile was shot and killed in Minnesota by cops. With African Americans watching their loved ones being swatted out of commission like pesky flies, Beyonce chimed in and spoke candidly about the recent tragic events taking place in our country.
Beyoncé drops gems on Instagram
On Thursday afternoon, Beyoncé used Instagram to send a powerful message regarding the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The picture read, “We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action.” She then dropped a link on her bio, which further delved into her sentiments.
Beyoncé is tired of the excessive violence
The link Beyoncé left on her bio sent everyone over to her site Beyonce.com, where she further elaborated on the recent shootings. “We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities,” she writes. “It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing us.'” She dug deeper and explained how this is a human fight against all oppression regardless of “your race, gender, or sexual orientation.”
Beyoncé wants action
“We’re going to stand up as a community and fight against anyone who believes that murder or any violent action by those who are sworn to protect us should consistently go unpunished,” she writes.
She then urged everyone to contact their local politicians in hopes of remedying the situation.