Following the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Beyonce posted a powerful letter on her website, urging readers to take ‘action’ and contact their local politicians. Read it here!
Beyonce, 34, just called on her Beyhive to help make big changes in our country, following the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by the hands of two police officers. The “Formation” singer did so by posting a powerful letter on her personal website, one which urges her fans to take “action” and “contact their local politicians.” See the rest of her instructions on how to fight cop brutality below.
Read Beyonce’s full letter, which was posted on her website, below:
We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities.
It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they “stop killing us.”
We don’t need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives.
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.
These robberies of lives make us feel helpless and hopeless but we have to believe that we are fighting for the rights of the next generation, for the next young men and women who believe in good.
This is a human fight. No matter your race, gender or sexual orientation. This is a fight for anyone who feels marginalized, who is struggling for freedom and human rights.
This is not a plea to all police officers but toward any human being who fails to value life. The war on people of color and all minorities needs to be over.
Fear is not an excuse. Hate will not win.
We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action. We must use our voices to contact the politicians and legislators in our districts and demand social and judicial changes.
While we pray for the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, we will also pray for an end to this plague of injustice in our communities.
Beyonce’s post also provided links to a general directory of the members of Congress, the Louisiana legislature and the Minnesota representatives. As we previously reported, in the span of just 48 hours, cellphone cameras captured two African-American men being killed by police officers — once incident in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the other in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
On top of posting her powerful letter, Beyonce also opened her concert in Glasgow with a moment of silence. Names of victims killed by police brutality also scrolled across a giant screen in the background. Watch below.
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