The Power Couple, Beyonce and Jay Z, has something to say. In the waking of the police shootings of not only the lives of Alton Sterling and Philander Castile, but also those lives that were snatched away before them. Many celebrities and voices are being heard and expressed via social media and other outlets of anger, hurt, and disbelief that we can’t join together in peace. Black lives matter and the people are tired. Beyonce is still screaming “Freedom,” calling for action in a vulnerable, sadden, and strong open letter about this life threatening issue that the black community is facing.
“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.”
Read the full powerful statement on Beyonce‘s website.
On Thursday night, Beyonce also turned the stage into a memorial of the lives that were lost. In Glasgow, Beyonce paid tribute with a moment of silence on her “Formation World Tour.” The names displayed of the men and women who have been victims of similar police-involved circumstances.
Jay Z broke his silence with a meaningful protest in his lyrics. Late Thursday night, Jay touched on the unreasonable killings of black men in America by police officers in “Spiritual.” He released the song on Tidal and also a letter behind the song, the inspiration of the record.
“We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action.” -Beyonce
Photo Credit(s): thejasminebrand, bet, twitter, billboard