BEYONCE PENS OPEN LETTER IN RESPONSE TO FATAL POLICE SHOOTINGS
‘We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities,’ she wrote.
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 fight 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.
Click in to contact the politicians and legislators in your area.
Your voice will be heard.’
DM: Superstar singer Beyonce paused her concert in Glasgow last night to display the names of police brutality victims in America, hours after penning an open letter about the tragic recent events and shared it on her website, Beyonce.com.
She has also posted the names on her website, which shows her strong support of the Black Lives Matter campaign.
The concert, part of her Formation world tour, ended before news came in of the killing of five police officers by snipers in Dallas.
Beyonce was one of a number of celebrities expressing outrage over the shootings by police officers of two black men.
Philando Castile was shot dead in Saint Paul, Minnesota Wednesday after being pulled over with his girlfriend and her daughter for a broken tail light.
On Tuesday Alton Sterling, 37, was killed in a confrontation with two officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after police received a complaint about a man threatening others with a gun while selling CDs.
In the letter Beyonce wrote: ‘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. More
— BEYONCÉ REIGNS (@BeyonceReigns) July 7, 2016