There is no question, our nation is hurting. Our world is in pain. And it appears no one has the answer to what we can do about any of this. Beyonce took to social media and her website to speak out on the recent tragedies gripping our nation, our black people. The note was no doubt prompted by the recent killings of Alton Sterling on Tuesday in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile on Wednesday in St. Paul, Minnesota; both shot to death by police officers.
Beyonce’s post can be found at Beyonce.com:
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 are 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 makes 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 towards 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 al have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action. We must use our voices to contact 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.
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Robin is a digital content creator and has worked in the digital space for nearly ten years. "Robinrazzi" is a nickname given from a former colleague and is a perfect integration of her name and one of her greatest hobbies of having a camera in hand to capture once in a lifetime moments like paparazzi. She has traveled the world covering entertainment, celebrities, events and anything trending. She holds a BA in communications from Penn State and MS in marketing from Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves as Digital Content Coordinator for WHUR.