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Beyonce Writes Powerful Open Letter About Alton Sterling, Philando Castile And Police Brutality

“We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities."

“Lemonade”

“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,'” Beyonce Knowles writes in a powerful open letter posted on her website (hat tip to Variety) about the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota this week.

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Both deaths were recorded — Sterling’s on a cell phone video that quickly went viral, Castile’s during a Facebook Live stream that his girlfriend began broadcasting in the moments after he was shot during a traffic stop — and have spread like wildfire on social media and mainstream outlets. A series of protests quickly spawned, and Knowles seems intent on adding her powerful voice to the situation (and likely magnifying a very important message).

“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 in to protest us should consistently go unpunished,” Knowles writes in her statement. “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.”

READ MORE: Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ is a Celebration of Black Identity (Analysis)

And it’s not just words that Knowles is offering — the statement also includes a call to action to click through to contact politicians and legislators to make sure “your voice will be heard.”

You can read Beyonce Knowles’ full statement below, and be sure to visit her website to click through for important contact information.

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Comments

gds

I am waiting for her follow up article on respecting police and not resisting arrest

rjsmith

maybe oboma is right and blacks are just idiots…
folks listen… listen closely.
if you don’t wake up everyday and tell oboma to go uck himself you are a complete idiot…
look at what he is doing… look at it. there are more whites killed each year by cops than blacks. almost twice as many. no one reports it nor does our worthless president address it..
why- its not about cops killing criminals which it what happens 99% of the time regardless of color.
it is about oboma causing division in this country. he preys on the what he calls the stupid black population. that is what he said as a congressman. stupid blacks need to be lead, they don’t need to have a choice. that is what he said 14 years ago. do you think he has changed his stance. hell no…

folks- why is it that no one is talking about almost 200 mass shootings in the last 7 years. why- you can add up all the presidents mass shootings from the beginning of the country and we wouldn’t get to that number.
folks the presidents job is to keep us safe. he has failed. but it is his plan to fail.
folks- he is doing the same thing Hitler did when he took over Germany. He increased mass shootins to the point that everyone voluntarily turned their guns in. then he marched around killing millions.

folks do not be stupid…. oboma is a muslim, his plan is the same. if you do not believe in the quran your blood will be spilt.

so every day you awake. tell oboma to go uck himself.

tell the people in power to stop refugees or obomas Trojan horse army.

vote against anyone that promises you something for nothing, vote against anyone that is trying to take even the littlest right away.

service Logan

very motivating life 

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