Beyoncé is one of many celebrities who has made a statement on the untimely and unfortunate deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
On Beyonce.com, she 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.
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 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.”
Read the rest here.
Hats off to Beyoncé for taking a stand and using her platform to empower.
As we reflect upon this week’s events, we must ask: What is the solution? Gun control?
Let us know your thoughts.
Love & Light