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Beyonce Writes Open Letter On Police Brutality: “We Don’t Need Sympathy”

Beyonce released a message to her fans on police brutality and criminal justice, in the aftermath of the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

The singer and actress, along with her husband and hip-hop business mogul Jay-Z, is known for her donations to organizations involved in the movement for Black Lives.

With the song “Formation” and visual album “Lemonade”, she’s made her position on racial profiling and police violence succinctly clear: “STOP KILLING US.”

She concluded her call-to-arms with these words:

“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.”

as well as a list of contact information to local members of Congress:

To contact your Congressman or woman click here.

To voice protest for Alton Sterling, click here.

To voice protest for Philando Castile, click here.

Further reading:

Justice Looks Like White Teens Ordered to Write Essay for Carrying BB Guns While Black Man Shot Dead In Open Carry State

How Facebook Live and Lavish Reynolds Changed how We See Police Brutality

Lavish Reynolds Speaks After Released From Police Custody: “The Police Took Over My Facebook” [VIDEO]


Antwan is an educator, cultural critic, actor, and writer for Wear Your Voice Mag (WYV), where he focuses on the dynamics of class, race, gender, politics, and pop culture. Prior to joining the team at WYV, he was an adjunct professor in the African American Studies Department at Valdosta State University in southern Georgia, where he taught African American Literature. He has traveled the U.S. and U.K. showcasing a fifty-five minute, one-person play titled Whitewash, which focuses on the state of black men in the post-civil rights era. Antwan received his B.A. in English and Literature from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and M.A. in African American Studies from University of California, Los Angeles. He is a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and NAACP theater nominee.

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