Our country is in a real state of emergency, in the words of Richmond, VA emcee, Goldin, “to my people, be wise, think twice… we need a plan of action”.
Many influential figures & contributors to this culture in which all the current tragedy ties to have made it their duty to do all that is possible to help bring rest to the city of Baltimore. The system has failed them, but they must not fail each other.
The Game recently penned a letter made out to Billboard entitled “Young Black Men Are Targets,” referencing the very parallel Rodney King riot that took place in 1992.
Police brutality has helped keep generational hatred & racism alive for many decades. With that being so, the only feasible way to fight power is with power. Beyoncé, who all throughout her career has been very seclusive & mute in most cases worldly of matters, just couldn’t stick to her normalcy in this time of need. She has teamed up with the NAACP to help bring peace to the city of Baltimore & its citizens by providing clean up efforts to give housing, food, & other necessities to the people who have had their communities affected by the rioting. She took to her Instagram account yesterday to spread the message to her followers by posting a photo of a man draped in the American Flag with names of those victimized by unruly police brutality & the caption as follows:
People are hurting.
Join us in supporting the NAACP to help in the cleanup efforts and to provide housing, food and supplies to those affected by the unrest in Baltimore. http://beyonce.lk/naacp
She also posted the cover to the latest issue of Time Magazine which shows a African American man running way from the Police in Baltimore. The title of the issue reads “America, 1968 (crossed out & replaced with 2015).. What Has Changed. What Hasn’t”.
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