“To effect change we must show love in the face of hate, and peace in the face of violence.”
On Thursday morning, Beyoncé addressed the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile with a powerful call to action on her Instagram and website.
And in response, Beyoncé (who’s originally from Texas) posted this silent, black and white video of the Texan flag waving while the names of the slain officers flash on the screen.
“Brent Thompson, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Patrick Zamarripa, Lorne Ahrens”
After her Black Panthers-themed performance at this year’s Super Bowl, Beyoncé was accused by some conservatives of spreading an anti-police message.
“Anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken,” she told Elle magazine in April. “I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe. But let’s be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things.”
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