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Following the deaths of two Black men, Baton Rogue's Alton Sterling and Minnesota resident Philando Castile, Beyoncé has posted a message on her website with a call to action—and much more.
"We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action," the Instagram post read, before tossing visitors to www.beyonce.com.
On her site, the superstar singer 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'."
She went on to speak about police, saying the community must fight against any unjust violent action taken by authorities. Bey also took aim at the "all lives matter"crowd with her statement that 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."
Earlier this year, Beyoncé was criticized for invoking Black Panther imagery during her Super Bowl performance and others suggested her "Formation" song and video were divisive. However, the entertainer has been vocal about using her voice and spotlight to speak out against issues she deems unjust. This posting is very much in line with her activism, including her ending, which directed readers to contact their congress representative.
Check out the entire message below or visit Beyoncé's website.
Bey also stopped her concert in Glasgow, Scotland tonight (July 7) to display a tragically long list of the names of police brutality victims, hold a minute of silence in their honor, and dedicate her song "Freedom" to them, as well.