Queen Bey Take Matters In Her Own Hands, Dispatches Beyhive To Swarm Lawmakers In Response to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

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The power of the beyhive in full effect. The Queen is sick and tired and she made it known in an open letter to her beyhive of loyal fans.

In response to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Beyonce dispatched her fans to swarm lawmakers and demand action.

“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.”

Beyonce’s post links to a general directory of the members of Congress, the Louisiana legislature for Alton Sterling and the Minnesota representatives for Philando Castile. Soon after Beyonce’s call to action went up, one of the websites she linked to, contactingthecongress.org, crashed, demonstrating the power of her 77 million Instagram followers in a quest for justice.

“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.”

The pop star has become increasingly vocal on social issues, particularly after the release of Formation, a song accompanied by a music video with politicized visuals including a young black boy dancing in front of a line of armed police, “stop shooting us” graffiti and a sinking New Orleans police car.

In a subsequent interview, Beyonce rejected that the video was anti-police, saying “anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken. I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of the officers who sacrifice themselves to keeps us safe. But let’s be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things.”

On Thursday night, the pop star stopped her concert in Glasgow and asked for a moment of silence for victims of police brutality, displaying their names behind her.

The superstar is the latest and most high-profile musician to issue a statement in response to the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minn.

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , http://darnellmmusic@gmail.com/ or https://twitter.com/@darnellmmusic/

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