Beyonce breaks her silence on the unrest in Baltimore and sends a message to her followers on Instagram.
The “7/11″ singer commented:
“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.”
The link included in her comment redirects users from her fan website to a donations page on the NAACP’s website.
This post followed another Instagram video posted by the star showing a 1968 image of armed police in riot gear and a recent image of a young Black boy running from police in riot gear in Baltimore.
The mega star is one of few celebrities who publicly expressed their advocacy and outrage on the alleged rioting in the city since the tragic death of Freddie Gray, the 25 year-old Black man who suffered a severed spinal injury and ultimately died in police custody.
Beyonce’s NAACP post, appearing less than a hour ago, naturally generated nearly 200, 000 likes and counting and a number of follower comments of fans applauding her efforts and some questioning it.
On Wednesday rapper Wale, a Washington DC-native, hosted a town hall for students in Baltimore. “American Oxygen” singer Rihanna posted a photo of a Black police officer in riot gear. She accompanied the image with sad-faced emoji.