Beyoncé Speaks Out on the Senseless Killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

Beyoncé speaks out in the wake of the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and instructs everyone to "turn our anger into action."

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Beyoncé, like the rest of us, is feeling devastated by the senseless killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and is opening up about it.

"We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities," she writes. "It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they 'stop killing us.'"

However, the most important part of Beyoncé's note is that she uses the post as an opportunity to call everyone to action. "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." She then urges everyone to click in on her website to contact the politicians and legislators in everyone's own area.

She is clear and concise in her message and correctly notes that this is a human fight "no matter your race, gender, or sexual orientation." Public outrage has exploded in the wake of the deaths of both Sterling and Castile and shows no sign of slowing down with many mobilizing in protest.

Drake, Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Meek Mill, and many more artists have since used their platforms and spoken out to declare their own wishes for change. Beyoncé is one more extremely powerful voice lending herself to the fight.

You can read Beyoncé's powerful note in its entirety below. You can also contact your local legislators by utilizing the link on Beyoncé's website here.

During her show Thursday night in Glasgow, Beyoncé had a moment of silence on stage for victims of police brutality and performed an acapella version of "Freedom" in their honor which you watch below.

Beyonce just paused her Glasgow show for a moment of silence, displaying victims of police brutality #AltonSterling
FULL VIDEO: Beyoncé performs #Freedom acapella in honor of victims of police brutality ✊

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