Beyoncé Addresses Baltimore Protests ‘People Are Hurting’

Beyoncé Addresses Baltimore Protests ‘People Are Hurting’

Queen Bey urges the BeyHive to help provide housing, food and clothes to those affected.

Published April 30, 2015

Beyoncé rarely speaks openly about social issues, but when she does, she makes it count. Queen Bey showed her support for Baltimore on Thursday (April 30), posting a series of photos from the riots on both her Instagram account and website. In the captions for each, she urges her loyal BeyHive to support the NAACP in helping to provide facilities to those affected by the chaos in the city.

"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," the superstar wrote under a photo of a protestor wearing a black and white American flag decorated with the names of the fallen victims of police brutality.

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Bey posted the link to NAACP's donation page under the photo and as a redirection link on the four images she posted on her website to commemorate the events in Baltimore.

'Yoncé also posted TIME magazine's animated cover dedicated to the unrest, titled "The Roots of Baltimore's Riot." The powerful cover shows a Black man running from a crowd of armed officers with the headline "America, 1968" plastered in the middle — only, "1968" is crossed out, and replaced with "2015."

This is not the first time that the 20-time Grammy winner has donned her activism hat. In the past, Bey has supported efforts of Trayvon Martin's parents, Feeding America, Stand Up to Cancer and the Make a Wish Foundation, to name a few.

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(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Written by Moriba Cummings

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