#SocialBites: Beyoncé Posts Tribute to Charleston

#SocialBites: Beyoncé Posts Tribute to Charleston

"My heart is with the families," she writes.

Published June 19, 2015

While headlines begin to unfold about the 21-year-old accused of killing nine people when he opened fire in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Beyoncé remembers to remember the men, women and children we lost.


To her website she posted a black and white picture of the church with each of the names written across it in all capitals: Rev. Clementa Pickney, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Rev. Depayne Middleton Doctor, Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Tywanza Sanders, Myra Thompson, and Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr. A video version is posted to her Instagram.

"My heart is with the families, loved ones, and all of those affected by the senseless tragedy in Charleston," she wrote as a caption on both. "May they rest in peace."

"At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries," President Barack Obama said. "It doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency. It is in our power to do something about it."

The Charleston Police Department has charged the shooter, Dylann Roof with nine counts of murder. A friend of his recently revealed that he was looking to start a civil war and then commit suicide. His bond hearing is set for Friday (June 19) afternoon. 

Memorial services for the deceased continue around the nation.

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Written by Chay Liberté


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