Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Beyoncé Gets Political And Urges Everyone To Support NAACP In Cleanup Efforts, Providing Housing, Food And Supplies For Those Affected By Baltimore Riots

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Beyoncé has got something to say.

With two Instagram posts made April 30, Beyoncé added commentary to the ongoing discussion borne out of the civil unrest in Baltimore and New York in the wake of the death of 25-year-old African-American Freddie Gray while in police custody.

The first of the two posts is a TIME video clip juxtaposing the infamous Baltimore riots of 1968, which raged for more than a week following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in April of that year, with what’s happening in the city now.

The second of the two posts is an image of a man wearing a black and white American flag with Freddie Grey’s name written on it.

“People are hurting,” she writes in the caption. “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 caption ends with a link to the NAACP donation page.

At press time, both posts had over 330,000 likes and a torrent of comments from fans, included much spirited banter between people with opposing viewpoints on a variety of related issues.

The posts are a dramatic departure from Beyoncé’s usual Instagram fare, which leans towards more lighthearted photos from her superstar life, like going to Coachella.

Original Article Found At Radio.com — http://radio.com/2015/04/30/beyonce-freddie-gray-baltimore-instagram/

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