Queen Bey has had a lot to say about getting in “formation” lately. She’s not only speaking out on the Black lives that matter, she’s also speaking out on the lives of the recently slain officers in Dallas also.

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Beyoncé has addressed the slaying of Black men in our community at the hands of police throughout the European leg of her world tour in different ways. From asking for a moment of silence to displaying the names of citizens killed by police brutality, Bey has been using her platform as a method of spreading awareness. Most recently, Bey took to Instagram to pay her respects to the officers who lost their lives in the Dallas shooting, making it clear that violence is not the answer.

She posted a black and white video of the Texas state flag flying with the names of the officers who were killed flashing throughout the video. She captioned it promoting peace and unity among others as humans and not by race. The caption read,


Rest in peace to the officers whose lives were senselessly taken yesterday in Dallas. I am praying for a full recovery of the seven others injured. No violence will create peace. Every human life is valuable. We must be the solution. Every human being has the right to gather in peaceful protest without suffering more unnecessary violence.
To effect change we must show love in the face of hate and peace in the face of violence.

Last week she opened up her concert with a moment of silence acknowledging the lives lost to police brutality. She filled her concert LED screens with the names of victims who lost their lives. She also posted a letter to her website urging everyone to contact legislators, councilmen and women in order to have their voices heard.