The police shootings of two black men in as many days have gained nationwide attention and sparked cries for answers and calls for police reform around the nation, NBC News reports.
After Alton Sterling was fatally shot in front of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday and Philando Castile was killed in the passenger seat of his car in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, both men became trending topics on social media, and celebrities joined in expressing their outrage.
"We should not have to jump through hoops to prove black people shouldn't be shot by police during routine traffic stops," singer John Legend tweeted, while tennis pro Serena Williams asked, "When will something be done — no REALLY be done?!?!"
Beyoncé devoted the entire homepage of her website on Thursday to condemning the injustices, writing: "This is not a plea to all police officers but toward any human being who fails to value life. The war on people of color and all minorities needs to be over. Fear is not an excuse. Hate will not win."