Superbowl Halftime Show & Black Lives Matter
As you watch the Superbowl Halftime Show with Beyonce, you may not know that some of it will be in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Beyonce will be introducing her new song “Formation” in which the video depicts a line of cops and a black child with their hands up along with a wall with graffiti sprayed on it saying “stop shooting us.”
The support is nothing new to the NFL where the St. Louis Rams ran out to the field with their hands up in reference to the Ferguson Incident. Jay-Z, the husband of Beyonce, recently announced a 1.5 million dollar donation to Black Lives Matter and other organizations including the Trayvon Martin Foundation and the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons.
While Beyonce can sing about whatever she likes and Jay-Z can donate to whatever organization he likes, we thought it was important to remind our readers that the rhetoric in Ferguson was proven to be a lie and that the Black Lives Matter Movement have repeatedly advocated violence against law enforcement including a recent march in Minnesota where they were chanting “pigs in a blanket….fry like bacon.”