Beyoncé's takes a moment of Silence for Trayvon Martin The legendary Beyonce, has been touring the world. But last night while we all waited with baited breath for the Zimmerman Verdict, she waited too. She was performing at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, tennessee. And Mrs. Carter called for a moment of silence. Beyonce has never been the most politically outspoken of celebrities but the murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17 year old in Sanford, Florida, has affected just about every person in America. I am so proud of her and every other influencer who opens their mouth about Trayvon Martin's murder.
Anyone who knows a Black man knows the fear that we as Black Women experience when our sons, fathers or husbands are unfairly profiled.
"I would like to have a moment of Silence for Trayvon," the pop star said as the stage faded to almost black.
Beyonce belted Whitney Houston's "I will always love you," and then "Halo,"
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There was Social Media Response from Other Celebrities as Well via Twitter
Russell Simmons Activism Russell Simmons, Hip-Hop Mogul and Philanthropist shared that he would be supporting the Trayvon Martin Foundation to work on the repeal of Florida's Stand Your Ground Law. He ended his Blog Post, "God bless you little brother. Rest in peace."
Young Jeezey Tribute Song Rapper Young Jeezey posted a new song, "Its a Cold World (A Tribute to Trayvon Martin) to his Facebook Page. He also commented, "I am in no way shape, form, or fashion ... trying to capitalize off of the lastest series of events. These are my true feelings and my form of expression about it." [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/100980982" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
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