New Orleans-bred R&B singer August Alsina is offering his love to his hometown area.
The singer visited Baton Rouge, Louisiana recently to connect with the citizens of the city following the unrest after the unjust police shooting death Alton Sterling.
Alsina visited the store where Sterling was selling CDs outside when he was killed by police last week. He met up with the store owner and Sterling’s aunt (first photo below). “AltonSterling’s Aunt & The Store Owner who watched this tragedy play out,” he captioned. “2 People of God with Amazing strength…. but just because we’re strong doesn’t mean we don’t hurt.”
He also posted photos of his visit; photos show August wearing an open dashiki and a t-shirt with a target on it. “Don’t Shoot! I am not Target Practice! Signed; -Black People,” the captioned reads.
Another caption says, “We are Kings, Our women are Queens. We must remain conscious of that while they attempt to rob & rip us of ALL. We must Stand with our heads high & Walk Tall. 👑”
Peep a few of the pictures below:
A few days prior, he also took some time to post a few IG videos about his thoughts on all the upheaval. “A System Cannot Fail Those Who It Was NEVER designed to protect,” he captioned. “With everything going on in the world today, my soul is weak,” he revealed. “My heart is weak. To see the people that we put in place to protect and serve us neglect and murder us is very disheartening,” he says in one video.
Watch both of them below:
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