August Alsina visited Baton Rouge, Louisiana—where Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police officers last week—in order to reflect on race relations and ask for change.
The New Orleans native met with Sterling’s aunt and the store owner who witnessed the deadly shooting. “2 People of God with Amazing strength,” he wrote. “But just because we’re strong doesn’t mean we don’t hurt.”
On Sunday night (July 10) he led a crowd in prayer, who were gathered in front of the store where the shooting took place. Alsina brought 2 videographers with him on the trip to document the protests, rallies, and conversations he had with family and others in the community. He will be releasing it as a film soon.
See some of the moments below.
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.@augustalsina Yeah, I’m guilty of day dreaming, but I can change the world. You can laugh all you want but you can’t blame a man for dreaming. I done seen so many people in life go downhill because they gave up. They stopped believing, they just stopped dreaming. #AugustAlsina #BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterMovement
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