Beyonce and Jay-Z Bailed Out Ferguson And Baltimore Protestors
Contrary to the criticism that Beyonce and Jay-Z receive about their support of Ferguson and Baltimore communities, word on the street is the power couple has made made numerous contributions for the bail of protestors. “Actions speak louder than words” Complex Magazine screenshot statement of tweets from Dream Hampton.
Dream Hampton has written about music, culture and politics since 1990. She was a contributor to Vibe magazine for its first 15 years. Her articles have been published in The Village Voice, Spin, The Detroit News, Harper’s Bazaar, NPR, The Source, Essence, and Ebony.
Hampton expresses that the biggest struggle in dealing with social and political issues is often a financial stronghold.
During the New York City protests, John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, hired food trucks to feed protestors in December for Eric Garner. John Legend nor Jay-Z made physical presence on the scene of these protest, but they made their contributions.
Is this enough? As social adversity continues to trend in the media, I predict an increase in the involvement of music’s public figures for the positive.