Rihanna, Drake, Janelle Monae, and More, React to Alton Sterling Shooting
Alton Sterling’s name began trending on social media moments after video of him being pinned to the ground and shot multiple times while restrained by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana surfaced online. As the news spread, thousands took to Twitter to voice their thoughts, fears, and concerns over yet another black man being gunned down by police. Celebrities like Drake, Rihanna, and Samira Wiley posted images and tweets of sympathy, shock, and sadness over the death. Here’s Everything We Know About The Alton Sterling Police Killing


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RIP Alton Sterling 😢  #howmanymore

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Sterling leaves behind a family, five children and a partner. Actress and writer Issa Rae has set up a GoFundMe account to create a scholarship for Sterling’s children, which you can donate to here. WANT MORE FROM ESSENCE? Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news.


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