Singer Ciara, looking out at the protests and understandable chaos caused by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota wrote a letter to her 6-year-old child with the scary events of the past week in mind.
"My sweet Baby Boy."
"I pray that when you get older A CHANGE will finally have come!! I'm going to keep my FAITH! I'm praying that the losses of our Black Kings and Queens won't be in vain."
"Enough is Enough! I'm praying for UNITY! I'm praying for the powers that be to unite and decide that it's time for a change! ❤️✊🏽🙏🏽"
She punctuated it with an adorable picture of her and her little one.
This came a week after she publicly condemned the death of George Floyd.
My heart can't take it, seeing what's happened to #GeorgeFloyd. This is eerily similar to the death of #EricGarner. There has to be a stopping point in the process of arresting someone. It's all senseless 💔
— Ciara (@ciara) May 26, 2020
Her husband, Russell Wilson, also wrote a powerful note asking for the unnecessary deaths of Black people to end and for change to come on swift wings.
People rallied behind the couple.
You and @DangeRussWilson ARE one of those powers that be. Use it to its fullest. #AllLove
— Coach Gipson (@THGipson) May 31, 2020
— Renae Jones (@LuvamIsay) May 31, 2020
— monique elliott (@Lady_Eliiott) May 31, 2020
Yes @ciara! The change starts at home with you, with us as mothers of black boys. You are already doing so well, just continue speaking life into him, and to your entire family, and into yourself. Don't wait for validation and affirmations from society to do it!
— Kiara Haney (@Kiarahaney3) May 31, 2020
We are living in some very dangerous times.. I have an 11 year old son and a 16 year old daughter. @ciara I am praying as well and my fear is not bigger than my faith in God! A CHANGE will most definitely come!🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— jaelynne❤️my2babes (@JMy2babes) May 31, 2020
Black parents everywhere are praying for a long overdue change to come.
Amen!! Beautiful family 🥰
— J L M M G (@JLMMG) May 31, 2020
Demand that cops stop killing black people. Prayers are great but direct demands are what we need from people with huge platforms like yours.
— Upset Homegirl (@BrrrLaStrange) May 31, 2020
Thank you for trying to instill hope love and positivity in your tweets and most importantly for you child. The possibility for peace can be reached sooner like this than with all the angry/hateful tweets that I keep seeing on a daily.
— Valerie (@Valerie01065484) May 31, 2020
Handsome young man, I pray with you that a change will come🙏
— monika minott (@MinottMonika) May 31, 2020
Now in a fifth straight day of protests that are showing no signs of ending, the country faces a choice.
Will we make a change?
Or will we be forever stuck in old patterns?
I Love you n your family God bless you
— Amandablom (@Amandablom12) May 31, 2020
Amen sis. Amen 🙏🏾
— BossBabe2541 (@fashionista2541) June 1, 2020
Me too !! I pray a change will come!!🤞🏽
— Michelle (@jmichieboo) June 1, 2020
The call to action is being sounded by many.