Amid widespread protests across the nation due to the Memorial Day death of 46-year-old Minneapolis resident George Floyd while in police custody, several celebrities are speaking out against racial injustice and police brutality.
R&B singer Ciara is among many using their social media platforms to speak out on the issue.
“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,” Ciara wrote with a photo of her and Wilburn smiling.
“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 added.
Fans took to the songstress’s comments section to applaud her for her message of hope.
“Praying with you, Queen…#myblacksonmatters 🙌🏾♥️.”
“What a beautiful message it’s scary for people with young black kids. Not knowing what can happen. 🤦🏾♀️.”
“The strength that comes from a mother’s love. ❤️.”
“Every day and especially the past week, I have been giving all thanks to the universe for protecting my black men 🙌.”
“😢 I don’t have a child yet, but I can’t help but feel the pain for these young black boys. Lawd I pray that the boys in his generation will not have to deal with this 🙌🏾 there’s gotta be a better way 💛.”
“🙏🏾🙏🏾❤️my prayers exactly. In Jesus’ name, amen 🙏🏿.”
Among fans chiming in on Ciara’s post was her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who is Wilburn’s stepdad.
“Young King. We need a change now. Enough is Enough,” Wilson wrote to his stepson.
Ciara and Wilson are expecting their first son together this year.
She and the NFL veteran share a daughter, 3-year-old Sienna Princess Wilson, whom the couple welcomed a year after they wed in 2016.