Who Won Instagram This Week: Photographer Devin Allen’s Striking Images From The Baltimore Riots
It was a heavy week for America as riots erupted in Baltimore on Monday (April 27) following the funeral of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who was arrested on April 12 and died while in police custody from spinal injuries a week later.
Many famous figures took to Instagram to offer their thoughts and prayers for B’More, like rappers Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, who marched with protestors in New York. Lesser-known individuals also made waves during the chaos, like photographer Devin Allen, who snagged a TIME magazine cover off the strength of his Instagram photos from the riots.
“For me, who’s from Baltimore city, to be on the cover of TIME Magazine, I don’t even know what to say. I’m speechless,” Allen told TIME. “It’s amazing. It’s life changing for me. It’s inspiring me to go further. It gives me hope and it gives a lot of people around me hope. After my daughter, who’s my pride and joy, this is the best thing that’s happened to me.”
Forty miles from Baltimore lay the White House, who hosted their annual Correspondents Dinner on Saturday (April 25), bringing out some of Hollywood and sports’ finest (see: Russell Wilson). Meanwhile, Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs pushed D.C. native, Wale, to fire friendly shots at Toronto Raptors rep, Drake, after the Washington Wizards beat T-Dot to advance to Round 2.
Scroll through the most double-tappable moments of the week below.
Joey Bada$$ hits the streets to protest
Russ 4 Prez
Her beach is better
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Tag team champs
Cake, cake, cake
Anything for Selenas
The First Couple shows their school spirit
To infinity and beyond
Fight the power