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.


A photo posted by Official Joey Bada$$ [iG] Page (@jozifbadmon) on

Joey Bada$$ hits the streets to protest

Future President? #WarmingUp

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Russ 4 Prez

D.C. Rising

island gal

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Her beach is better

Tag team champs

Bigger blessings … Smaller cake #happybdaytome ( @avontewright don't want to be in the pics smh )

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Cake, cake, cake

Me and AB!! #latinbillboardawards #selenatribute #unforgettablenight #fullcircle

A photo posted by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on

Anything for Selenas

Who's ready for #CollegeSigningDay?! Share a photo in your college gear to celebrate students pushing themselves to #ReachHigher.

A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on

The First Couple shows their school spirit

Selfie with Freddie

A photo posted by Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) on

Pacman selfie

Festivity!!! Thank you for such an amazing welcome. See you at the shows!!!! #1toInfinity

A photo posted by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on

To infinity and beyond

Fight the power