August Alsina Sheds Tears, Macklemore Marches for Mike Brown

  /  11.25.2014


The grand jury’s decision not to file any criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, sent shockwaves throughout the country.

The hip-hop community including Diddy, The Game, and Big Sean cried out for justice on social media, B.o.B called for a Black Friday boycott, and Q-Tip and Macklemore marched in the streets.

The “Thrift Shop” rapper joined demonstrators as he walked with his hands in the air and declared, “Don’t shoot!”

“Solidarity. It’s about Mike Brown. It’s not about me,” he told a reporter.

Q-Tip stopped traffic on 7th Avenue and 34th Street in his native New York while leading his own peaceful protest. He asked, “Whose streets?” while the crowd responded, “Our streets.”

“No value for black life. But they extrapolate our magic, sweat, our voice our fire… And leave us stripped of our right to exist,” he tweeted.

During his show with Usher in San Jose on Monday night, August Alsina took a moment of silence and fought back tears while addressing the crowd.

“I’m emotional ’cause I could’ve been that ni**a that they killed,” said a distraught August.

B.o.B took to Instagram to call for a boycott of Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.

“hit them where it hurts,” he wrote. “who makes the rules? who passes the laws? who owns the banks ? who owns the news ? who pays the judges salary ? Ask questions and don’t stop asking questions! #wakeup.”


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