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Killer Mike Shares Thoughts on Chaos in Ferguson

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On August 19, 2014, rapper Killer Mike addressed the events in Ferguson, surrounding 18-year old Michael Brown’s death, in a Billboard article. Killer Mike points out how police officers in Ferguson, MO. have used tanks, rubber bullets and tear gas against the citizens that pay them to protect and serve. He warns Americans, “Whatever this country is willing to do to the least of us, it will one day do to us all.”

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Check out Killer Mike’s Billboard article on Ferguson here.

David Banner Appears on CNN Panel

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On August 12, 2014, David Banner appeared on a CNN panel led by Don Lemon, to discuss violence against black teens with Charles Blow, Sunny Hostin. The panelists spoke on the conversations that many African American and Latino parents have with their sons about racial profiling. David Banner discussed some of his tweets, regarding police and the value of black life.

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Check out the video here.

T.I. Speaks Out on Ferguson Protests

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T.I. took his thoughts on the Ferguson Protests to Instagram. Here’s what he had to say:

“Look at us….America has created a monster. The result of ignoring & mishandling an already fragile spirited, recently enslaved, presently oppressed race/generation of people. Look at us. We’re the monster that now refuses to be dismissed, overlooked,& ignored. We were brought to this place,unaware of our own cultures,religion,&traditions therefore,we created our own. Now look at us. For years we’ve been crying out for the nation to address the substandard education systems & disparaging treatment of our citizens in communities across America. Our people have had an increasing lack of opportunities for generations. There have been homes broken,lives shattered,and futures lost on your watch….unanswered. Look at us. How long can u expect a nation/race/generation of people to be blatantly disrespected? Spoken to and treated with arrogant tones of insignificance. Our fathers,uncles,brothers& role models were killed& Imprisoned more often than educated. Now look at us. Our friends,& relatives Murdered and cast aside without thought,as though your human life is more valuable than ours. How long can that go on without consequence? Now Look at us. How long can u continue to pass the buck & make excuses of why u can’t do today what should have been done yeste-year? Although I DO NOT support the negative responses & actions of my people in light of dis tragedy….I WILL NOT condone your lack of effort to show any urgency to improve the treatment of our people, nor the living conditions in our communities. Your refusal to address these life altering issues makes events such as these seem inevitable. Although I too am at fault to a degree & I admit that I may not have all da answers… I do have a fun fact for you. Insanity is…Going about things the same way,expecting a different result. U wanna different result? U must take different action. What else do u expect? Look at us!!!”

Click here to check out T.I.’s Instagram post.

Killer Mike Gives His Thoughts on Ferguson on CNN and FOX

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On August 20, 2014 rapper, Killer Mike was a guest on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin to discuss the chaotic events in Ferguson, regarding Michael Brown’s murder. Killer Mike brings up the topic of police brutality and it undoubtedly being a black male issue. He also speaks on relationships between the police and the communities that they work in.

Check out the videos here: Part 1

and Part 2.

 

Following his informative and impactful insight interview on CNN, Killer Mike appeared on FOX news network business show The Independents on Thursday, Sept 28th.  Mike continues to provide solutions to several issues affecting all people, constitutional rights and genuine positive engagement with the police.  Check the interview below.

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