As we watch through the news and social media of the events going on in Ferguson, Missouri, following the Mike Brown Jr. shooting, a few artist and entertainers speak out and show kind acts of service to show support and spread positivity.
St. Louis native, Nelly, took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri to join the protest and encourage other to protest in peace. He also previously started a scholarship fund in Michael Brown’s name to teens chosen by the Brown Family. In addition, other celebrities such as Kevin Hart, NBA star Al Jefferson and T.I. pledged $15,000 a year in college tuition for selected teens.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Al Sharpton and Kimora Lee Simons have all offered to pay for the funeral and memorial services of Micheal Brown.
Kimora Lee Simons, another St. Louis native, not only offered to pay for Mike Brown’s funeral but has also started a “Go Fund Me” page as a Memorial Fund. She took to twitter to share
If u dnt hve money, any word of condolence or luv helps 2! Brown Family at 240 N. Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301 Attn: Brown Memorial
— Kimora Lee Simmons (@OfficialKimora) August 15, 2014
Following the release of his song “[Be] Free” a song dedicated to Mike Brown and past events in history of injustice, J. Cole flew down to Ferguson to speak to the people and first hand show his support.
It’s nice to see who’s actually speaking out in a positive manner and showing love and encouraging people to stay positive. As a people we have to be positive and press forward in the mist of negativity if we truly want justice.
Are any of your favorite celebrities saying or doing any acts of justice in the mist of what’s going on in Ferguson. Or are you surprised at some who aren’t saying anything at all? Share and leave comments below.