Jeff Johnson reveals to Rickey Smiley that he wants people to understand that Black Lives Matter isn’t a hate group but rather a “proclamation of self love.” Johnson mentioned that since Black Lives Matter is the most visible in media they are pointed as the enemy to others. He also talked about the First Amendment and that it is only reserved for upper class and white people.
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Celebrities React To The Death Of Alton Sterling
1. The world is outraged after a video surfaced on Tuesday night of a Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officer shooting and killing an unarmed Black man who was selling CDs outside of a Food Mart. Sterling was shot multiple times in the chest and back and died immediately.Source: 1 of 10
2. Zendaya was one of the first celebs to react on social media.
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How many more times must this happen for us to matter? How many more must we lose?— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 6, 2016
BLACK. LIVES. MATTER. #AltonSterling
3. Diggy Simmons shared his feelings on Twitter.Source: 3 of 10
4. D.L Hughley spoke out on cops wearing body cams.Source: 4 of 10
5. Activist Deray Mckesson shared his disbelief.
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#AltonSterling could've been me, or you, or my uncle, or my father. & they killed him so easily. It was just so easy for them to kill him.— deray (@deray) July 6, 2016
6. Samira Wiley wants the media to “Say His Name.”
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#AltonSterling. Say his name.— Samira Wiley (@samirawiley) July 6, 2016
7. Karrueche shared her condolences.
Source: 7 of 10
Love and prayers to Baton Rouge #AltonSterling— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) July 6, 2016
8. Amy Schumer sent her love.Source: 8 of 10
9. NBA star Jeremy Lin expressed his frustration.Source: 9 of 10