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When news arrived that the grand jury in Ferguson did not indict Darren Wilson over the killing of unarmed Black teen Mike Brown, the social media sphere erupted. A day of waiting led to an evening of  frustration across the nation. The majority of people awaiting the decision did not think there would be a trial, and were proven right. People of all backgrounds including rappers, singers, actors, comedians and athletes took to social networks to express how they were feeling:

Most people had the same reaction:

Many called for people to step up and take action:

Some posted words of support for Brown’s family, Ferguson, and the nation:

There were those who took to the streets to lend their voices and support:

But questions remain:


You can also find the author on Twitter at @SeveChambers.


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