As questions remain unanswered surrounding the fatal shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, critics across the country continue to express their outrage and concern.
Police said Brown was shot multiple times Saturday after being confronted by a white officer. Authorities have offered vague details about the confrontation but have said the officer involved has been place on administrative leave.
And while the FBI has stepped in to conduct a civil rights investigation, the incident has spawned protests and looting in the St. Louis County area as well as reactions from an array of entertainers on social media. Check out a few below.
Why do we hate eachother, harm eachother, kill eachother? We are brothers & sisters y’all. All colors! Peace is the answer.
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) August 10, 2014
Michael "mike mike" brown my he rest in peace. This gotta stop! Shooting unarmed children. What happen to protecting and serving?
— SnowGo (@YoungJeezy) August 10, 2014
— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) August 10, 2014
I am in touch w/ activists in St. Louis about the police killing a 17 year old unarmed youth in Ferguson . From Staten Island to Ferguson.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) August 10, 2014
Thy Kingdom Come. Thy Will BE DONE... #MikeBrown
— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) August 11, 2014
"The question now is whether America is prepared to do something massively...about the great problem we face in the area of race." #MLK
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) August 11, 2014
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) August 11, 2014
Black men have to watch what color we wear, what hood we are in, the cops, whites and blacks, no hoodie no white tee, no loud radios damn!
— DAVID BANNER (@THEREALBANNER) August 11, 2014
— Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) August 10, 2014
St Louis my city. Let's calm ourselves tonite, and be direct with our resolve! Take a Deep breathe,My prayers and blessings to Everyone !
— CedricTheEntertainer (@CedEntertainer) August 11, 2014
BEFORE YOU GO
08/26/2014 7:49 AM EDT
The Toll On Michael Brown's Family
USA Today's Yamiche Alcindor provides an intimate look at how Michael Brown's parents have been dealing with the loss of their son:
Phones constantly ring with reporters asking for interviews or family members offering support. Last week, as demands reached a tipping point, both parents moved into hotels to shield themselves.
In the days leading up to the funeral, Brown's mother continued to cry and spoke in whispers as she tried to explain her feelings.
"They say tomorrow is going to be the hardest day, but I think today was — just seeing my baby laying there, cold," Lesley McSpadden, 34, told USA TODAY. "It did something to my heart. It's too much. It's too much."
08/26/2014 7:44 AM EDT
New Audio Allegedly Captures Moment Michael Brown Was Shot
New audio has surfaced that allegedly captures the moment when Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9.
CNN aired the unverified recording on Monday night. Six shots can be heard, followed by a pause, then several more. A private autopsy performed on Aug. 17 at the request of Brown's family found that the 18-year-old was shot 6 times, including twice in the head.
08/25/2014 12:58 PM EDT
Al Sharpton: America, It's Time To Deal With Policing
08/25/2014 12:53 PM EDT
Al Sharpton: All Of Us Are Required To Respond
Rev. Al Sharpton: All of us are required to respond to this #MikeBrownfuneral— HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) August 25, 2014
08/25/2014 12:48 PM EDT
Benjamin Crump: We Will Not Accept Three-Fifths Justice For Michael Brown
08/25/2014 12:28 PM EDT
Funeral Program Includes Tribute From Michael Brown's Parents
USA Today reporter, Yamiche Alcindor shares photo of program which includes tributes to Michael Brown from his mother and father
08/25/2014 12:22 PM EDT
Michael Brown's Stepmother: He Prophesied His Own Death
Stepmother of #MichaelBrown said the late teen "pretty much prophesied his own death and didn't realize it."— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 25, 2014