"I woke up angry. Feeling threatened and unprotected in my own city," wrote singer Bridget Kelly. "Injustice is running rampant throughout our country and I can't stand the hopelessness I see all around me. Don't shop on Black Friday. Stay away from mega stores like Walmart. Hit the system where it hurts. #MikeBrown is one of too many brothers, sons, cousins and friends that we've lost. Time to pray and protest."
"Because Black Lives Matter #ferguson #mikebrown #handsupdontshoot," wrote editor Shiona Turine.
Laverne Cox reposted activist Janet Mock: "Our love is real. Our loss is real. Our lives are real. Our connections to one another are real. #blacklivesmatter As our forebear James Baldwin said: "To be a negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time" Please be safe in love + rage tonight and beyond."
The announcement of a Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson sent ripples through the country last night. Here, a glimpse at the Instagram reactions that stood out.
"Prayers for this world and the family of #mikebrown. I'm officially woke," wrote ESSENCE editor Charreah K. Jackson.