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"#fergusondecision #ourreality," wrote ESSENCE editor Nykia Spradley.
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"Vengeance is mine said the Lord. #ripMikeBrown #fasho #Romans12:19," wrote actor Jacob Lattimore.
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The Real host Loni Love reflected on Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr.
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"What did he do to deserve to DIE?" wrote Diddy.
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"#HandsUpDontShoot #JusticeForMikeBrown #Ferguson #NoJusticeNoPeace," wrote Melanie Fiona.
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"Have we see enough?" asked Tank.
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"Lord Jesus!! The Things That Are Happening are Signs.. Praying for his Family NOW," wrote Fantasia.
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"#BlackLivesMatter" wrote Valeisha Butterfield.
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"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."
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"Because Black Lives Matter #ferguson #mikebrown #handsupdontshoot," wrote editor Shiona Turine.
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Awesomely Luvvie reflecting on the verdict.
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Singer Bradd Marquis relefcting on the grand jury's decision.
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Kelly Rowland relefcting on the grand jury's decision.
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Rihanna relefcting on the grand jury's decision.
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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."
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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.
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