Several hip-hop artists are reaching out to their fan base asking them not to support America’s annual Black Friday shopping spree this year. This is in reaction to the verdict handed down in the Michael Brown killing.
Late last night in Ferguson, Missouri, Darren Wilson a white police officer was acquitted of killing an unarmed Black teenager. The two got in an altercation earlier in the year which resulted in Darren Wilson firing approximately six shots at Michael Brown. The boy died and his body was left lying in the street for about four hours.
The verdict has people from all over the world weighing in. A few hip-hop artists, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli and others are asking their fans and supporters not to buy anything this Black Friday. The idea is that if you want to get the attention of the powers that be in America’s unjust system, the best way is to hit them where it really hurts, and that is in their pockets.
The twitter hashtag for the boycott is #NotOneDime #BlackFriday. If you really want to let your voices be heard regarding the Michael Brown killing this seems to be a very effective way, STAY HOME ON BLACK FRIDAY