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He has a name: Michael Brown – another unarmed teen gunned down by the police.

By now, Michael Brown’s killing has become national news, but it’s been people’s excessive use of social media that has propelled this case to the President’s desk.

Besides the violence against protestors and the bully tactics perpetuated by the St. Louis County Police Department, what’s surprisingly unsurprising is the eerie silence of influencers and celebrities.

Many of our favorite actors, athletes, musicians, and influencers pride themselves on being “down with the people,” but in regards to such a public case and the unrest in America, most of our favorite celebs haven’t said a word.

We get it, people shouldn’t look to celebs to mobilize the masses during a time of injustice, but it is nice to know they’re aware and that they care.

Despite criticism against Twitter activism, the Ferguson Police Department has decided against releasing the name of the officer responsible for killing Michael Brown due to social media coverage and outrage. So no matter what you think about hashtag activism, it works in some capacity.

The amount of celebrities who’ve weighed in on this tragedy isn’t nearly enough, but stay woke, people.

Here are some of the celebrities who aren’t too wrapped up in popping bottles at the club and taking selfies. Check out their social media activism down under.

David Banner’s been very vocal about his outrage and made it known on Twitter.

Rapper Jeezy actually went down to Ferguson, Missouri and met with Michael Brown’s family.

Rapper Talib Kweli speaks out against the injustice in Ferguson.

Actor Nate Parker, Isaiah Washington, Talib Kweli, and David Banner talking on Twitter about solidarity and mobilizing people to seek justice.

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Actress Alyssa Milano seemed to be fed up with Fox News and the lack of media coverage on Ferguson on Twitter last night.

Trey Songz directed fans to follow group Anonymous, who has hacked the Ferguson police department’s internal sites for the truth behind the shooting and to discover the unnamed officer’s identity.

Erykah Badu admits she doesn’t watch the news much, but did read about Michael Brown’s killing.

R&B singer John Legend’s been following Michael Brown’s case closely.

Actress Reagan Gomez expresses her outrage about witnesses not being interviewed by the Ferguson Police Department.

R&B singer Chrisette Michele is trying to mobilize her fans to begin a movement for justice and peace.

St. Louis rapper Nelly posted a tribute to Michael Brown on his Instagram, changed his IG avi to Brown’s high school graduation picture, and met with the unarmed teen’s parents.

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 R&B singer Elle Varner has offered prayers for Mike Brown’s family. 

Wale has tweeted about Ferguson as well.

Kobe Bryant tweeted a link to an ABC news story about racial tensions in Ferguson.


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