Artist Talib Kweli recently raised over $100, 000, for organizers and protesters within Ferguson. Talib was one of the many outspoken Black artists/voices who also went toe to toe with Don Lemon’s fabrication of events that took place during a protest Talib was involved in. Here is a friendly reminder—-
Talib also shed light on the fact that the community of Ferguson are still being criminally harassed by the Ferguson police department. Unlawful arrests, and other rights constantly trampled over; here is a quote from Talib Kweli from The Root.
“These are young men and women who have put their lives on hold to stand up for all of our freedoms,” Kweli said in a statement. “The overly militarized police force in Ferguson has attempted to criminalize them by harassing and throwing them in jail for exercising their right to peaceful protest. We hope these funds help to empower.”