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Frank Ocean Addresses Unrest In Ferguson, Missouri

Frank Ocean Addresses Unrest In Ferguson, Missouri

Frank Ocean Serves Up Commentary On The Unrest In Ferguson, Missouri Following The Killing Of Unarmed Teen Michael Brown.

Singer Frank Ocean raises some interesting questions about the state government’s handling of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the killing of unarmed St. Louis teen Michael Brown. Hours after President Obama‘s call for an end to the violence in Ferguson, Missouri governor Jay Nixon ordered the state highway patrol to take over law enforcement in the town. This follows the fatal shooting of Brown, who was killed by a Ferguson police officer last weekend. His death has sparked national and international outrage as people in cities across the country have begun to protest in solidarity with the citizens of Ferguson. Communities gathered yesterday for a national moment of silence and social media has facilitated a kinship between the citizens of Ferguson and Gazans in the West Bank, who have reached out to offer survival tactics and moral support; Palestinians relate to oppressed communities in the U.S. as they face tear gas, bullets and profound bloodshed in their continued conflict with Israelis in the Gaza Strip. The state government’s handling of the conflict in Missouri is a point of concern for many across the world as the drama continues to unfold. Frank Ocean articulated some of those suspicions and concerns in a recent blog post:

Singer Frank Ocean Addresses The Unrest & Governor Jay Nixon's Recent Transfer Of Power To State Police In Ferguson, Missouri.

You see that black woman standing up there? I wonder if she was called to stand behind the governor because she’s black. I wonder if i’m supposed to think Missouri’s gov’t is pro-black because of her being stood up there with those other black men being all black and everything. I wonder if she was off the clock while she stood up there. If she was off the clock..then i wonder if she was getting paid for her time off like the guy who shot Michael 8 times. What’s that guy’s name by the way?

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Read more about the killing of Michael Brown and the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri via The New York Times. Click the link below to listen to J. Cole‘s Michael Brown tribute track “Be Free.”

>>>Clike Here To Listen To J. Cole’s Michael Brown Tribute Track “Be Free”<<<


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