Hip-Hop Reacts to the One-Year Anniversary of Mike Brown’s Death

It’s been one year since the killing of Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. The event will forever be linked to the issue of race and police officer relations in the modern era of the Unites States. Riots and protests erupted in the St. Louis suburb all last summer, and by November a Grand Jury in that state officially declined to press charges against Wilson, something that still burns people up 365 days later. Today, all over the nation, people are holding memorials, both big and small, in hopes of lifting the name of the late teen.Check out what some members of the hip-hop community had to say about the anniversary on Twitter, below.—A year ago #MikeBrown ‘s life was taken for no reason good enough. … Now we fight to change America in his honor. In memory of— COMMON (@common) August 9, 2015#mikebrown #neverforget FUBAR tonight— Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) August 9, 2015Let's show the #Ferguson community that we stand with them! Send your message of solidarity + love using #DearFerguson!— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 9, 2015RT @esquire: Michael Brown was killed exactly 1 yr ago today. This is his father's story: http://t.co/ZKohJJY47I pic.twitter.com/YROzMiFR2f— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) August 9, 2015A year ago today, Michael Brown was killed by the State and left on the ground for hours. As if he belonged to nobody. Let us never forget.— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) August 9, 2015Do remember. pic.twitter.com/nOjv7AFq3y— CAPRICORN MC (@Cappadonna) August 9, 2015Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the #mikebrown shooting ? pic.twitter.com/vdymB9Wpwl— Power 105.1 (@Power1051) August 9, 20151 YEAR AGO TODAY. May Our Young Brother Be Resting In Power. God Bless His Parents And Family.… https://t.co/bhNjrTOyZu— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 9, 20151YEAR AGO TODAY! #REALITY https://t.co/XEWmUNjTe1— Trick Trick (@TRICKTRICKGS) August 9, 2015Police Officers do not have the right to kill someone, "Guilty" or "Innocent".— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 9, 2015Today rest in peace #MikeBrown https://t.co/oa8EJJQUcI— War Machine III (@TefPoe) August 9, 2015"Rest In Paradise Young King" Mike Brown 1yr Anniversary https://t.co/ovBHpFImuX— KILLA KYLEON (@KILLAKYLEON) August 9, 2015One year ago Mike Brown was murdered by Officer Darren Wilson, and the world hasn't been the same since pic.twitter.com/OWWSXgVfME— Jasiri X (@jasiri_x) August 9, 2015