Artists are taking to social media and expressing their thoughts and opinions about the injustices that are going on in our Nation. According to The Huffington Post, Sean “Diddy” Combs has been especially vocal about current events. The entertainment mogul took to his Instagram account in August to issue a message to President Barack Obama as tensions between protesters and police escalated in Ferguson, Missouri. And this Wednesday, Combs voiced his frustration over the recent non-indictments of police Officers Darren Wilson in Ferguson and Daniel Pantaleo in Staten Island, New York.
Shortly after a grand jury announced Wednesday that Pantaleo would not be indicted for the death of Eric Garner in a prohibited police chokehold, Combs, 45, once again used his Instagram account to broadcast the following message to his 4.5 million followers:
“#WATCH …….I can’t take it anymore! It’s Enough, and enough is enough! Honestly my emotions are all over the place. We as artists, myself included, all have to step up and be better leaders in our communities. It’s a hard burden to bear, but we have been chosen whether we like it or not. We need to do whatever we can in a POSITIVE way, to help unite people of all colors in this injustice! In order to be successful, it is very important that we have a well ORGANIZED, STRATEGIC plan. This is super important in order for us to make change!! REAL organization, REAL strategy and a TRUE commitment to not forget and move on like we usually do when the news stops reporting. This has to stop and we as a people are the only ones that can stop it. I truly do not have the right to preach, but I do have the right to speak. #EricGarner #MikeBrown #UNITE”
See the video here: