“Seems to me, we don't hear of many incidents of young unarmed white males being gunned down for running away from police, or even for resisting arrest… How many tragic losses of this nature must we endure before we're called to conscience on this issue.”
Ferguson, MO. native, Michael McDonald, weighs in on the wider problems relating to the shooting of Michael Brown. (Twitter)
“We're the monster that now refuses to be dismissed, overlooked,& ignored. We were brought to this place,unaware of our own cultures,religion,&traditions therefore,we created our own. Now look at us. For years we've been crying out for the nation to address the substandard education systems & disparaging treatment of our citizens in communities across America. Our people have had an increasing lack of opportunities for generations. There have been homes broken,lives shattered,and futures lost on your watch….unanswered. Look at us. How long can u expect a nation/race/generation of people to be blatantly disrespected?”
T.I. took the ongoing troubles in Ferguson as an opportunity to speak out for, and to, African Americans all over the country. (Instagram)
“This shit ain't right. Obama, get on a plane — it's serious. These are your people, baby. These are your people.”
Diddy pleads with Obama to intervene in the Ferguson troubles. (Instagram)
[jump] “You're still a young man, and you can still do a lot if you follow and abide by the law.”
U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones, while sentencing Gucci Mane to a three-year prison sentence for firearm offences.
“Furthermore, I'm challenging Jack Black, John Travolta and Stephen King. You have 24 hours.”
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters' Carrie-parody ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS is well worth the waste of water. Brilliant!
“I don’t know much about music or any kinds of musical concepts. So I really just do the kinds of things my hands are capable of. I don’t have much dexterity, I can’t do anything fancy.
Actor Michael Cera released an album called True That, and is clearly brimming with enthusiasm about it. (Stereogum)
“Ok after watching @NICKIMINAJ Anaconda 37times I only have one word to sum up my feelings. DAMNNNNN!!!!!!”
Sir Mix-A-Lot's anaconda don't want none unless you've got buns, hon. (Twitter)
“We played up in Northern California last year, up there where all the good weed grows. I think when we left the concert, there were probably eight or 10 pounds of weed on the stage.”
Willie Nelson doesn't need to buy his own weed… (Rolling Stone)
“…whoever keeps putting the few quotes i said early in my career about drugs back into my wikipedia page is an asshole. I don’t want that to be part of my narrative, and if it has to be I want people to know that i hate hard drugs. All they’ve ever done is kill my friends and cause me to be unproductive.”
Grimes wants you to know that she's not into drugs, regardless of what she might have previously stated. (Tumblr)
And finally, Happy 56th Birthday to Madonna, who posted this on her Instagram to celebrate: