In today's age, the voices of social media influencers cannot be discounted. With millions of followers across multiple platforms, their reach is massive, and many of them are using their power to share poignant thoughts in the aftermath of fatal shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Falcon Heights, Minnesota; and Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Chris Classic noted that other races and interest groups are respectfully allowed to show self-pride, but when black people do the same it's perceived as militant and angry:
Demetria Lucas D'oyley called on party promoters to use their massive contact lists to inform and mobilize people for action (and to put black women on their flyers, for a change):
Rob Hill Sr. posted "A Letter to the Hearts of my Generation" on Medium, to remind his followers that "we are not a weak people.":
Paul Carrick Brunson encouraged people to think before they lash out on social media:
DJ Olivia Dope posted a #YourNameHere mix that segues from a Tupac speech into music that speaks to our collective hurt: