Deray McKesson has always done more than let his Twitter fingers do all the talking. On Wednesday (Feb. 3), the Black Lives Matter activist announced that he is entering the race for mayor of Baltimore.
Macklemore‘s new song, “White Privilege II” talking—along with Iggy Azalea feeling a ways—and that’s the point. Black Lives Matter activist Deray McKesson reached out the Seattle rapper for further clarity about the intentions behind the song.
On Sunday (Dec. 13), activist and New York Daily News writer Shaun King posted a video of the Nicholas Robertson shooting which seemed to garner a negative response from many. Somehow, this all morphed into a visible shouting match between King and fellow activists Johnetta “Netta” Elzie and Deray McKesson that got personal at times.
Activist Deray McKesson has been one of the most vocal champions against police violence and brutality, especially in cases where Black people have suffered at the hands of the authorities. At Sunday night’s 2015 MTV Video Music Awards show, actress Rebel Wilson made a joke referencing police that McKesson didn’t appreciate.
On Monday, dream hampton unveiled what many viewed as an unwarranted critique of activist Deray McKesson and his acceptance of an invitation to speak by Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. After Black Twitter chimed in with their reaction to hampton’s initial volley of words, it appears that the longtime writer and author might have a bit of […]
Writer dream hampton might have upset the balance of the Black Twitter online space earlier Monday after she was critical of Deray McKesson. Earlier, McKesson agreed to meet with Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, which prompted hampton to suggest that the prominent activist was not a true member of the #BlackLivesMatter (BLM) movement.
Deray McKesson and his ongoing presence as an active voice in civil rights activism has garnered him both high praise and sharp criticism in a short time. Over the weekend, that criticism reached an angry zenith when online trolls and other enemies of McKesson’s aims attacked him online.