When he heard the Darren Wilson decision, he thought of his sons. He feared for their lives. He cried. He hugged his wife. Then he took the stage. With his heart wide open.
Rapper and activist Michael Render (aka Killer Mike) had a show in St. Louis the same night the grand jury decision was announced in the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.
Like a lot of others, Render was hopeful the jury would bring justice to Brown and his family. So when prosecutor Bob McCulloch so casually broke the news that there would be no indictment of officer Wilson, he felt "kicked on his ass."
Instead of the usual hyped-up entry to Queen's "We Are the Champions," Render opened with with a heartfelt reaction and a fiery appeal to every caring soul in the crowd.
Here's the part I want folks to leave with: