12:13 PM PT — Killer Mike’s call with the community leaders and grassroots organizers has wrapped up, and his mission was accomplished … they had a large platform to inform the public of vital work being done to end racism, and how people can help.
Among the main talking points were the importance of voting out politicians who don’t support the cause, supporting black businesses, and striving to end police brutality … but there was so much more. The speakers also included Gary Davis and Latonya Gates, along with the others below.
Killer Mike‘s hosting a virtual meeting with grassroots leaders to highlight all the ways they’re working to address systemic racism … and TMZ’s live streaming it.
The rapper and activist’s media call comes as the U.S. just experienced the 7th straight night of protests and unrest over the brutal killing of George Floyd and the mistreatment of black people in America.
The discussion will include the following grassroots organizers — Judith Browne Dianis of the Advancement Project National Office, Pastor Michael McBride of Black Church PAC and LIVE FREE gun violence prevention campaign, Nse Ufot of the New Georgia Project, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar of Racial Justice NOW, and Desmond Meade of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.
Mike mesmerized the country a few days back — as violent riots broke out in Atlanta and across the country — with an impassioned speech at a news conference with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
He made it clear he empathized with the rage being demonstrated but urged people to work toward a solution without violence … advising them to “plot, plan, strategize, organize and mobilize.”
Mike’s call with the grassroots leaders is intended to elevate that message even more. The Zoom call’s scheduled to begin at 2 PM ET.
Originally published — 10:30 AM PT