After signing copies of the “Empire” soundtrack at the FYE in St. Louis, Jussie Smollett headed to Ferguson to visit the site where Mike Brown was gunned down by Officer Darren Wilson and the Quick Trip that was burned down.
He took to his Instagram account to share his experience and issued a call to action to his fans.
Last night I went to #Ferguson. There was no way in hell I could’ve been in St. Louis and not gone. I was ready to go alone. Instead, because of my bro @malikyoba I was shown around by these brothers @marlonlee80 of the #UrbanLeagueStLouis and @maverickmediagroup. I spent time at the exact spot where Michael Brown was murdered and left to rot. I saw the quick trip that was burned to the ground and will be rebuilt as a community center. I saw the burned buildings and businesses that no longer exist on the west Florissant strip. I say all this not for some sort of praise because I don’t deserve that. I say it as a pledge. I will be back and will continue to come back. There is a systematic breakdown in our society because of what the system was built upon from the start. Together we can change all of that. So much work to do but I promise after seeing and feeling it, I will never be the same. #HappySunday fam. Make a change today and every day after. #LOVE
Last night at #JazzInTheGarden I had the joy of seeing some of the greatest artists but the true honor was meeting @sybrinafulton the beautiful and courageous activist/mother to Jahvaris Fulton and #TrayvonMartin she said “I’m so proud of you. You’re using your voice. Keep doing that. Don’t stop.” I won’t stop Miss Sybrina. Long as you are riding, I’m riding with you. Happy monday beautiful peeps. Make a change in some way today. #LOVE by @artbyalyx
It’s great to see Jussie Smollett is more than just an actor and a singer.
Jussie genuinely cares about his community and wants to be a part of the change we all need and want to see.
Kudos to him!