Artistic responses to the Ferguson no-indictment decision add to a long history of the arts being used to spotlight and counter injustice. Kim Diggs writes for North Texas' Star Local Media:
Because the arts have historically been instrumental in pushing agendas for social change, could the same tactics work to affect judicial change?
On Nov. 26, a day after the verdict to not indict Wilson was announced, Buffalo Black, a Dallas-based independent hip-hop artist tweeted a song he'd uploaded to Sound Cloud back in September called “Blood Lines.” The track was described as a tribute to Brown... Many of the lyrics in the song were written as if he was, at that moment, the voice of the African-American community, speaking out of frustration from witnessing and experiencing similar situations.