Thu, 21 April 2016
My Interview with DeRay Mckesson [Black Lives Matter; Mayoral Candidate Baltimore] Was Not What I Expected
DeRay Mckesson [@DeRay] first came to fame for being the outspoken leader of the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri.
He quit his job in Minneapolis, making six-figures, to become what news outlets have called a "professional protestor."
His message has made police violence -- and him -- famous.
He is running for Mayor of Baltimore, the city of his birth and childhood and where he's initiated community programs throughout his life. And, although he's only at 1% in some polls, I've been inspired by DeRay, his focus and precision with activism, and was curious to have a heart-to-heart with him about where life is for him now.
There were some uncomfortable moments in the interview, but on the whole, I think it's a wonderful time capsule of DeRay at age 30, where he's at in his life and his vision for a city that needs one.
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