Rise Up: Celebrity Protesters

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  • Keke Palmer
  • J. Cole
  • Nelly
  • Kanye West
  • Russell Simmons
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Rosie Perez
  • Beyoncé, Jay Z
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Sean Penn
  • Danny Glover
  • Jessica Alba
  • Harry Belafonte
  • J. Cole, Keke Palmer


The civil unrest in Ferguson, MO, really hit home for the rapper, who was raised in nearby St. Louis. Nelly spent time with protesters in Ferguson this week, appealing for calm and telling locals, "We need to have a plan."  

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