"We plan to use this tragic event as a tool, a stimulant to change the culture".
Drake has spoken out against the killing of Alton Sterling by police in Louisiana, saying it points to a larger problem.
He also tweeted video of protesters standing in the street and obstructing traffic at the intersection of West 42nd Street and Broadway.
Protesters gathered across the country Thursday to express outrage at the shooting deaths of two black men by police less than 48 hours apart.
"It's insane. It hurts to see other people going through what we're going through right now", said Quinyetta McMillon, who is the mother of Alton Sterling's oldest son, Cameron Sterling.
"Four previous "use of force" complaints were lodged against the two white police officers... and they were cleared in all of them, according to internal affairs documents released Thursday".
At least three gunshots then ring out on the video clip, followed by the sound of a woman screaming and crying and a man asking whether "they shot him". Last night, pop star Beyonce had a moment of silence for Sterling and Castile during her concert in Glasgow, Scotland and posted an open letter on her website that said "stop killing us".
"Let me just say we have extraordinary appreciation and respect for the vast majority of police officers who put their lives on the line to protect us every single day", Obama stated.
"It looked like an execution", said Ismael Dejesus, describing what he saw when he poked his head out of his hotel balcony in downtown Dallas and saw a man kill a police officer. The man was wounded by police. While she cited the police deaths, she also named black Americans who had died in racially tinged incidents such as Trayvon Martin in Florida and Sandra Bland in Texas. The juvenile cut his chin.
Salamoni's complaints involved punching a black man on August 5, 2015, when he tried to grab the officer's stun gun and a vehicle pursuit on June 17, 2015, in which a black man was injured when he crashed into a retaining wall.
The Justice Department said on Wednesday it would conduct a civil rights investigation into Sterling's death.
Austin James, 25, said that working at a largely minority charter school in Harlem has shown him how incidents of police brutality affect everyone in the community, including children and family members.
Cops pinned Sterling to the ground - and that's when someone shouts, "He's got a gun".