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Jesse Williams Just Won The Melania Trump Hashtag Game

The Huffington Post | Karli Bendlin | Posted 07.19.2016 | Entertainment

After Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s speech at the Republican National Convention, Twitter went off using the hashtag #F...

From Dallas To The B.E.T. Awards: Was The Revolution Televised?

Kanene Holder | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Kanene Holder

"Fellow great Americans, hello This is heritage for my medicine" - Kendrick Lamar The greatest tragedy of human existence is the illusion of separate...

More Than 100 Black Celebrities Gather For Private Townhall On Race

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices

A photo posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:24am PDT In the aftermath of the unjust events that have taken place ...

We Need To Rethink The Role Of Police In Our Lives

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Center for Community Change Action

To those who think deeply about police reform, restructuring the police's role in America would mean abandoning the broken window approach to policing, focusing on crime prevention, decriminalizing poverty and investing less in militarized police departments and more in youth services.

Our Brand is Crisis.

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Take a breath and keep your peace. If you do not know peace, try to remember how to pray. If you do not know how to pray, be silent. Those who seek truth will find what we Christians call Jesus Christ. And He can help us bear all things.

More Shots Fired... So What's Next? Apparently, More Shots Fired

Justin C. Young | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices
Justin C. Young

Before we could even process the bloodshed from one incident, there is another. Think about how many times this happens without video. We are shocked by the loss of life, one after the other, and their horrific videos on display, going viral.

JESSE WILLIAMS: A RISING STAR AMONG A NEW GENERATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS

Marc H. Morial | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

Williams' commitment to social justice is rooted in part in his background as a schoolteacher in struggling low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia. He follows in the footsteps of his parents, both of whom have worked as public school teachers.

It's Open Season On Black Men... Again

Benjamin Evans III | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Benjamin Evans III

Dr. King's words remain vital even 60 years later. The fight today is much more than just about race. It's about who has the power. And the old guard is fighting tooth and nail to keep the power and keep things the way they are.

How to Win at Racism.

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

First things first. While Jesse Williams seems like an upstanding guy by all accounts, I think it's pretty safe to say that Williams is a kind of anomaly, perhaps that's why his version of "truth-telling" made an impact in the news cycle. Or did it? I mean, was he playing another kind of predictable role?

Shonda Rhimes Shuts Down Jesse Williams Haters With One Tweet

The Huffington Post | Karli Bendlin | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment

Shonda Rhimes has somehow managed to shut down the Jesse Williams haters and secure the return of Williams' fan favorite "Grey's Anatomy" character al...

Jesse Williams And Freedom: Love Note To A Tradition

Shana L. Redmond, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Black Voices
Shana L. Redmond, Ph.D.

This is a wish for more artists who trust themselves and us enough to be visionary, to be courageous, and to ask tough questions of their art and careers.

3 Things Every Black Man Should Take Away from Jesse Williams' BET Acceptance Speech

Brandon Patterson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices
Brandon Patterson

As a black man watching Williams' speech, the emotion that I encountered first was that of shamefulness. I began to ask myself: Could I ever be that selfless?

Dear Tomi Lahren: Take Several Seats

Kim Kane | Posted 07.01.2016 | Entertainment
Kim Kane

Tomi, please consider the following: your tone displayed a total lack of compassion. Your words displayed a lack of understanding. Your arguments displayed a lack of research.

The Day After Jesse

Paul A. Bromley | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Paul A. Bromley

Jesse gave us the Blueprint and I for one am proud of him, his courage and his dedication to the empowerment of his people.

Why We Shouldn't Let Colorism Overshadow Jesse Williams' Activism

Brennan DuBose | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Brennan DuBose

We cannot let our insecurities, our biases, or our unconscious unremitting to the defaulting of looking at our own lives through White lenses hinder, halt, or detour, the need for justice and freedom.

Jesse Williams Is Right: We Need to Do Better

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 06.28.2016 | Women
Jodi Meltzer

Even today, I am sure at least one white person would stare at the black man in the same restaurant, just like my brother did. It's sad, but it's reality. We are not colorblind; we are not all one race. I wish we were, but we are not. Jesse Williams is right.

Dear BET Awards, Why Did You Think It Was Okay To Appropriate Asian Culture?

Anthony Berteaux | Posted 07.02.2016 | Black Voices
Anthony Berteaux

To be Asian-American today is to expect cultural appropriation -- and unabashed, openly celebrated Orientalism -- from a greater, whiter America with ...

14 Truly Unforgettable Moments From The 2016 BET Awards

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

The 16th Annual BET Awards aired on Sunday and it was lit for so many reasons. The night was filled with special moments that reminded us how hilariou...

Justin Timberlake Totally Missed The Point Of Jesse Williams' BET Speech

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

One of the highlights of Sunday night's BET Awards was, without a doubt, the acceptance speech Jesse Williams gave for his Humanitarian Award. The ac...

Jesse Williams: 'Just Because We're Magic, Does Not Mean We're Not Real'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices

Jesse Williams delivered a super woke speech at the BET Awards on Sunday. The actor and activist was rightfully presented with the Humanitarian award...

Jesse Williams Set To Be Honored With Humanitarian Award At The 2016 BET Awards

E Online | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.21.2016 | Black Voices

While Jesse Williams deserves plenty of praise for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey's Anatomy, it's his work away from the camera that will be re...

Jesse Williams Has A Gif For Every Situation In Hilarious 'Funny Or Die' Video

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.09.2016 | Black Voices

Jesse Williams, actor, activist, and woke bae, has teamed up with "Funny or Die" in a hilarious parody video. In the clip, published on Wednesday, Wil...

Jesse Williams Wants You To ‘Stay Woke’ In New Film On Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.17.2016 | Black Voices

Jesse Williams wants the world to wake up. In a new documentary titled "Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement," the well-respected actor and act...

A Week of Parties, Primaries, Protests and Purpose

Tracy Hoover | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

If you're like me, your dinner table, water cooler and social media conversations this week included Chris Rock quotes, primary predictions and a good...

Ryan Coogler and Jesse Williams On The Purpose Behind #JusticeForFlint

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.26.2016 | Black Voices

Director Ryan Coogler's Black Out For Human Rights initiative announced on Tuesday its plans to hold a free benefit event to aid the residents affecte...