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Jesse Williams Created A GIF Keyboard App, And It's Lit

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.22.2016 | Black Voices

As if Jesse Williams wasn't amazing enough (what with being a talented actor, fine and woke as hell), he now can add "genius tech entreprene...

Actor Jesse Williams Debunks the Myth of Anti-Militant MLK

Joshua Adams | Posted 01.19.2016 | Black Voices
Joshua Adams

We shouldn't let MLK's legacy be de-radicalized. We can honor his legacy better by understanding what he was actually saying and fighting for. Let's #ReclaimMLK

The Biracial Backlash: Zendaya, Alicia Keys and Other Activists Targeted Over Mixed Race Heritage

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 12.04.2015 | Black Voices
Kimberly Cooper

Backlash is rolling in again over Ebony Magazine's 70th Anniversary Cover. Still wondering if it's possible to highlight biracial/black activists promoting black social justice causes without immediate backlash - from whites and blacks. Who gets to decide? Better yet, who is calling it out?

Activists, Artists and Leaders Talk Purpose in the Amazing Race (of People) | Posted 11.27.2015 | Black Voices

Mr. Harry Belafonte, 88, a legend among men, a king among kings, is the embodiment of Black resistance.

#LiterarySwag Movement Makes It Stylish To Read Books

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Style

Though he might not consider himself a street style photographer, Yahdon Israel has captured a compelling collection of images of folks rocking an acc...

Quentin Tarantino Says He 'Couldn't Care Less' What Black Critics Had To Say About 'Django Unchained'

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices

Quentin Tarantino is apparently unbothered by certain critiques from black people surrounding his 2012 controversial slavery drama, "Django...

Jesse Williams Dispels The 'Angry' Black Person Stereotype

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices

Jesse Williams has a message to be heard: black Americans are not inherently angrier than anyone else. During a recent interview with The Guardian, t...

34 Of Jesse Williams' Most Powerful Quotes, In Honor Of His Birthday

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices

Jesse Williams, actor and outspoken activist, turns 34 today! The "Grey's Anatomy" star has never been one to shy away from speaking out against the r...

Jesse Williams Shares 24 Powerful Tweets On Sandra Bland's Death

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices

Actor Jesse Williams is never one to shy away from discussions on politics and racial justice.  On Wednesday, Williams joined the chorus of...

Actor Jesse Williams Speaks on #BreloVerdict

Joshua Adams | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices
Joshua Adams

After "not guilty" was read as the verdict for Officer Michael Brelo for his part in the shooting death of Black couple Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, "Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams took to Twitter to speak on the verdict.

Jesse Williams: 'There Is Nothing 'Black' About Rioting'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices

Nearly two weeks since expressing his views on “justify-anything” Americans, actor Jesse Williams returned to his personal Twitter account on Mond...

Jesse Williams Calls Out 'Justify-Anything' Americans Who Excuse Police Shootings

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices

In recent years, actor Jesse Williams has been vocal about expressing his frustration surrounding police misconduct and the "criminalization of the bl...

'People Are Awake': Public Figures Discuss The Reality Of Race In America

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.10.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream for racial equality in America has certainly made progress towards becoming a reality. However, while some believe th...

Protesters Shut Down Oakland Train Station

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

As people nationwide actively boycott big businesses on Black Friday, a group of protesters in California forced a temporary shutdown of a BART train ...

#BlackoutBlackFriday: A National Call To Boycott Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have spread nationwide in the past few days, and activists are continuing to speak out against injustice as they plan ...

Defending the Dream in Ferguson: Vest or Vote

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

This past weekend, hundreds took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in continued protests, forums, and demonstrations seeking justice for Mike Brown and other victims as part of the highly organized Ferguson October weekend of civil disobedience.

How Do You Deescalate Ferguson?! No, How Do You Deescalate a National Legacy of Racism and Violence Against Black Men?

Justin C. Young | Posted 10.19.2014 | Black Voices
Justin C. Young

How do you convince the people of Ferguson that we're one American family? How do you convince Michael Brown's grieving parents of our common values and equality under the law? Does the president even believe that what he said is actually true? Healing hasn't happened yet because old wounds were never resolved.

The Silence of the 'Black' White Musicians

Malek Mouzon | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices
Malek Mouzon

It's frustrating to watch white musicians be so ready to have legions of Black dancers/singers behind them, work with Black producers, sing about how "we" do and then be nowhere to be found when a Black tragedy takes the national stage.

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Schools CNN On Michael Brown Case

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices

On television, "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams has saved lives in crisis situations. But his recent activism in the real world far outweighs the...

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Welcomes First Child | Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

Jesse Williams and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee have welcomed their first child together! The 32-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actor and Aryn, 33, named the...

'Grey's' Meets 'Sesame Street'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.17.2013 | TV

Jesse Williams, Jackson Avery on "Grey's Anatomy," recently spent some quality time with "Sesame Street" star Elmo. Williams joined Elmo in the "Wo...

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Expecting First Child

Posted 10.07.2013 | Celebrity

This hunky on-screen doctor is set to be a dad. Jesse Williams and his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, are expecting a baby, according to Us Weekly. This is...

Jaimie Etkin

Who's Getting Fired & Who's Hooking Up On 'Grey's? | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 03.14.2013 | TV

On "Grey's Anatomy," Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams) is boss. The plastic surgeon is now on the board at Seattle Grace, after his mom Catherine Aver...

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Blasts 'Django Unchained'

Posted 02.25.2013 | Black Voices

As this year’s annual Oscar weekend is upon us, it appears that the public is still taking aim at Quentin Tarantino’s highest grossing film, “Dj...

'Grey's' Scoop: Will Alex & Jo Get Together? Is April Moving On?

Posted 01.31.2013 | TV

On last week's installment of "Grey's Anatomy," it looked like April (Sarah Drew) could be moving on from Jackson (Jesse Williams) when a paramedic (J...