In just a few weeks, society as we knew it has been thrown into complete turmoil. While the images that we see on social media these days may be unsettling, sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can come together and I believe I speak for everyone reading this when I say we outside and it's time that people in powerful positions pull TF up.
During this time of social unrest, it's become clear that silence is mad loud and it's important that we remember who was a member of the movement when all of this is over. The black dollar is valuable as f*ck and after the dust settles, we won't forget the support (and lack thereof) of the celebrities that fought for our right to exist.
Along with Keke Palmer, Kehlani, and Miguel, who stood in solidarity with protestors to storm the streets of LA, was Insecure's Kendrick Sampson, a longtime activist who was brutally attacked and shot with rubber bullets by LAPD officers during a peaceful protest further proving that even celebrities are not immune to the disease that is systemic racism.
Keke, Kehlani, Kendrick, and Miguel aren't the only celebrities who are on the frontlines fighting the good fight, and their dedication makes us love our faves even more.
From J. Cole to Tessa Thompson, here are 15 celebrities who are doing their part when it comes to combatting racial injustice:
Meagan Good & Devon Franklin
Michael B. Jordan
"This country was built on the backs of our ancestors––backs that had a target the entire time and this month is no different with more black lives caught in the crosshairs. Too many look at us as public enemies, only some see us as humans, and yet we need to be superhuman just to survive. We must strategize, organize, and train ourselves as we demand more. One arrest isn't enough. This is just the beginning."
J. Cole out here protesting with the people. He’s living his raps 🙏🏾 https://t.co/LseTbMUszy— BlackySpeakz (@BlackySpeakz)1590890744.0
“Look I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this but, f**k that.” John Boyega. https://t.co/KPFDUUFGlM— The Nikki Diaries (@The Nikki Diaries)1591193409.0
"I'm speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don't know if I'm going to have a career after this, but fuck that. Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process. We don't know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don't know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we're going to make sure that won't be an alien thought to our young ones."
I love @KekePalmer. She’s out in the streets of LA talking with the National Guard. https://t.co/7iZ2tvubXn— Anthony Dominic (@Anthony Dominic)1591137553.0
"A very peaceful group of us protesters had pepper spray bombs thrown at us! In the post right before this one you can hear the music and peaceful chanting right before we were had bombed! SMH -What a shame to try to silence the people once again."
Chance The Rapper
"Peaceful to violent. The violence comes entirely from LAPD. You can hear the commander yell 'MOVE!'––cop talk for 'F**K EM UP!'––At the end watch THREE COPS coming at me as I defend someone on the ground they were beating!!!"
"Ultimately if we want the kind of change that addresses the root of the problem, we cannot lead with our anger or rage. Human history across cultures and civilizations prove this. Now is the time to educate ourselves and each other and organize and strategize."
"So fuck your vaccines and masks, you gonna worry about these hands tomorrow cuz you can't sanitize the past. You may have took my last breath. But you'll never colonize my Spirit, Standing there watching while I die .... I can't breathe and you still can't hear it!"
https://t.co/mw4lb1A6LM— Tessa Thompson (@Tessa Thompson)1590883501.0
hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage. all throughout beverly hills and w… https://t.co/8SJQ4vSyRJ— Ariana Grande (@Ariana Grande)1590949706.0
"Hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage. All throughout beverly hills and west Hollywood we chanted, people beeped and cheered along. we were passionate, we were loud, we were loving. cover this too please."
fired rubber bullets at us. we did not breach the line. hands were up. unmoving. and they gassed and fired. https://t.co/K8YauF0APn— h (@h)1590890694.0
Featured image by Instagram/@tinashenow.