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  Jesse Williams has, seemingly overnight, become one of the most important celebrity voices in the Black Lives Matter movement. Following news of Alton Sterling‘s death at the hands of police in Baton Rouge, the actor and activist took to Twitter to put those justifying the actions of the cops in their place as only he can: https://twitter.com/iJesseWilliams/status/750705238521188352 https://twitter.com/iJesseWilliams/status/750706994735034369 […]

It's been a lit week for Jesse Williams following his passionate speech at last month's BET Awards.

A Change.org petition was recently launched in an effort to get Williams fired from the ABC show Grey's Anatomy.

Grey’s Anatomy producer Shonda Rhimes had a few words to say about that anti-Jesse Williams petition. https://twitter.com/BlackGirlNerds/status/750123358147190784 “Um, people? Boo don’t need a petition,” Rhimes tweeted Monday (July 4). The comment comes after a petition created by a woman named Erin Smith went live this weekend. Smith wanted to gather support to have Williams removed […]

If you are a Drake fan, then you know just how much he loves the ladies and never hesitates to show his appreciation for them, whether it be in his music or fashion choices. Never one to shy away from proclaiming just how awesome black women are, Drizzy was seen wearing a T-shirt that declared […]

  Yet another nonsensical reaction to Jesse Williams after his acceptance speech for his Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. Now, some fans of  his show Grey’s Anatomy are claiming that his “racist” speech was in bad taste, and ant-white, with some even threatening to boycott the long-running show as a result. There is a Change.org petition circulating that has 462 […]

Plus, Prince's "Purple Rain" shirt and blazer sells for $100,000 each and a Black news reporter keeps her cool during racist assault caught on camera.

We're so grateful and inspired by "The Color Purple" author. Thank you.

  Many were inspired by Jesse Williams‘ impassioned speech at last week’s BET Awards, and one of them is the critically acclaimed poet and novelist Alice Walker. The Pulitzer Prize winner (for her classic novel The Color Purple) has written a poem honoring the actor for his incredible speech which he delivered after winning the BET Humanitarian Award for […]

Twitter is still feeling so inspired about his speech that users are calling for June 27 to become Jesse Williams Appreciation Day.

We knew this was coming. After Jesse Williams raised the roof on the BET Awards with a stirring speech about civil justice, Black pride and appropriation, Stacey Dash felt the need to flex her pen to retaliate against it, even going so far as to call him a “plantation slave” for his words. And that’s […]

  Kyrie Irving was the subject of some pretty bad accusations last week, when he was seen in a video of what appeared to be a yacht party attended exclusively white women. https://twitter.com/BigNeechi/status/746406058436997120 The video went viral, as users on Twitter condemned the NBA Champ of racism, and perpetuating the stereotype that NBA stars only go […]