Cedric the Entertainer Calls for Social Justice

Supporters of the movement include Eva Marcille, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin.

L-R- Cedric The Entertainer, Eva Marcille, Steve Jones

Black Hollywood is not standing by on the sidelines when it comes to the recent murders of unarmed Black men by local law enforcement agencies. Last night, they showed up in numbers in front of the CNN building in solidarity for social justice.

Comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer was behind the rally for Black Hollywood’s elite to come together. The entertainer wants to see a change after the recent murders of the unarmed Terrence Crutcher, Keith Lamont Hill and Alfred Olango at the hands of law enforcement.

Supporters of the movement include model/actress Eva Marcille (“America’s Next Top Model”), actor Kendrick Sampson (“How to Get Away With Murder”) Tina Knowles-Lawson, Meagan Good, DeVon Franklin, Robi Reed, Jim and Monique Brown, Omar and Keisha Epps and Russell Simmons. Other celebrities in attendance included Kym Whitley, Claudia Jordan, Elise Neal, and Gabrielle Dennis (“Rosewood”).

At the rally, a newly formed non-profit organization, Artistic Alliance for Justice (AAJ) put forth its mission which is to utilize their collective resources and push initiatives that invoke positive social and political change.

Cedric The Entertainer speaks at the rally

AAJ welcomed the mothers of police inflicted tragedies to take a moment of silence for the loss of their loved ones including the mothers/grandmothers of Wakeisha Wilson (killed Easter Sunday 2016 by LAPD,) Kendrec McDade (Pasadena City College student killed by Pasadena police in 2012,) and Keith Bursey (killed by LAPD in June 2016 while parked at a convenience store). 

(Photo Credit: Visionary Imaging)

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