Michael B. Jordan is using his voice for GREATNESS!
The Black Panther star called out all of Hollywood on Saturday during a passionate and inspiring speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in the Century City area of Los Angeles. And he’s using the #MeToo playbook to call for a major upheaval in how things are done in the entertainment industry. It’s about time!
The protest was just one of many organized in Los Angeles over the weekend — as well as all over the U.S. and world — following the May 25 murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.
Three other officers on the scene were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. None of the accused has entered a formal plea.
“You committed to a 50/50 gender parity in 2020,” he continued. “Where is the challenge to commit to black hiring? Black content led by black executives, black consultants. Are you policing our storytelling as well? Let us bring our darkness to the light.
“Black culture, the sneakers, sports, comedic culture that you guys love so much, we’ve dealt with discrimination at every turn. Can you help fund black brands, companies, leaders, black organizations?” the Black Panther star added. “Will you support a non-profit that has been working to solve problems that our industry has created?
Actor Michael B Jordan speaks to protestors
“Where is the challenge to commit to Black hiring? Black content lead by Black executives, Black consultants.”
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— NICK HAMILTON (@NickHamiltonLA) June 6, 2020