Michael B. Jordan Calls On Hollywood To Hire More Black People In Protest Speech

"Black culture, the sneakers, sports, comedic culture that you guys love so much, we've dealt with discrimination at every turn.

Michael B. Jordan Calls On Hollywood To Hire More Black People In Protest Speech
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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!

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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.

The incident was caught on camera and went viral. The officer involved, Derek Chauvin, has since been fired and charged with second-degree murder.

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.

Addressing the crowd the actor said: “I have used my power to demand diversity, but it’s time the studios, the agencies… do the same.

“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.

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“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?

Jordan, who recently starred in Just Mercy — a film that sheds light on systemic racism and the racial injustice within the criminal justice system in the United States  then urged everyone to vote, saying that it has “never been more important than it is today.”
We love this, he is on point! And exactly correct in his demands and plans! Love to see Hollywood stars fighting the power and working for a better world like this… it’s so inspiring!!!

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