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Gabrielle Union Has a Message for Celebrities Who Don’t Speak Out on Injustices

In a Sept. 23 interview with Black Tree TV, actress Gabrielle Union talks about the importance of Black entertainers using their platform to fight injustice.

“The Birth of a Nation” actress tells reporters that Black entertainers often fear losing their wealth and/or their career if they speak out.

“… One of my biggest heroes [is] Jesse Williams. Not only does he do the work but he talks the talk, walks the walk. And he creates avenues for so many more people … Everyone on this carpet is here because we believe in Black resistance. We believe in Black liberation and fighting oppression, calling it out. And I hope that once people realize that you can still have a career, still have a brand and stand up for injustice.”

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