Actor-turned-activist Jesse Williams gave a soul-stirring speech at the 2016 BET Awards where he passionately denounced racial injustice in America. That same year, the “Grey’s Anatomy” star helped produce two documentaries; one about Black Lives Matter and the other about the school-to-prison pipeline. Williams had become Black folk’s favorite politically conscious TV doctor — that is until he divorced his Black wife and began dating white actress Minka Kelly.
Tennis champ Serena Williams has been outspoken in her support for social justice group Black Lives Matter, even when her own sister was screaming “All Lives Matter.” Her loyalty to the Black freedom struggle was questioned by many on social media, however, after she wed Reddit co-founder and investor Alexis Ohanian. The couple recently had their first child.