Porsha Williams is following in the footsteps of her great grandfather, activist and Rev. Hosea William, and fighting for civil rights. The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star was on the front lines of the #GeorgeFloyd protests this weekend and shared footage of her getting tear-gassed despite peacefully protesting in Atlanta.
“Did y’all see this? We’re in Atlanta. It’s 7:45 [p.m.]. The curfew is not until 9 o’clock. We out here peacefully protesting and they’re teargassing us for no reason at all, for absolutely no reason at all. Nobody did anything,” she said.
Porsha isn’t the only celebrity taking a definitive stance by joining the protests around the nation. Michael B Jordan, Jamie Fox, Tank, J Cole, Kehlani, Kendrick Sampson, Halsey, Nick Cannon and Ariana Grande have taken to the streets to fight for equal rights under the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Porsha Williams And Other Celebrities On The Front Lines Of The Protests was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
1. J. Cole
J. Cole took to his childhood neighborhood to protest with the people of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The lauded lyricist is consistent with his support for his fellow Black people.
2. Nick Cannon
Activist Nick Cannon is a man of the people, so we’re not surprised to see him marching with the masses.
Tinashe took to the side of a freeway to proudly protect with a #BlackLivesMatters poster.
4. Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson doesn’t just play bad a** characters on screen, she’s bad a** in real life. She stays on the front lines with protestors and uses her platform to raise awareness around social injustice.
5. Michael B. Jordan
“Just Mercy” actor Michael B. Jordan — who also played Oscar Grant in the 2013 film “Fruitvale Station” about the killing of Oscar Grant at the hands of the police — was spotted among protestors rocking a natural fro and black mask.
6. Jamie Foxx
Actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx attended the protests in San Fransisco where he also performed for the crowd before leaving them with this message, “All I wanted to do is let you know that we’re not afraid to stand…we’re not afraid of the moment.”
This poignant photo was taken on Kehlani at the #BlackLivesMatter protests.
8. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande uses her platform to encourage her audience to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. She joined the LA protests on May 30.
9. Kendrick Sampson
“Insecure” star Kendrick Sampson made CNN after he was pelted with rubber bullets, shoved and manhandled by police while joining the protests in LA.