Following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, the country was rocked with protests and demands for justice. While their deaths, by no means, were the first of their kind, the constant cycle with seemingly no relief in sight was perhaps what caused celebrities to take a stand like never before.
Black Hollywood was reported to have had a secret meeting to discuss a course of action and ways to help. Michael Jordan recently donated $2 million dollars to aid in police and community relations, and Carmelo Anthony united community leaders and police for an open, honest discussion just last week.
While there’s no appropriate approach to how one should speak out on these matters, some celebrities have opted to take the creative route. Jay Z recently dropped a song discussing the issue and today (August 1) Taye Diggs has penned a poem. The poem which tells the story of a young boy finding his parents watching a news report about a man being shot by police and wondering if he’d be forced to suffer the same fate.