How Black Hollywood Has Used Its Platforms for Social Change

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Kendrick Sampons BLM, Ossie Davis
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Black entertainers don’t always have the luxury of merely focusing on their craft without the inclusion of activism. From the civil rights movement to the Black Lives Matter movement, Black Hollywood has spent decades on the front lines calling out oppressive systems both inside and outside of the entertainment business, standing against systemic racism, and reshaping the landscape and opening doors for future generations. Acts of resistance have taken on many forms in Black Hollywood over the years, but has always been anchored in a commitment to liberation.