Despite what #45 says, the #TakeAKnee Movement is about standing up to the police brutality and racial injustice  happening in this country right now. Started by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year, the notion of kneeling during the National Anthem has grown since then into a worldwide movement that has inspired, raised awareness and illuminated the power of our First Amendment right to peaceful protest.

Here are a few brave celebrities who have publicly taken a knee in solidarity with this fight for freedom:

#IStandWithColin: Celebrities That Have Taken A Knee was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Stand For Something By Taking A Knee

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Despite what #45 says, the #TakeAKnee Movement is about standing up to the police brutality and racial injustice  happening in this country right now. Started by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year, the notion of kneeling during the National Anthem has grown since then into a worldwide movement that has inspired, raised awareness and illuminated the power of our First Amendment right to peaceful protest.

Here are a few brave celebrities who have taken a knee in solidarity:

2. Justine Skye

During the Brooklyn Nets season opener at the Barclays Center, the singer took a knee as she sang the National Anthem. #BlackLivesMatter

3. Diddy

Diddy jumped onto Instagram to share words of wisdom with his followers about taking a knee. “If you all do whatever you do in unity, you can’t be stopped. Just do the math, man,” he continued. “Do the math, stick together, stand up for each other, ride with each other because believe me, we’re all we got and it has nothing to do with football or business. Y’all are our stars, y’all represent us, y’all are our strong heroes. So show that strength, please.”

4. Sonequa Martin-Green And The Cast Of CBS’ “Star Trek: Discovery”

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On the show’s premiere night, the entire cast got together to kneel and show the power of numbers!

5. X-Files’ Gillian Anderson And David Duchvoney

Scully and Mulder took a break from chasing aliens to show their support for the fight for freedom!

6. Uzo Aduba

Uzo Abduba from “Orange Is The New Black” jumped on the trend and took a knee.

“It’s that easy. #takeaknee”

7. Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder didn’t just take one knee but he took TWO knees along with one of his sons at the Global Citizen Concert!

8. John Legend

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Musician John Legend took a knee on stage while on his Darkness And Lightness form. What a great way to use your platform!

#TakeaKnee #DarknessAndLightTour #GLORY

10. Tracee Ellis Ross

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“Black-ish” star and Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross shares of a pic on the ‘Gram of her kneeling too.

11. Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams took a knee while performing at a concert in Charlottesville.

12. Jason Winston George And The cast of “Grey’s Anatomy”

Jason Winston George, Shonda Rhimes and the entire “Grey’s Anatomy” cast took a knee.

Whole @greysabc cast & @shondarhimes & #betsybeers #takeaknee to celebrate #300 episodes that changed TV–and changed what people on TV look like

13. Chuck D

The Public Enemy rapper has never been afraid to speak out against the system’s mistreatment of Black people.

14. Nick Cannon

In his “Stand For What?” rap, Cannon breaks it all the way down for the folks in the back!

15. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder

During a performance in September, rock band frontman Eddie Vedder shows that he is a white ally who isn’t afraid to kneel!

17. Bill Russell

Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell rocked his Presidential Medal Of Freedom and took a knee!

18. Solange

During a moving performance at the Hollywood Bowl the “Don’t Touch My Hair” singer did her part!

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