1. Jesse WilliamsSource:Getty
Actor Jesse Williams is always at the forefront of civil rights issues, using his social media platform to spark change as he enlightens readers with profound statuses that explain the Black plight. As the #BaltimoreUprising continues to make national news, Jesse’s Twitter has become a diary for the Black community.
2. Beyonce Responds To The Baltimore TragedySource:Getty
The singer took to her Instagram to share a photo of a man with an American flag draped over him which bears the name of Black men killed by police officers in America.
3. Beyonce Responds To The Baltimore Tragedy
From the singer’s Instagram: “People are hurting.Join us in supporting the NAACP to help in the cleanup efforts and to provide housing, food and supplies to those affected by the unrest in Baltimore. http://beyonce.lk/naacp “
4. Carmelo Anthony Took To Instagram to Express His Thoughts On Baltimore
“We all want Justice. And our city will get the answers we are looking for. My deepest sympathy goes out to the GRAY Family. To see my city in a State of Emergency is just shocking. We need to protect our city, not destroy it. What happens when we get the answers that we want, and the media attention is not there anymore? We go back to being the same ol Baltimore City again. If not yourself,Think about the youth…”
Rapper Young Jeezy took President Obama to task on Instagram. “P.S. Mr. President, I’m sure your fancy dinner was nice and all, but it’s over now. Time to go to work…unless it’s out of your hands, then we will handle it,” he wrote.
Poetic MMG artist Wale is one of the few rappers who uses their platform to educate his fans and enlighten his listeners. Following the uprising in Baltimore, Wale visited Frederick Douglass High School to talk to the teens about the riots that caused them to miss school.
7. Wale Makes A Surprise Visit To Baltimore High School
“Regardless of what’s happened out here, these are the young leaders of tomorrow and they have to look in the mirror and see something better than what they’re being perceived as on TV,” Wale said. “We need each other. We need our community leaders to come step forward and we need these kids to understand that somebody believes in them.”
8. Jussie SmollettSource:Getty
Jussie Smollett doesn’t only play an outspoken character on Empire, the actor is socially conscious in real life and using his social media platform to take down meat heads like Donald Trump.
9. Jussie Smollett Takes Down Donald Trump
You r the most ignorant man on the planet. A media whore w/ purchased intelligence. Disgusted to call u an American. https://t.co/ZBeRG2qLV0— Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) April 28, 2015
10. Jussie Smollett Takes Down Donald Trump
Way to try & clean it up. Obviously your handlers who aren't much brighter than u got to u. Please keep quiet Trump. https://t.co/8HCa1ciGZd— Jussie Smollett (@JussieSmollett) April 28, 2015
Musician Questlove translated the verbiage being used by White outlets to describe Blacks.
12. David BannerSource:Getty
David Banner is another outspoken celeb, who uses his fame to educate the youth about Black oppression. His tweets about the #BaltimoreUprising continue to detail the media’s biased coverage of the “riots.”
13. Brave WilliamsSource:Getty
“R&B Divas” star Brave visited her hometown and helped clean the streets.
14. Brave Goes To Clean Up Baltimore
15. Khole KardashianSource:Getty
Khloe Kardashian showed her support by posting this image, “Pray For Baltimore.” While her attempt was met with backlash, she’s using her platform to raise awareness around the city in uproar.