June 27, 2016
We knew Jessie Williams was woke but . . . DAMN! Like seriously, has this brother ever slept? Does he own a bed? Last night, the “Grey’s Anatomy Actor” took to the BET Awards stage to accept a Humanitarian award and instead of the normal “thanks” and shout outs, your boy said everything you’ve every wanted to say about being Black in this country — only better because, hey, it’s Jessie.
Seriously, he hit every button:
Black Lives Matter? “I don’t want to hear anymore about how far we’ve come when paid public servants can pull a drive-by on a 12-year-old playing alone in a park in broad daylight, killing him on television and then going home to make a sandwich.”
Materialism? “Now dedicating our lives, to get money, to give it right back for someone’s brand on our body, when we spent centuries praying with brands on our bodies, and now we pray to get paid, for brands on our bodies.”
Black Leadership’s Reliance on Religion? “Freedom is always coming in the hereafter, but, you know what the hereafter is a hustle. We want it now.”
We literally could go on and on, but we really can’t do it justice. So, like us, watch it again for the 900th time right here.
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TELL US: What was your favorite part of his speech? What point did he make that needs to be made louder in our community?