These Black teens are turning 18 in Tamir Rice’s America
These teens grew up in the shadow of Tamir Rice’s death. They've participated in George Floyd protests and want to be businessmen and artists.Some want to change their communities by removing blight and closing the wealth gap between whites and minorities. Others are bound for the military, historically Black colleges or the Ivy League.
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Wilmer Valderrama feels a "great responsibility" to inspire the younger generation.
The 'Navy CIS' star emphasized that it was essential for him to "inspire colored people and create awareness for them" so that the world could "move forward".
told Entertainment Tonight: "[Colored] have a great responsibility right now to continue creating images that our younger generation can look up to and say, 'Hey, that's me or it looks like me'. Now we have to inspire these roles more than ever. We have to inspire young people for other alternatives and create awareness for them. I am happy that we are part of this small contribution ... As colored people we can represent and be proud and hand in hand Hand in hand, because we really have to be on the same side. "
Stacey Abrams talks new census PSA featuring Meryl Streep, Darren Criss, and more
Stacey Abrams talks to EW about the value of the census and helping spearhead a celeb-filled PSA with actors like Meryl Streep, Darren Criss, and more. Abrams is one of many recognizable faces, including Meryl Streep, Darren Criss, Connie Britton, Queen Latifah, Justin Timberlake, and Kerry Washington, participating in the video, which can be seen above. #BeCounted launches this PSA (in both English and Spanish) produced in partnership with NowThis to help raise awareness about the immense power and impact of the United States Census.
The 40-year-old actor admitted that he felt "helpless" and "confused" at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. "When this pandemic broke out, I felt very confused about what my role as an activist and as someone who liked to show up where the conversation needed to be. I felt a little bit helpless and I had to do a little searching and finding out what my role is at this moment ".
But now Harness, an organization he founded in 2016 with America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams, has started its 2020 census campaign, and Wilmer insisted that it was vital for people to participate. "The next phase is that we have to register for voting. If you have the right to vote, you have to go out there. The same fire, the same passion, we have to get to the ballot boxes," said Wilmer.
Colton Underwood and More Bachelor Nation Stars React to Tayshia Adams Replacing Clare Crawley .
Colton Underwood, Evan Bass and more stars from Bachelor Nation react to news that Tayshia Adams is replacing Clare Crawley as The BacheloretteAs E! News reported this Monday, the former season 23 contestant is set to replace Clare Crawley as this season's Bachelorette. As a source explained, "The producers have told [Tayshia] that the season will still lead with Clare and her short-lived journey, and will show Clare falling in love with one of her suitors.