Cedric the Entertainer opened up his home earlier this week to over 100 black celebrities to discuss racial tension in America and explore possible solutions.
The meeting Wednesday night included actors, activists, musicians, comedians, and policy makers such as T.I., Omar and Keisha Epps, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Niecy Nash, Kimberly Elise, Tasha Smith, Terrence J, Jesse Williams, Nate Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Tina Lawson, and Compton Mayor Aja Brown.
A few celebrities in attendance posted about their experience on social media.
Tonite a meeting was held. A meeting of African American celebrities at a private location & things were discussed….. Everyone shared their objectives, opinions & views on political, non-political & everyday issues that have plagued us as a people for hundreds of years…… Well, this time we're collectively taking a different approach at burying these problems once & for all. This is a fight for everyone….. Not just blacks, but everyone…. & all races, ethnicities, cities, states, countries & continents were brought up & we had a very peaceful meeting where voices from all entertainment groups were heard & no leaf was left unturned…. We as a HUMAN RACE were all affected with the past weeks tragedies & we ALL want immediate change… So gather as you may, in groups or movements of your choice/race or gather diversified & have theses conversation…. They are all important. Keep an open dialogue with one another & that will resonate in the lives that we are all trying to save going forward, especially OUR YOUTH !!! WE ALL MATTER & tonite we took another stab at the end goal & that is to BETTER THIS WORLD NOW, not just for the moment but to make an impact that will drive out NEGATIVITY & welcome LOVE worldwide…… The haters, naysayers & negative minds will exist… They too will be reformed as time progresses & change presents itself on a world scale…. One day at a time my people….. & as we all prepare ourselves for tomorrow… I will part by saying, I LOVE YOU ALL… Rest well ✌🏾️ #HUNT
Last night over 100 entertainers, activists, & policy makers from all walks united to share information and set strategic steps in an effort to help our community. I vow to continue to use of my voice & platform to spread positive and peaceful change. MUCH more to come…
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With one I respect and appreciate my brother in the cause #TheGame @losangelesconfidential Last night many of us within the black Hollywood community came together to discuss what’s going on in our country and what we can do with our voices and influence to make change. Discussions were had, feelings were expressed, most of all strategies were created. You will continue to see some of us out front others of us will work quietly yet powerfully in other forms behind the scenes but we. are. here. You have all always supported us in our art I want you to know that we feel the pain deeply and we support and are working to make change for our people and ALL people in LIFE. We love you. #creativecoalition #townHallMeeting #yourlifematterstous #blacklivesmatter #lifematters #onelove #wearethehumanrace
The Game also did an interview with TMZ Live providing more details about what was discussed at the meeting. “Once we got all of our opinions out and everybody spoke freely, and was allowed to do so, then we got back to the common goal which is saving each other’s lives,” he said in the interview.
The celebrities agreed to work both in the forefront and behind the scenes, and they will do what they can with their power and influence to help improve change. On Wednesday, athletes used their platform at the ESPYS to send a similar message.