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MC Lyte is speaking out about the recent unrest in Baltimore and the death of Freddie Gray.

Although citizens across the nation are rightfully angered by rising tensions, Lyte is suggesting that there needs to be “mutual respect” across the board.

“There has to be a better way for police to do what they do and for us as people, as citizens,” Lyte told HipHollywood exclusively. “There needs to be a retraining or something that puts in respect. We just need mutual respect in how it is we are spoken to and how it is that we speak to them [police].”

The 44-year-old continued, “There is so much anger that lives within, at times we are speaking ill mannered to others and when it snaps back on us it’s like we are shocked … I just think that we need a grounds by which everyone is equal but yet we understand the purpose of police and we try to make their jobs easy without giving them the slightest bit of a reason to pull out a gun.”

Gray died on April 19 of spinal injuries, one week after being taken into police custody. On Friday morning, prosecutors confirmed that six officers were charged in the death of Freddie.

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  1. sunni_daze

    May 1, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Sorry Lyte, these officer don’t need a reason to pull out a gun. And to even suggest that the people are at fault shows exactly how out of touch you are. Most of these murders were committed by cops on unarmed black men. There will never be mutual respect, we have never been respected since they stole us from our homes and put on those ships. The plan never changed just the execution.

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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