Following the tragic shooting deaths of Terence Crutcher, Keith Lamont Scott and most recently, 38-year-old Alfred Olango, who was shot and killed in El Cajon, California, Cedric the Entertainer took matters into his own hands and led a Power in Action march through Hollywood, California.
Dozens of peaceful protests have erupted throughout the country, calling for change and demanding police reform, and for Cedric, taking a stance came after asking this very question: “How can I as one person make a difference? How can I create the ripples and become the change?”
Cedric tells HipHollywood exclusively that the birth of Power In Action initially stemmed from a text he sent, suggesting: “I’m fed up. I’m angry. The existing reality is broken. This is unacceptable. I’m going to do something about it.”
The comedian, who was joined by model Eva Marcille for the powerful protest, told us, “One person can do unbelievable things, but change never really happens alone.”
He continued, “Major change has only ever happened when groups of committed and thoughtful people use their voices to effectively introduce a new order. One step at a time, I want to grow those numbers — Power in Action.”
The actor concluded, “The existing reality is broken. The status quo is unacceptable. There has to be alternatives other than fatally shooting unarmed black citizens.”
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