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.”
Want to help create change? Head over to joincampaignzero.org.
Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves
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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