Cedric the Entertainer is taking to the streets in protest against police brutality and the treatment of Black men in America.
The comedian was front and center of a march led in Hollywood on Wednesday night following the tragic deaths of Terence Crutcher, Keith Lamont Scott and most recently, 38-year-old Alfred Olango, who was shot and killed in El Cajon, California, earlier this week.
The Power In Action march started at Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles and made its way through Hollywood. The 52-year-old’s efforts weren’t just to demand “police reform,” but to get folks out and voting.
The actor chronicled the march on Instagram, some of the clips showing a group of people shouting, “Hands up, don’t shoot!”
Among the attendees was model and actress Eva Marcille, who also helped lead the peaceful protest.
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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