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Emotional, powerful and monumental are just three words to describe this past weekend’s global Women’s March.

Millions of women gathered around the world to march for women’s rights, human rights and to let their voices be heard. Dozens of celebrities even attended marches in their respective cities and hundreds more took to social media in solidarity.

HipHollywood caught up with a few women in Hollywood to talk about why the march was not only life changing, but imperative. “It really moved me to write and I’m excited for what’s to come,” Kelly Rowland told us wile on the red carpet for Lifetime’s Love By The 10th Date premiere. “We are demanding to be heard. You are going to hear us.”

Actress and comedian Niecy Nash explained that Saturday’s event was “beautiful.” Nash also suggested, “It just goes to show you what we can do when we come together. So many TV shows showing women being divisive and catty and mean towards each other. But when you come together for a common goal … my God.”

Meagan Good, who stars alongside Rowland in the upcoming Lifetime movie, said we need “more of that.” She told us, “We need more support of each other, more of us that are like minded coming together, fighting back. We need each other. It’s an important time.”

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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