Jesse Williams

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Jesse Williams Directs Mamie and Emmett Till Film

The film is based on the story of Mamie Mobley Till, whose decision to give her son Emmett an open-casket funeral drew worldwide attention to White supremacist violence in America.

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How Your Faves Really Feel About the #Inauguration

The Obamas’ departure from the White House and Donald Trump’s first day as president compelled many entertainers of color to speak their minds on social media. They didn’t hold back.

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Blackout For Human Rights Hosts Black Friday Boycott, Events

#BlackOutBlackFriday will be supported by movie screenings and panel discussions in three cities.

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Michelle Alexander, Jesse Williams to Feature at Inaugural 'Many Rivers To Cross' Festival, the human rights organization founded by musician and longtime activist Harry Belafonte, just announced the new arts and social justice festival.

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Petition Created to Fire Jesse Williams for 'Racist Rant'

The creator tagged the petition #AllLivesMatter.

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Beyoncé and K-Dot, Sheila E. and More Tear Down the House at BET Awards

From Usher to Future to Janelle Monáe, the top Black artists and performers reigned supreme at the awards ceremony.

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Watch the BET Awards Speech That Sparked #JesseWilliamsAppreciationDay

“Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.”

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Black Lives Matter Organizer Jasmine Richards Convicted of 'Attempted Lynching'

The charge stems from an August incident where Richards and other Pasadena, California, activists tried to remove a Black woman from police custody.

Documentary on Black Lives Matter Movement to Air Tonight

Jesse Williams and Laurens Grant’s “Stay Woke” will explore the movement via interviews with the founders and other activists.

Jesse Williams to Produce and Star in Harry Belafonte Biopic

The activist and actor also has two documentaries in the works.

WATCH: Blackout For Human Rights' New #JusticeForFlint Short Doc

“The Truth About Flint” features appearances from Musiq Soulchild, Jesse Williams, Flint mayor Karen Weaver and Flint residents.  

PHOTO ESSAY: How to Survive in Flint

An intimate look at how the Michigan city’s water disaster is disrupting everyday life

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Actor Jesse Williams Breaks Down Sandra Bland and Racist Hypocrisy in 24 Tweets

The actor and activist is no stranger to weighing in on racism, but these 24 tweets might be some of his best statements yet. 

Black Hollywood Speaks Out About Police Violence

Actors, activists and the religious community are coming together to bring attention to the extrajudicial killings of black men.

Jesse Williams on Ferguson: 'We Are Not Treated Like Human Beings'

He’s outraged and he thinks you should be, too.

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Jesse Williams Speaks Out on Jordan Davis Murder

“It is not a black problem,” the actor said.

'Grey's Anatomy' Actor Jesse Williams Offers Tips On How To Portray Slavery

Actor Jesse Williams, known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” just published an essay on that juxtaposes the Quentin Tarantino films “Django Unchained” with “Inglorious Basterds,” the 2009 fantasy involving a band of American soldiers taking revenge against the Nazis.

Williams asks why “Django Unchained” included stereotypical and graphic images of black slaves while “Inglorious Basterds” avoided much of that imagery.