Honoree Aja Naomi King accepts the ‘Lincoln Shining Star Award’ onstage at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 23, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
It’s hard right now. I can’t stand social media, I can’t stand what they’re looking at. I can’t stand what they think is reality. Unfortunately, kids don’t care. They don’t care. They have to see something that’s going to scare them. They need to see something that’s frightening. I want them to understand it. I would do anything to be able to have a good influence on this generation but I definitely relate to everything that was going on.