“It feels good to be a role model for little girls who don’t often see
natural hair on the red carpet. I’ve wanted to be an actress my whole
life and the none of the women I aspired to be like had natural hair.
Today we have Esperanza Spalding and Solange who always look fierce and are proud
to wear their natural hair. Maybe it’s not a statement for them, but
for me, they showed me that I don’t have to equate fierce and gorgeous
with long, straight hair. I hope there’s a little girl out there who may
see me and say the same thing.”
“What a blessing and an honor to be standing next to these beautiful ladies!! All of which I went to #Juilliard with and look at us standing here at the #BlackWomeninHollywood #Essence event!! God is Great!! And myself, @daniebb3 , and @nikkibeharie are all from SC and passed through the same high school!! #LookatGod”
#BlackOutHollywood - Hit The Floor cast members McKinley Freeman & Logan Browning (I think Robert Riley was there too) were among celebrities like Tyrese, Victoria Rowell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Teyonah Parris and many others who participated in a peaceful march in LA today.
I’m so proud of them and the others who marched. I just had to share. Logan’s close friend Darnell Ampling (seen in the bottom left pic) organized the march.
*Edit* Got a pic of Rob trying to talk sense into somebody at the march. Tell em, Rob!