Kerry Washington Talks Michael Brown On Emmy Red Carpet

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While Kerry Washington walked a pre-show Emmy red carpet, an interviewer wanted to talk about the potential of Kerry becoming the first African American to win in the outstanding lead actress in a drama category. Kerry, however, wanted to talk about the story that has dominated headlines: Michael Brown.

When the interviewer asked her question, Kerry opened up, saying, “This has been a really complicated day for me. I started the day watching the funeral services for Michael Brown. And so it’s a lot to wrap your head around being an African American in this country right now.”

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Kerry isn’t the only one speaking out on this issue, either. From John Legend to rapper Nelly, Hollywood hasn’t stayed silent when it comes to this unfolding situation.

Nelly, for instance, stated, “This is a new starting point to fix what is broken and build a new community system to ensure a safer future for our young people.” John Legend, meanwhile, honored Michael at a concert.

Common also spoke about Ferguson while at the 2014 VMAs, saying,
“The people of Ferguson and St. Louis and communities across the country have used their voices to call for justice and change…I want us all to take a moment of silence for Mike Brown and for peace in this country and in the world.”

It’s when we have open and honest conversations that we can work to create change. It’s inspiring to see so many standing up.

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