There were protests and riots during the past week that resulted from the death of a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd, when Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, placed his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was lying in the street and handcuffed.
The Black Lives Matter Movement is essential because the judicial system does not seem to know that when people say "All Lives Matter," the lives of African Americans need to be included as well.
Otherwise, that expression is meaningless. Even though the officers were charged with the murder of George Floyd, the fight to end racism in this country is not over yet. During this tragic moment, here are 15 celebrities that made their voices heard and brought hope to all the people.
1. The Weeknd
The Weeknd posted on Instagram about the BLM Movement, urging the rich to contribute and lower-income families to give whatever amount they can. He wanted to make everyone aware of this push for change within the black community.
2. Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer began to plea to National Guard members, trying to encourage them to march. Even though a soldier explained to her they could not go beyond where the guards were stationed, he did take a knee with a fellow soldier.
3. Blake Lively
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announced on Instagram that they donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. They want to inform others about systematic racism, and that everyone should be treated equally no matter their race or nationality. Being more educated on these issues will help our society to become more peaceful and stronger.
4. David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer marched alongside his ex-wife Zoe Buckman during a protest and vigil to honor George Floyd. Despite being divorced, they continue to advocate together for social justice and reform for their family and friends in the black community, along with the other men and women that died from racism, police brutality, and failings in the judicial system.
5. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas joined a protest in Venice, California to criticize the demolition of the First Baptist Church of Venice, a landmark for the African American community. He held up two signs, one for the church and the other for BLM.
6. Harry Styles
Harry Styles marched in a LA peaceful protest by kneeling with other protesters and holding a Black Lives Matter sign. He stopped to take pictures with fans and promised to donate bail funds to anyone who gets arrested during the protest.
7. Cara Delevingne
Carla Delevingne marched with protesters on the seventh day. She held a sign and shared pics of the walk to her Instagram.
8. Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx gave a powerful speech to a crowd at City Hall in San Francisco during a "kneel-in". He spoke against police racism and mentioned how we all need to take action immediately. He then instructed fellow celebrities to join the protests.
9. Camila Cabello
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes joined a protest located in Miami, Florida. They held signs and wore masks while marching with the crowd of protesters. The singers later posted their feelings about racism and injustice on Instagram.
10. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande supported the black community by marching in a LA protest while holding a Black Lives Matter sign and wearing a face mask. As she walked among the crowd of protesters, she posted videos of the march to her Instagram.
11. Emily Ratajowski
Emily Ratajkowski shared updates from the same protest to her Instagram. She talked about racism and asked for justice.
Halsey joined her rapper ex-boyfriend Yungblud at another LA protest. Despite being shot twice with rubber bullets, she continued to march forward to push for justice, and recorded video of the protesters and officers throughout the streets.
13. Katy Perry
Katy Perry spoke about the protests asking for everyone, including those who are in the music industry to start taking action and push for justice. She is hoping that the protests will finally enact change for this generation and future ones.
14. Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio showed his support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the protesters fighting for change by promising to help the people and organizations involved. He agreed to donate a portion of his own money to Color of Change, Fair Fight Action, The NAACP, and Equal Justice Initiative to end the marginalization of black people in America.
15. Ellen Degeneres
Ellen Degeneres is helping the black community by advocating for equality and being a voice for those that are afraid to speak up. She posted on Instagram about how everyone has to unite in order to heal and create a more peaceful society.