Regardless of what side of the issue you are on, the entire world watched history in the making this past weekend, as the debate between taking a knee in protest during the National Anthem took center stage on television and Twitter.
Everyone from sports stars to owners to coaches to celebrities and beyond weighed in on the debate and the words from the White House that ignited a firestorm.
#Iwillharness my energy for good! I Wrote this piece after an inspiring day 〰Today was a reminder that the movement is undefined, the movement forgets no one, the movement is unity, is love, is solidarity, is joy, is self care, is taking a knee, is revolutionary. The movement is as fluid as the people in it and represents our collective humanity and a recognition of one another as deserving of love. ⚡️⚡️ thank you to @iwillharness @americaferrera @wilmervalderrama @michaelskolnik @ryanpierswilliams and all of the speakers for a flood of inspiration and a reminder of how essential our artistry and activism is ✨
Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi known for her prolific words and action through her passionate activism and more, took to Instagram, taking a knee through poetry.
Earlier this month, the talented teen took to social media in defense of DACA students who still are hanging in the balance as the government decides on what to do about their migratory status in United States.
Check out Shahidi’s poetry and let us know what you think. This young lady is definitely the voice a new generation poised for action. Sound off, we want to hear from you.