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Michael B. Jordan: “We Need More Black Storytellers To Bring Our Darkness To Light”

The ‘Creed’ actor Michael B. Jordan posted a series of photos & videos from the movie set of ‘Fruitvale Station’, on Instagram and made a statement regarding the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, and black culture in the film industry.

The 33-year-old actor wrote:

“7 years ago today, Fruitvale Station shed light on the story of Oscar Grant, a young black man who was shot by a BART police officer on January 1, 2010. Over a decade later, the fight for black lives to matter is not over.

After starring as shooting victim Oscar Grant in the movie, Jordan was compared to a young Denzel Washington and was named an “actor to watch” by People and Variety.

Michael B. Jordan continued as follows and thanked the director of the movie:

“Our voices cannot be silenced. We need more black storytellers to bring our darkness, our pain, and our purpose to light. Thank you Ryan Coogler — without you, this film wouldn’t have been made.”

The actor, who has represented ‘Human Torch’ in ‘Fantastic Four’ spoke of ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement as well as Oscar Grant’s story:

“And our demands cannot be derailed. We need systemic change, and to defund bloated police budgets to get funds to education, jobs, and health professionals. Thank you Miss Wanda, mother of Oscar Grant — because of you, this movement has a mother’s love. #oscargrant #oscargrantfoundation #defundthepolice #blacklivesmatter”

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7 years ago today, Fruitvale Station shed light on the story of Oscar Grant, a young black man who was shot by a BART police officer on January 1, 2010. Over a decade later, the fight for black lives to matter is not over. 🗣 Our voices cannot be silenced. We need more black storytellers to bring our darkness, our pain, and our purpose to light. Thank you Ryan Coogler — without you, this film wouldn’t have been made. ✊🏾 And our demands cannot be derailed. We need systemic change, and to defund bloated police budgets to get funds to education, jobs, and health professionals. Thank you Miss Wanda, mother of Oscar Grant — because of you, this movement has a mother’s love. #oscargrant #oscargrantfoundation #defundthepolice #blacklivesmatter

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