“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was attacked in the early morning hours on Tuesday in what Chicago police are calling it a hate crime.
Everyone around the world have shown their support for Jussie as posted encouragement for him and his family during this time. We can not imagine the trauma that he has experienced. We’d never wish this on anyone. We generally focus on the positive, but Jussie was the ultimate definition of someone who chose to lead with love. So we wanted to make it known.
The United States is consistently divided by politics and hidden agenda’s our tolerance for hate is no longer being kept quiet. We Stand with Jussie Smollett. We stand for love.
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It’s indisputable that one of Jussie’s purpose-gifts is the ability to unify through love. It’s who he is. It’s what he does. His blazon of light can never – and will never – be diminished, quelled or subdued. This despicable act only shamefully reveals how deeply the diseases of hatred, inequality, racism and discrimination continue to course through our country’s veins. It’s not enough to just share about the unconscionable, heinous and deplorable acts birthed by them – we must shoulder the responsibility and honor of loving one another like never before. We MUST. For without love; we gain nothing, we live for nothing, we become nothing. Praying deeply for our brother as he heals and recovers. Fervently awaiting the moment that these vile, despicable cowards and purveyors of hate and evil are brought to a smoldering justice. Love – and @jussiesmollett’s light, voice and purpose – will never be silenced. Hate will not win. We will rise.