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Busboys and Poets' Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance

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Several African-American celebrities called for hope during a peace ball in Washington, D.C. Thursday night, reports NBC News.

From NBC News:

The “Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance” hosted by Busboys and Poets at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. on Thursday night was equal parts rally and therapy session. Solange Knowles crooned ” A Seat at the Table”. Writers Sonia Sanchez and Alice Walker and actresses Ellen Page and Fran Drescher joined thousands of other attendees.

Activist Angela Davis summed up the sentiments in the room. “In our resistance, we need art. We need music. We need poetry,” Davis said.

Award-winning actor, director and activist Danny Glover said those sentiments can serve as a catalyst to action. “Black lives matter is going to be in danger. Immigrants are going to be in danger. People are going to be in danger. We have to protect those people and look out for those people,” Glover told NBC BLK. “We have to keep building and keep moving…

The event featured plenty of #BlackGirlMagic moments, with attendees losing themselves in the music of Solange Knowles and Esperanza Spalding, reports USA Today.



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