Keke Palmer is celebrating Black History Month by sharing her vision for the culture and the community.
“When I hear the phrase ‘Dream In Black’ it makes me think about going as far as I could possibly go despite what people have said to me, but using my culture and my hardships and everything that makes me who I am to just be my very best,” Palmer says a video, sponsored by AT&T for is “Dream In Black” series, which is part of their Black Future Month campaign.
Palmer took to Instagram to share her thoughts about R. Kelly after viewing Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly. Palmer explained that she was hurt that Kelly, who suffered sexual abuse as a child, would use the gift God blessed him with to abuse women. “God blessed him to vindicate his childhood shortcomings and yet still he has slapped God in the face by his actions towards these women,” she wrote. “I am hurt and saddened because he could have been a blessing to these women but instead he repeatedly took advantage and that I can not accept.”
“My hope for the future is to continue to always evolve and always stay connected to my community and help them inspire one another as much as they’ve inspired me…just continue to grow,” she adds. “I believe in my dreams and all you have to do is dream in Black, baby!”
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Black Future Month highlights 28 creatives who are finding ways to make a difference, and the series features celebrities like Queen Latifah and Zendaya also sharing what it means to them to dream in Black.