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10 Reasons Why Jesse Williams Is Much More Than A Pretty Face

RE: BUZZFEED APPLICATION Yes he has a face AND a body that dreams are made of, but he also gives back to his community, uses his mind for good, and calls for a much needed change about how Blacks are regarded in America.

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1. He Calls out the Discrepancies in the American Criminal Justice System

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In this clip he speaks the truth about the double standard that is held in America when it comes to how Blacks and Whites are treated with regards to crimes.

2. He dedicated six years of his life to teaching our future leaders

For six years of his life he taught in a public high school in Philadelphia. He instructed our youth about American Studies, African American studies, and English.
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For six years of his life he taught in a public high school in Philadelphia. He instructed our youth about American Studies, African American studies, and English.

3. He attended one of America's top ranking research institutions

Jesse graduated from Temple University with a degree in African American Studies and Film and Media Arts.
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Jesse graduated from Temple University with a degree in African American Studies and Film and Media Arts.

4. He played a major role in the Black Life Matters Movement

He not only starred in, but produced the documentary "Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement," which debuted on BET in May 2016.
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He not only starred in, but produced the documentary "Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement," which debuted on BET in May 2016.

5. He co-founded FarWord Inc. with his wife Aryn Drake-Lee Williams

FarWord Inc. is a production company that focuses on education, transmedia, literature, television and film.
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FarWord Inc. is a production company that focuses on education, transmedia, literature, television and film.

6. He is an advocate for Black Males

Mr. Williams is the executive producer for "Question Bridge: Black Males," a platform that was created for Black men to express themselves and redefine how they are viewed in America.
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Mr. Williams is the executive producer for "Question Bridge: Black Males," a platform that was created for Black men to express themselves and redefine how they are viewed in America.

7. He helped to launch Teacher Truths

Teacher Truths is a program created by Clearasil that encourages teachers to give fun and informative advice to their students.
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Teacher Truths is a program created by Clearasil that encourages teachers to give fun and informative advice to their students.

8. He created the Ebroji App with his wife

Jesse put his mind to work to create an app for iphone users to “enhance the way we already communicate.” It does this by giving users the chance to communicate through a curated GIF keyboard.
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Jesse put his mind to work to create an app for iphone users to “enhance the way we already communicate.” It does this by giving users the chance to communicate through a curated GIF keyboard.

9. He participated in Ferguson Ocotober

Jesse Williams doesn't just talk about the injustices that Black people receive in America, he actually goes out to protest. In October 2014, Jesse went to an event called Ferguson October. Protesters at this event called for justice in the death of Michael Brown.
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Jesse Williams doesn't just talk about the injustices that Black people receive in America, he actually goes out to protest. In October 2014, Jesse went to an event called Ferguson October. Protesters at this event called for justice in the death of Michael Brown.

10. He received the Humanitarian of the Year Award at the 2016 BET Awards

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Jesse Williams received the award for his dedication to social change. The speech that followed demonstrated just how much further we need to come to fix the injustices that Black people in America still face to this day.

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