Rise Up: Celebrity Protesters

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  • Rosario Dawson
  • Rosie Perez
  • Beyoncé, Jay Z
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Sean Penn
  • Danny Glover
  • Jessica Alba
  • Harry Belafonte
  • J. Cole, Keke Palmer
  • Keke Palmer
  • J. Cole
  • Nelly
  • Kanye West
  • Russell Simmons

Beyoncé and Jay Z

Apart from their obvious friendship with the Obamas, Bey and Jay typically keep their political cards close to the vest. But even music's most private couple couldn't help but speak out after the tragic death of Trayvon Martin in Florida last year. The powerful pair joined a protest in New York City rallying against the acquittal of Trayvon's killer George Zimmerman. 

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