Rise Up: Celebrity Protesters

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  • J. Cole/Jesse Williams
  • Naturi Naughton
  • Jesse Williams
  • Talib Kweli
  • Killer Mike
  • Keke Palmer
  • J. Cole
  • Nelly
  • Kanye West
  • Russell Simmons
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Rosie Perez
  • Beyoncé, Jay Z
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Sean Penn
  • Danny Glover
  • Jessica Alba
  • Harry Belafonte

Celebs on the Front Lines

It may seem that stars will only rise up when they win an award or get involved in a paparazzi feud, but many celebs use their fame to bring attention to racial, civil, political and environmental causes. Here are just a few stars who have lent their voices to important issues.

(Photos from left: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images, Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

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