Watch 'Empire' Endorse Hillary Clinton — With One Cast Member Notably Missing

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 20:  Bryshere Y. Gray, Terrence Howard, Trai Byers, Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett attend the "Empire" FYC ATAS Event and After Party at Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Lot on May 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)

Watch 'Empire' Endorse Hillary Clinton — With One Cast Member Notably Missing

They share just what's at stake for the Black community.

Published October 7, 2016

The cast of Empire has made it crystal clear who they're voting for in the upcoming presidential election and they want you to come on board — if you aren't already.

In a new Hillary Clinton ad, the majority of the cast spoke from the lens of African-Americans in the United States, and it's pretty moving, but it's hard to ignore that one of the show's major stars, Terrence Howard, was nowhere to be seen.

"What will I tell my son?" Taraji P. Henson said, kicking off the ad. "What will you tell your daughter? What will we tell the future generation?"

Bryshere Gray followed, listing the names of several Black people whose lives were lost in the countless cases of police brutality including Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland and Philando Castile.

"There's only one person in this race who said Black Lives Matter," he went on to remind viewers.

The show's creator, Lee Daniels, also spoke a few words, saying, "So many women and men died for us to have the right to vote. Every time we sit out, we dishonor their sacrifices."

Despite Howard's absence, the message was perfectly delivered. Take a look at the powerful PSA, below:

See the new face you can expect to see in Empire's current season in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by John Justice

(Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty Images)


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