(Source: www.blackenterprise.com) – More than 170 Black and Jewish leaders from the entertainment industry have announced a joint initiative to counter racism and antisemitism in the entertainment community.
Entertainment industry notables such as Tiffany Haddish, Sherry Lansing, Herbie Hancock, Phil Rosenthal, Diane Warren, Jason Alexander, 24kGoldn, Gene Simmons, Billy Porter, Nick Cannon, and Antoine Fuqua have launched the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance (The Alliance).
The Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance is a joint initiative by Black and Jewish entertainment industry professionals devoted to countering racism and antisemitism in the entertainment community.
“Film and art have always been about giving those unjustly attacked and marginalized a voice. As two communities that have long been targeted simply for who they are, the Black and Jewish communities are stronger when we stand together,” stated director and producer Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) in a written statement.
The Alliance comes after Cannon was slammed and fired from ViacombCBS last summer for making antisemitic remarks. The 39-year-old actor and businessman issued a lengthy apology for the controversial comments after consulting with prominent Rabbi Abraham Cooper. Cannon and ViacombCBS are reportedly in talks.