Jesse Williams looks scruffy while out and about visiting a friend in L.A. yesterday afternoon.
Jesse Williams is an actor, an activist, and an entrepreneur whose new app, Blebrity is likely to become one of your essential party-starters. The Grey’s Anatomy star threw a super-secret soiree at The Soho House in Miami during the 2018 American Black Film Festival and gave his famous friends a chance to dance, unwind, and show off their trivia skills with his addictive game about all things black culture.
Jesse Williams explained his reasons for launching the app and highlighted the fact that it provides a long overdue option for black folks to show off their trivia skills with 30 hilarious categories that actually apply to us. A few of our faves are: Church, HBCU, The 90s, Actin’ a Fool, NYC, Celebrity Beef, Trap Muzik, and White Folks Invited To The Cookout.
Williams is the youngest member of the board of directors at The Advancement Project, a civil rights think tank and advocacy group. He is also the executive producer of Question Bridge: Black Males, a multifaceted media project, art exhibition, student and teacher curriculum and website, focused on the black male identity and the diversity within the demographic. He has written articles for CNN and The Huffington Post, and has been a guest on Wolf Blitzer's The Situation Room.
In June 2016, Williams won the humanitarian award at the 2016 BET Awards, delivering a speech highlighting racial injustice, police brutality, and the invention of whiteness. As a result of his speech, dueling petitions were circulated: one to have Williams fired from Grey's Anatomy and one to keep him on the series.