*What is Brotherly Love? That’s a question many celebrities answered at the red carpet premiere of the upcoming Flavor Unit movie “Brotherly Love” which opens April 24.
The red carpet was held on Monday Apr. 13 in West Hollywood at the Pacific Design Center. Stars from the movie such as Keke Palmer, Cory Hardict and Quincy Brown hit the carpet along with the film writer/director Jamal Hill.
Other celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Megan Good and Tyrese Gibson were also in attendance to support the indie film produced by Queen Latifah. The film focuses on a West Philadelphia based family. When character Serigo Taylor, played by Eric D. Hill faces the pressure fame while pursing his basketball dreams, the distractions of street violence circulate. Hardrict who plays the older brother, set his hooping dreams aside to provide for his family, which consists of his sister Jackie, played by Palmer and his mother played by Macy Gray.
Stars that hit the carpet were open about speaking on violence in black communities and well as police brutality violence against black men in America. Robbie Jones, who has played the notable role of Harley in Tyler Perry’s “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor,” said police brutality has to end.
“First of all it has to stop,” said Jones. “It’s senseless and I think we need to look at some more changes to protect our young black fellas because it’s getting out of control.”
Stars like Malik Yoba pushed for people to “stay active in their communities,” and actress Megan Good described it as “mind blowing.” HBO Newsroom actress Santana Dempsey teared up when discussing it on the carpet.
“I don’t think people realize how deep this goes and how it effects us,” said Dempsey. Yazz from Fox’s hit show “Empire,” encouraged people to “love each other.”
The red carpet wasn’t all tears though. Nafessa Williams, who plays Simone in the film, expressed her excitement when discussing Hillary Clinton running for President.
“I think it’s amazing and I will be voting for her,” she said. Television’s favorite little sister, Tatyana Ali also said she will be voting for Clinton in the 2016 Presidential elections. “I am so excited,” said Ali. “Sunday when Clinton made her announcement to run for president] was a great day.
“Brotherly Love” opens April 24. Get more info at BrotherlyLoveTheMovie.com.
Watch the trailer for “Brotherly Love”: