The Greater Good
After completing the third scene from the Harley-Davidson-inspired shoot, the sun had set by then, and the crew — who was visibly tired — began winding down for the last set of photographs for the day. The opposite could be said for White, who was still showing no signs of slowing down.Under a glowing lamppost in the front of his home, White stood holding court on topics that ranged from the economy to sports. The one topic that really caused his passion meter to spike was when the conversation switch to the portrayal of blacks in Hollywood. He was even unafraid to take rolling out and other urban publications to task for our coverage.
“We have so many incredible stories that are happening, and that are not being told,” he pointedly stated. “Why aren’t more people talking about talented actors like Nicole Beharie and Michael B. Jordan? These are phenomenally talented people, who deserve our attention, and they only scratch the surface. Our magazines can’t be scared to break new artists, and cover those who are on the verge of greatness. That’s what needs to be put in the forefront — that’s what needs to be talked about, instead of recycling the same people over and over again. We need to show the world that our talent base is deep, and full of both incredible people and great stories that deserve to be heard.”