Black Leaders, Politicians and Celebrities Speak Out Against Russian Invasion of Ukraine

On Feb. 23, many Americans went to sleep with the knowledge that the European continent faced the biggest military crisis since World War II, thanks to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin invading neighboring country Ukraine.

The unprovoked move resulted in quick criticism from world leaders around the globe and has led to protests in Russia because many Russians disapprove of Putin’s violent decision.

Many leaders, politicians and celebrities from the Black community took to social and mainstream media to express their concerns, solidarity and prayers for the people of Ukraine. composed a list of comments from some of the most influential Black Americans from Twitter, press releases and more, who chose to use their platform and influence to speak out against a dictator and speak up for democracy.

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