Reverend Dr. Michael Waters, founder and senior pastor of Joy Tabernacle AME Chuch in Dallas, Texas, is also a professor, author, community activist, and social commentator. He talks to Erica Campbell and GRIFF about his work in the Dallas community after the tragedy of the police shootings occurred in July. He talks about his role in the community’s healing process as a church leader.
He discusses his belief that the church should be at the forefront of change. He says a church she aim get beyond its walls, and connect with people everyday. Plus, he gives a message of encouragement for anyone who may need to hear it. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive interview on “Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell.”
Celebrities React To Dallas Police Deaths
1. John Legend was one of the first celebrities to respond on social media.
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These Dallas shootings are horrific. Killing these officers is morally reprehensible and completely counterproductive to keeping us safe.— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 8, 2016
2. LeBron James wants everyone to stop the violence.
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We are all hurting tonight. More violence is not the answer. #StoptheViolence— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 8, 2016
3. Danielle Brooks wants to know: What’s going on?
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What is going on America?— Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) July 8, 2016
4. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda sent a strong message.
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Those who hate us and fear us cannot bring us down.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 8, 2016
I love you. Good night.
5. Erykah Badu spoke out on the wrongly accused shooter.
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Take that mans picture off the web . He is not the shooter.— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) July 8, 2016