Fast and furious star, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, is the cover star for Ebony Life magazine’s December Issue. His new movie Jumanji hits theatres in December and in this interview with Alicia Quarles, he talks family, black power, career and instagram. Read excerpts below:
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Press ▶️ It's here! Our #EBONYPower100 issue featuring none other than our amazing honoree @TheRock! Check out what the #EP100 'Entertainer of the Year' had to say about fame, fatherhood and his fans (whom he prides himself on spreading positivity to)! Check out the Dec./Jan. digital issue now by clicking the 🔗 in the bio. ___________ Photographer: @gavinbondphotography Stylist: @ilariaurbinati
“Black power means influence, identity and respect. The influence part is the ability to influence people in a powerful way. We are finding that out now. Sometimes the loudest voice isn’t necessarily the most influential, but the most positive action is. The other one would be identity. It is invaluable to have a real sense of identity and to know who you are and where you came from and to understand your roots. It lets you move forward in life in a positive way. It’s connected to the most powerful thing. The most powerful thing you can be is yourself,” he said.
“Black power is respect,” he continued. “It’s something we all crave. Respect is given when it’s earned. To me, respect is earned through positive actions. For example, the protests we are seeing with our football players, our athletes. Some view it as a sign of disrespect. I view it as a sign of craving respect. It’s a cry for respect, a call for action to our leaders who have that positive, powerful influence.”
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