As the protests in Baltimore hit news feeds and TV screens everywhere this week, some celebrities who grew up in Charm City took to social media to speak out about their hometown and its people. From sad to hopeful, their words capture a range of emotions many Americans are feeling right now.
Jada Pinkett Smith wants answers, no more violence.
On April 27, Smith asked fans to remember that violence begets violence.
Gossip Girl defends the right to protest.
Penn Badgley was all up on Twitter as the protests continued, urging his followers to understand the rage of the protestors.
Julie Bowen is a concerned mom.
The "Modern Family" mom gave an incredibly simple, but poignant mom-type comment.
J.D. Williams drops some truth bombs.
This actor from "The Wire" knows what's up. Williams encouraged the people of Twitter to look deeper at the issues of systemic racism that caused the riots.
This Olympian wants the team to pull together.
Michael Phelps shot off a rousing post worthy of any locker room hype-speech (in under 140-characters.)
Mo'nique is thinking of the children.
The Oscar-winner was inspirational as ever, offering prayers and a bit of hope for tomorrow to the people of Baltimore who desperately needed it.
And, sometimes, there are just no words.
Former Baltimore Ravens wide-reciever Laquan Williams' short message on Monday captured a heart-wrenching quiet moment that so many who love the city of Baltimore could relate to.