Chrisette Michele Pens Open Letter Following News of Inauguration Performance: “I Am Here, Representing You”

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Following reports of her performance at Donald Trump’s inauguration, R&B singer Chrisette Michele has issued an open letter on her blog titled “We Can’t Be Present If We’re Silent,” where she writes that she is “willing to be a bridge” for the country.

“My heart is broken for our country, for the hopes of our children, for the fights of those who came before us,” she writes, before later referencing civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and adding, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about what matters. I am here, representing you, because…