#RIP: When Death Becomes Us

Sadly, it’s the best career move for Black stars that shine brightest when the light goes out.

Michael K. Williams on The Wire (Photo: HBO) and Kristoff St. John on The Young and the Restless (Photo: CBS)

Last week we lost the greatest Black actor I’d never heard of. When someone in a meeting at work announced that Michael K. Williams had died, my first response wasn’t It was (It also took me a beat to realize she hadn’t said Keegan-Michael Ray.)