and has voiced her support for Jada, a Texas teenager who was sexually assaulted after passing out during a party; her sexual assault was filmed and posted in clips online, and has been mocked by others on social networking websites.
Union addressed the shooting of Trayvon Martin and stated, "When you have influence I think it's the responsible thing to do, to speak out on an issue when you see injustice. we all should." Tanganyika Williams, the aunt of NBA player Matt Barnes, was killed on July 8, 2014.
She then met with series creator Frank Spotnitz and executive producer Daniel Sackheim, who told her they thought of her anytime they thought of the character.
When I first toured the Nebraska campus and I saw Turner Gill walk, I freaked out.In 2013, Union began starring as lead character in the BET drama series Being Mary Jane, for which she has received critical acclaim and an NAACP Image Award.She co-starred in the 2016 film The Birth of a Nation, and next appeared in Almost Christmas (2016) and Sleepless (2017).Union related that every rape victim was "unique", which extended to how they believed justice should be carried out.Union had a prominent role as Rachel Meyers in Almost Christmas, released in November 2016.Union posted on both Instagram and Twitter, calling for anyone with information on the killer of Barnes's aunt to report their information to authorities.