Carmelo Anthony has done a lot of work to help bring the issue of racial equality to the forefront in recent times following events - not just in 2016 - that have seen a number of people of colour lose their lives.
After Donald Trump was named President-Elect of the United States yesterday, there is serious concern from a number of people that the country could be about to slip into darker times.
There has been protests in many major cities following Trump's election win over Hillary Clinton, but Anthony believes, regardless of who is occupying the White House, every person needs to stand up and take accountability for their own actions and future.
He said: "It's our responsibility as men and women to take this into our own hands, to be our own role models and be our own leaders at this point, regardless of who the Commander-in-Chief is.
"We're going to have more of a responsibility now especially with the youth and educating them. I talked to youths and kids today and my family, you can just hear the nervousness. They're afraid. They don't know what to think.
"People don't know what to do at this point. I think it's up to us as individuals to take that responsibility and lead. Everybody has to lead in their own way. We can't rely on a system, or one person. We have to move on from that."