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The talk show host said she is "heartbroken" over the shooting of Michael Brown.

Sylvia Obell
Sep, 09, 2014

Wendy Williams is known for giving her take on hot topics, but don't expect to hear her discussing stories involving the recent spree of high-profile police shootings and brutality on her show's upcoming sixth season.

"I want [my show] to be a place where people can come, laugh, and forget their problems for an hour," Williams tells ESSENCE.com. "My heart is broken as a Black woman, mother of a 14-year-old Black boy, and American citizen,” she added referring to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

"Yes I have a lighthearted show, but behind the scenes I'm a grown woman," she said.

Williams says she plans to do her part in other ways. Her newly-established charity, The Hunter Foundation (Hunter is her married name), will be working "very closely with the community.”

The Wendy Williams Show returns September 13.