The picture says it all.
Common & John Legend won Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for their powerful collab “Glory” from the new movie, Selma. Big moment for hip hop and positive music.
UPDATE: Here’s the stirring acceptance speech, paying tribute to unarmed black teens and murdered police officers. Plus, an additional excerpt. Listen to “Glory” below that.
The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to think this was bigger than a movie. As I got to know people of the civil rights movement, I realized: I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote; I am the caring white supporter, killed on the front lines of freedom; I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but was instead given a bullet; I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awakened my humanity.