Singer, songwriter Common joined Andra Day singing “Stand up for Something” with a powerful message to feminists, DREAMers and the Parkland, Florida community fighting the NRA.
“On Oscar night, this is the dream we tell,” Common began. “A land where DREAMers live and freedom dwells. Immigrants get the benefits. We put up monuments to feminists. Tell the NRA they in God’s way. And to the people of Parkland we say Ase.”
Activists Khary Penebaker explained that the word “Ase” is a “West African philosophical concept through which the Yoruba of Nigeria conceive the power to make things happen and produce change.”
Common continued touting, “sentiments of love for the people, from Africa to Haiti and Puerto Rico.” It was possibly a reference to Donald Trump’s comments about “sh*thole countries” including Africa and Haiti and the way Puerto Rico has been treated in wake of the hurricanes.
At the end the two asked the audience to stand up for what they believe in, and the Oscar crowd rose to their feet to applaude the message.
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‘You need to go’: White woman screaming about abortion gets pulled away by cops for heckling black speaker
Conservative activist Kaitlin Bennett was escorted away by police after she tried to interrupt a liberal speaker.
The incident, which was caught on video, appeared to take place in Houston prior to last week's Democratic presidential debate. The video was later posted online by The Blaze's Elijah Schaffer, who was sympathetic to the right-wing heckler.
The video shows a speaker, who is black, talking about systemic racism.
"They have found ways to cage our babies, separate families, mistreat and abuse us," the woman says before she was interrupted by Bennett.
"What about abortion?" Bennett exclaims.
‘He didn’t do nothing’: Black kids confront white Philly cops as they terrorize innocent student at bus stop
A group of children called out Philadelphia police officers who said that they wanted the kids to be "shaking" from the confrontation.
Video posted on social media over the weekend shows a white officer telling a shirtless African-American boy to get in his police cruiser.
The video was posted by Twitter by a user named Asia who claimed to be a student waiting for her bus.
Instagram is helping this get out, but it needs more attraction. This Happened in Philadelphia,Pa on Thursday. A group of school kids and I were waiting for the bus at the bus stop when a cop car came to us, slowed down and stared at us then kept going down the street. pic.twitter.com/OrvOvWf3Oh
Kellyanne Conway: It’s unconstitutional for Democrats to ’embarrass this president’ with impeachment
White House aide Kellyanne Conway on Sunday insisted that Democrats do not have a "constitutional basis" to embarrass President Donald Trump by conducting an impeachment inquiry.
Conway made the remarks while speaking to FOX News Sunday guest host Bill Hemmer.
"Complete nonsense," she said when asked about the impeachment proceedings. "They need to get a messaging meeting and they need to read the constitution of the Democratic Party."
"Americans, the Congress, they work for you," Conway continued, talking over the FOX host. "And they're wasting your money and your time trying to impeach a president where there are no high crimes and misdemeanors."