SELMA movie, directed by Ava Duvernay, took home a Golden Globe for Best Original song, for the 72nd awards show. The song entitled “Glory”, features my Chicago brother, Common and musical genius, John Legend. It was only right that Common & John Legend give the acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, so they did. Ya’ll. It. Was. EVERYTHING. Seriously, there was a moment when I literally screamed (signs I’m becoming an old Black woman who doesn’t give a care). Here are 5 reasons why Common’s & John Legends ‘Golden Globe’ speech was EVERYTHING:
- 2 Black men receiving an award – We already know the media fails to portray our Black men in a positive light. How awesome was it to see Common & John legend, looking dapper and speaking intelligently while receiving an award that many Blacks haven’t received? I love it when my Black men are awarded for their talents, because 2014 had it out for my brothers. Yes. Show them who we REALLY are. #BlackLivesMatter
- Common represented Chicago, well. Ya’ll know I’m from the South side of Chicago, so it does my heart well, to see a fellow Chicagoan soaring far above Stony Island. You made me proud Lonnie
- The speech paid homage to Ferguson. Call me biased, but I’m almost sure none of the other winners taking home Golden Globes were going to mention Ferguson in their acceptance speech. What an awesome way to bring attention to the current movement in an seemingly oblivious setting. THAT takes courage. Salute.
- The speech paid homage to SELMA. Common said SELMA has awakened his humanity, and I appreciated him sharing a piece of that with us through his poetic cadence. #SelmaIsNow
- It made Oprah cry. Yes, Mama Oprah was crying during their speech. Oprah is that proud Aunty and I’m that proud cousin.
Missed the speech? Watch below:
Did you get chills like me?