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John Legend and Common was awarded The Golden Globe for Best Original Song their song “Glory” from the film “Selma.” Check out Common’s powerful speech below:

The first day I stepped on the set of Selma, I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie. As I got to know the 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 instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. Selma has awakened my humanity…

Common and John Legend’s “Glory,” beat out Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” (from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”), Lana Del Rey’s “Big Eyes” (from “Big Eyes”), Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye’s “Mercy Is” (from “Noah”) and Sia and Greg Kurstin’s “Opportunity” (from “Annie”).

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    Glory is a powerful, inspirational song. Common and John Legend are talented people. We still struggle for freedom today in 2015 and we remember the sacrifice of individuals back during 1965 in Selma. We should never forget the bravery, the resourcefulness, and the strength of our ancestors. Our ancestors paved the way for us to live during the early 21st century.

  • Common is so un-common…for some reason, I think he just gets it! If only I could meet him in the produce isle of the grocery store…