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Congratulations on The Oscar to our good Friends, Common & John Legend! Along with a Powerful 'Glory' Performance Earning them a Standing Ovation

By Maria-Karmina Landicho

We would like to take a second, to send a huge congratulations to our good friends, Common and John Legend for their performance of “Glory” during tonight’s Oscar Awards, 2015.

The powerful performance earned them a well-deserved standing ovation, while leaving stars like David Oyelowo and Chris Pine in tears.

Watch the performance, below:

 

Not much longer into the award ceremony, the Selma – duo accepted their very first Oscar statue.

Common preached:

“Recently John and I got to go to Selma and perform ‘Glory’ on the same bridge that Dr. King and the people of the civil rights movements marched on, 50 years ago. This bridge was once a landmark of a divided nation, but now it’s a symbol for change…”

He went on to say,

“The spirit of this bridge transcends race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and social status. The spirit of this bridge connects the kid from the south side of Chicago, dreaming of a better life…”

Soon after, John Legend hopped on the mic to reiterate their ‘Glory‘ stating,

“We say that Selma is now because the struggle for justice, is right now…”

Furthermore, not only do these two make a great duo in music, but the power and connection that they have with the people and citizens that make up our country — is incredible.

Once again, we would like to send our congratulations to John Legend and our friend Common on their first Oscar win tonight — but more so, for the awareness they have been able to spread, through the power of one song. They were able to successfully use a single moment as a platform to speak the truth. If you missed their acceptance speech, you might want to enlighten yourselves a bit and watch what they had to say, below:

 

A few months ago, Common hung out with Sway to talk and open up about his situation with Drake — which has now been squashed. He also put down a fire freestyle to “5 Fingers of Death.” Check it out, y’all:

 

When John Legend came by, he provided us with his thoughts on interracial dating and also played a game with Sway called, “Legend or Loser” — below:

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