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[WATCH] Common & Andra Day Powerful Oscars Performance Highlight Activists

By Firstladyb


[WATCH] Common & Andra Day Powerful Oscars Performance Highlight Activists
Common and Andra Day gave a powerful Oscars performance of their song “Stand Up For Something” from the Marshall soundtrack.

Stand Up For Something is off the soundtrack from the Marshall movie, and Common wrote the song with the legendary Diane Warren, who was up for Original Song.

Common and Day took to the Oscars stage with activists who are boldly standing up for something!

They were joined on stage by #MeToo creator, Tarana Burke, transgender activist Janet Mock, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s Cecile Richards, Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative, Alice Brown Otter from Standing Rock Youth Council, ThinkFoodGroup’s José Andrés, author Bana Alabed, Nicole Hockley of Sandy Hook Promise and Dolores Huerta of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Thanks to all the heroes who joined us on stage at the #Oscars. Much love to Alice Brown Otter, Bana Alabed, Bryan Stevenson, Cecile Richards, Dolores Huerta, Janet Mock, José Andrés, Nicole Hockley, Patrisse Cullors + Tarana Burke. https://t.co/h0ijS58KcO pic.twitter.com/q8LaDX2usf

— COMMON (@common) March 5, 2018

“If it’s one thing I learned from being a part of Selma is that an activist is someone who lives their life for what they believe in and works for that cause everyday,” Common said. “The activists we asked to join us on stage are people who have dedicated their lives to making the world better. For some because their own personal experiences have driven them to this place, and some because they’ve seen the injustices going on in the world and felt they had to take action.”

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