If you didn’t know who Jesse Williams was prior to this past weekend, you know him now. The blue eyed Grey’s Anatomy star received a standing ovation for his empowering speech on racism in America at the 2016 BET Awards.
The crowd inside Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles rose to their feet, visibly emotional as the actor delivered a powerful acceptance speech Sunday night.
After Williams accepted the Humanitarian award for his civil rights activism, he addressed the audience.
Watch and read the full speech below:
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The 2016 election may still be several years away, but some democrats are already getting excited about a political match that they say is made in heaven: Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama on the presidential ticket.
“All due respect for President Obama and Vice President Biden, but that would truly be a dream team for America,” Karen Finney, a former spokesperson for the Democratic Party and Clinton, told the Washington Examiner. “Both women are proven effective leaders who’ve raise children, so dealing with Congress would be a snap.”
Democratic strategist Chris Lehane, who worked closely with the Clinton White House, told the paper that all this talk of a Clinton-Obama partnership “reflects the growing awareness that it is time for the glass ceiling of the last old boys club to be firmly shattered.” Continue reading
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