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Jesse Williams: Watch and Read The Actor’s BET Acceptance Speech In Full

Jesse Williams 2016 BET AWARDS

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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Watch Diddy’s 2014 Howard University Commencement Speech

diddy-speech-3-e1399743568453Call him Dr. Combs. Sean “Diddy” Combs gave the commencement speech at Howard University Saturday. He also received a honorary degree in humanities at the ceremony.

“We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker,” Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick said. “He sat in classrooms where our students sit, walked ‘The Yard,’ and like many students, his entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at Howard. We know he will inspire our class to work hard and to always strive for excellence.”

Despite the controversy surrounding Diddy’s selection as this year’s speaker, he delivered a passionate, inspirational speech.  Along with Diddy, speeches were also made by Wolf Blitzer, Benny Golson, Clive Callender, and Indra K. Nooyi.

Watch Diddy’s speech below:

Michelle Obama wows social media with DNC speech!

Can you say “Michelle Obama for President in 2016!”?  Our first lady sent TV viewing figures soaring after an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention that lit up the social networks with messages suggesting she should one day be a presidential candidate herself.

The first lady’s Tuesday night address in Charlotte, North Carolina, was watched by 26.2 million Americans across nine cable and network channels, according to final Nielsen data. Continue reading

President Barack Obama had swag back in 1991

We gout our hands on a video of President Obama giving a speech back in 1991 when he was in Harvard Law School.  He was 29 years old and had some serious swag.

He knew back then that he was going to be the first Black President of the United States!