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Monday, June 27, 2016

Jesse Williams Brought Magic to the BET Awards

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Jesse Williams y'all. This is a MAN right here. Can I say how taken aback I was by his honesty, power and truth when he delivered his acceptance speech for getting the Humanitarian Award from BET last night? And OF COURSE, I LOVE the way he started his message off by thanking all the activists, fighters, parents, teachers, etc. out there on the Front Lines.

And then he gave us this:

"This is also for the Black Women, in particular, who have spent their lifetimes dedicated to nurturing everyone before themselves. We Can and Will do better for you."

That's like Music to my EARS J -- MUSIC to my ears!

You MUST listen to this ENTIRE speech. And he ended it with a line that really could be part of a poem. He just needs to write it.

"Just because we're magic doesn't mean we're not real."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG…they were not ready for that!!!...Powerful!!!
Thanks Sis…I started posting it before he was done speaking…Had to Watch it TWO MORE TIMES…!
Love you!
TA

Alicia Benjamin said...

I had to hear it again, when I got home after watching it the first time. I wanted to hear EVERY WORD. I loved all of what he said, but he REALLY got me with the homage to Black Women. He's THE MAN!

Anonymous said...

Yes I have been watching him, he has been our soldier on the battle field for a while now.
MaDear

Alicia Benjamin said...

Well, I'm just now starting to pay attention and I am VERY PLEASED and inspired!!!

Anonymous said...

ase ase ase to jesse williams. brought tears to my eyes. not of sadness but of joy.

Anonymous said...

Yes, he was a source of great joy that night and hopefully for days to come!