Speeches

Frederick Douglass Spoke At A July 4 Event In 1852. His Words Exploded Like Fireworks.

Frederick Douglass Spoke At A July 4 Event In 1852. His Words Exploded Like Fireworks.

10 years before the Civil War, during a time when the United States had more people enslaved than ever, the city of Rochester, N.Y., asked for a speech from Frederick Douglass, a former slave, to accompany its July 4, 1852 festivities. (The speech was actually given on July 5, during the multi-day event.) If you […]

Gotta See It: Jesse Williams Just Gave A Stirring And Powerful Speech At The BET Awards

Gotta See It: Jesse Williams Just Gave A Stirring And Powerful Speech At The BET Awards

He’s a star on Grey’s Anatomy, but much more than that, he’s an activist and supporter of #BlackLivesMatter. He was Executive Producer for the documentary Stay Woke: The Movement for Black Lives Matter. When he won the Humanitarian Award at the 2016 BET awards show, Jesse Williams spoke 4 minutes of shockingly bold truth to power. A taste: It’s no […]

As Muhammad Ali Was Laid To Rest, Billy Crystal Brought Applause And Tears To The Crowd

As Muhammad Ali Was Laid To Rest, Billy Crystal Brought Applause And Tears To The Crowd

Ali … taught us that life is best when you build bridges between people, not walls. The Greatest was gently eased into his final resting place this week. As part of the ceremony, Billy Crystal, known as Ali’s “Little Brother,” offered some beautiful, moving, and reverent private moments to the audience in Louisville. At the ceremony, […]

J.K. Rowling Defends Free Speech And Donald Trump’s Right To Be ‘Offensive and Bigoted’ – Video

J.K. Rowling Defends Free Speech And Donald Trump’s Right To Be ‘Offensive and Bigoted’ – Video

J.K. Rowling reminded the world that free speech is a two-way street during a speech at the PEN America literary gala on Monday night. Rowling, a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series, defended free speech and presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump’s right to be […]

Teen Purity Expert: ‘Girls Are Crockpots, It Takes A While To Get Warmed Up’ – Video

Teen Purity Expert: ‘Girls Are Crockpots, It Takes A While To Get Warmed Up’ – Video

Teen purity experts like this one are possible as only 20 states currently require that sex-education is medically and factually accurate. Guys are like microwaves, and girls are like crockpots. “His body won’t let him kiss without responding quickly – remember, he’s the microwave. Ding! She’s just getting warmed up – she’s the crockpot.” Says Shelly […]

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