Watch: Jesse Williams’ Stirring #BlackLivesMatter Speech at 2016 #BETAwards

Published: Sunday 26th Jun 2016 by Rashad
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If you were NOT moved by Jesse Williams AWESOME speech at the #BETAwards, YOU are part of the PROBLEM!’ – Yolanda Adams

The tweeted quote above seemed to sum up the sentiment of many-a-viewer of the tonight’s BET Awards after ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star, Jesse Williams, took to the stage to accept the ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ award.

In what came as an unexpected, yet much needed address of the U.S.’s ongoing problems with racial tension, Williams sought to redirect attention from himself and lend a lens to the ever-present #BlackLivesMatter movement.  Stirring up some major ‘amens’ from the audience and social media alike, get into his jaw-dropping 5 minute speech below:

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  1. Word is bond June 26, 2016

    “Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.”?? #truewords

    • Him June 26, 2016


    • ?+✈=? June 27, 2016

      Look at Bey dancing around in that lemon p|ss water like a s****

      • LISA LEVINE June 27, 2016

        lord forgive me for laughing at your ignorance but i love it. Jesse Williams has to be one of the most beautiful creatures on earth good lordt.

  2. Weezy Tha Goat/ Zayn is ? June 26, 2016

    We need more guys like Jesse Williams on this earth.

  3. Danzou June 26, 2016

    LB is wetting his pants right now.

  4. 2bad2bme June 26, 2016

    Martin Luther Spoke through him!

    • RihNavy June 26, 2016

      OKAY?! I was speechless the entire time. Martin, Malcolm X and all the black activists spoke THROUGH him.

  5. Keri Qween June 26, 2016

    hes sooo ..mmm. He could beat the pussyy up any day.

    Great speech too

    • Mark111 June 26, 2016

      You’re a boy you don’t have a p**** sir!!

      • Keri Qween June 26, 2016

        Im a FEMALE, RihNavy. I do indeed have a v*****, ovaries, boobs and a menstrual cycle.

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  7. LB June 26, 2016

    Amazing speech from a beautiful man, love it

    • Danzou June 26, 2016

      You only think he’s beautiful because of his SKIN TONE.

  8. LB June 26, 2016

    Love the unity shown by the African American community this year, proud black person right here. More of this please.

    • Danzou June 26, 2016

      Unity? You’re literally only attracted to a small portion of your OWN race?

      • RihNavy June 26, 2016

        EXPOSE HA!

    • RihNavy June 26, 2016

      You’re such a try hard.

      • RihNavy June 26, 2016


  9. BeyAnna ? June 26, 2016

    Man that speech really touched my soul ! I am just loving all this black power. from kendrick to beyonce. i just love it. lets not just make this a trend lets make this s*** last a lifetime ?✊

  10. D June 26, 2016

    This had me speechless I’m so proud of this man this educated black man.

  11. Sherrele June 26, 2016

    Incredible speech

  12. Jay Jay June 27, 2016

    Very moved by this speech!

  13. Fancy BISH June 27, 2016


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