Oscars Get Political As Rapper Common And More Call Out President Trump

March 5, 2018
Updated 14d ago

Hollywood's biggest stars took on issues from DACA to gun control at the 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani talked about their experiences as immigrants in Hollywood. Rapper Common called out President Trump in his performance of the song "Stand Up For Something" during the ceremony. Natasha Alford, Deputy Editor at The Grio, details all the messages that celebrities sent during the Oscars.

Alford, a former school teacher, also weighs in on the ongoing West Virginia Teachers' Strike. Schools have been closed statewide for almost two weeks as teachers protest for a raise in salary. West Virginia hasn't given teachers a raise in four years.