Watch The Most Powerful Speeches And Moments From The March For Our Lives

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Change is happening, and it’s coming from America’s youth

If there's a prevailing theme that's emerged in the fight against gun violence recently, it's not that of adults or government individuals ushering forth change. Rather, it's young people pressing and fighting for gun regulations—and actually making change a slow, but visible reality.

On Saturday, March 24, the March For Our Lives rally took place in Washington D.C. as well as cities around the country, in what is thought to be the largest single-day protest in the capital's history. There were words from the student survivors of the Parkland shooting back in February who started the #NeverAgain movement, Yolanda Renee King (granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr.), and gun violence survivor Mya Middleton—among many other powerful voices, namely from individuals 18-years-old and younger. Despite celebrity attendance and involvement, the movement shone a spotlight on the young voices urging people to get involved, to join the revolution, and to vote.

Emma Gonzalez, who has become one of the most recognizable faces from the movement that arose from the Parkland shooting, took to the stage to speak the names of the 17 deceased students before standing in silence for 6 minutes and 20 seconds—the time it took for the gunman to commit the crime.

11-year-old Naomi Wadler delivered a moving speech focused on the lack of attention for black girls and women in the push for safety against gun violence. "I represent the African American women who are victims of gun violence, who are simply statistics instead of vibrant, beautiful girls that fill a potential," she said.

Wadler also addressed the twisted reality that the lack of privilege extends even after their deaths for African American girls: "My friends and I might still be 11 and we might still be in elementary school, but we know. We know life isn't equal for everyone and we know what is right and wrong."

Yolanda Renee King, whose grandfather famously fought for peace and justice, spoke as well, referencing her grandfather's words: "I have a dream that enough is enough."

Other speakers included David Hogg, another recognizable student face from the Parkland shooting, Newtown high schoolers who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook shooting, and other young teens who experienced the effects of gun violence in their own lives. You can watch their moving speeches below:


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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.