entertainment

“OITNB” Cast Uses Award Acceptance Speech As A Chance To Speak About Unity And Diversity

This diverse group of empowering women take on yet another award, and they totally deserve it.?

For the third year in a row, “Orange Is The New Black” won the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series — and they couldn’t be happier about it. With the help of Elizabeth Rodriguez and Jackie Cruz, Taylor Schilling took her award acceptance speech as an opportunity to shed light on the significance of unity and acceptance:

We stand up here representing a diverse group of people, representing generations of families who sought a better life here, from places like Nigeria, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ireland… And we know that it’s going to be up to us, and all of you probably too, to keep telling stories that show: what unites us is stronger than the forces that seek to divide us.

Cheers to #womenpower and cheers to the #orangefamily


We’ll be waiting for the fourth award in a row next year. ???

giphy-4
Credit: TNT / YOUTUBE

READ: We Know What The Cast Of OITNB Looks Like Out Of Prison Uniforms, Here Are All The Badass Things They’re Doing

If you’re a fan of OITNB, hit the share button below!

These 13 Latino Celebrities Are Not Staying Quiet After Trump's Travel Ban

things that matter

These 13 Latino Celebrities Are Not Staying Quiet After Trump’s Travel Ban

@oxfam / Twitter

On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that prohibited immigrants, including refugees, from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States — and people nationwide are uniting in protest.

According to The New York Times, the order calls for suspended entry of all refugees to the U.S. for 120 days, a ban on Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry for 90 days for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. 

People flooded airports all over the country to protest this ban that some are calling unconstitutional.

Crowds protesting the Muslim ban at Raleigh-Durham Airport/ Araceli Cruz
CREDIT: Crowds protesting the Muslim ban at Raleigh-Durham Airport/ Araceli Cruz

Latino celebrities, like J.Lo, are voicing their thoughts on their social media profiles.


Jennifer Lopez can’t separate a nightmare from reality.

Brooklyn native Rosie Perez gave her hometown a shout out after protesters gathered in masses at Cadman Plaza.


The actress and activist tweeted throughout the weekend using the hashtags #immigrationban #NoBanNoWall and #MuslimBan.

Even though Gina Rodriguez was at the Golden Globes this weekend, she remained vocal all weekend long online.

View this post on Instagram

No Muslim ban. No ban. No wall.

A post shared by Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina) on


The “Jane The Virgin” star effortlessly multitasked during this busy weekend and also revealed her new production deal with CBS to deliver shows featuring people of color.

America Ferrera encouraged her followers to join the protest at LAX.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BP02evzgx8M/?taken-by=americaferrera


She also told fans and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick that she was deleting the Uber app from her phone for Uber’s recent breaking of strike lines after the New York Taxi Workers Alliance halted service to JFK Airport in solidarity with the protests there.

Gael García Bernal released a moving clip to help refugees.


The video explores how Bernal is helping refugees through Oxfam, and how you can help too.

Zoe Saldana shared a touching quote about discrimination.


The actresses posted an image and quote by Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu, an American civil rights activist who objected to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. He wanted to enlist in the U.S. military but was turned away because of his ethnicity. Google also celebrated Korematsu’s birthday today by featuring him on their homepage.

Actress Melonie Diaz got proactive by providing a record of her disapproval of Trump and his advisor Steve Bannon.


One of the most useful ways to make your voice be heard is to call your local senator or representative and tell them how you feel.

John Leguizamo was on social media all weekend telling his followers how to stay involved.


The actor and civil rights activist went as far as rebooking a flight on Delta after Trump accused the airline of causing chaos at airports this weekend. Good on you, John!

Our favorite fast food joint gave out free burgers to protesters, and George Lopez helped spread the good news.


We all know how George Lopez feels about Trump, so this shout out to In-N-Out was especially meaningful. Burgers for standing up for our rights? It’s doesn’t get more chingon than that.

Cristela Alonzo told issue voters, who perhaps are having second thoughts about their presidential vote, how she truly feels.

https://twitter.com/cristela9/status/826102861775802368


The actress and comedian did not hold back this weekend.

Dascha Polanco shared incredible images of people protesting at various airports in the country.


The “Orange Is The New Black” actress was at the Golden Globes in L.A. but made time to show her support for protesters.

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro put everything into perspective with this tweet:


Without each other, we have nothing. Strength in numbers! And this weekend’s protests proved just that.

And Rosario Dawson gave us all a glimmer of hope.


This quote, from one of the most famous refugees to have ever lived, is one that we must consider even though we seem to be at odds with each other.


READ: After Trump Threatens To Cancel Meeting With Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto Beats Him To The Punch

How do you feel about the Muslim ban? Let us know by sharing this story and commenting below. 

Paid Promoted Stories