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
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.
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.