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Oscars 2015: The full list of winners, John Legend talks incarceration of Black men and voting rights during his Oscar acceptance speech, Legend also talked voting rights in a one-on-one- interview with Cleveland Urban News.Com in 2012 as he campaigned in Ohio for the reelection of President Obama....Watch the moving Oscar performance of 'Glory' by Legend and Common here at Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

John Stephens (John Legend) (right) and Lonnie Lynn (Common) won the Oscar for best original song for 'Glory,' from the film Selma. During his acceptance speech, Legend spoke on voting rights and the high rate of incarceration of Black men in America. Selma lost in the category of best picture to Birdman. (Photo by Getty Images). Watch the 2015 Oscars performance of 'Glory' by Legend and Common in the video below, a moving performance that drew a standing ovation . By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News.Com, and the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper and newspaper blog. Tel: (216) 659-0473.  Coleman is a community activist and 21-year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.   ( ) /   ( )  LOS ANGELES, California- Ohio native John Legend and hip hop artist Com