DNC: Alicia Keys Dedicates ‘Superwoman’ Performance to Mothers of Black Lives Matter Movement

Singer and social activist Alicia Keys closed out the second night of the Democratic National Convention with a spirited musical performance shortly after former president Bill Clinton delivered the evening’s lengthy keynote address.

Keys first launched into her feminist anthem “Superwoman,”which she dedicated to the mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement who spoke earlier in the night.

“Women are the answer. We have the power to ensure that this country gets on the right path,” Keys said while sitting behind a piano. “I dedicate this song to the Mothers of the Movement and all mothers who have lost their sons and their daughter to senseless violence.”

“Until we deal with gun violence in this country, we can’t claim home of the brave.”

“Where’s my Bernie people?” Keys later yelled to the crowd.

“Where’s my Hillary people?” she asked.

“It’s time to be unified!” Keys said before launching into her song “In Common.”

The audience was then treated to a video montage of photos of past presidents. The video abruptly cut to glass shattering, revealing a live feed of Hillary Clinton figuratively breaking through the “glass ceiling.”

“I can’t believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling,” Clinton told the crowd from New York. “This is really your victory, this is really your night.”

“I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next,” the Democratic party presidential nominee said, as the camera panned out, showing her in a room surrounded by women and young girls.

 

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