Common Pays Tribute to Diamond Reynolds at the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors
"I also want to take this moment to honor all the sisters who have been on the front lines in our ongoing movement for justice. I'm talking about Fannie Lou Hamer, Diane Nash, Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, Shirley Chisholm, I'm talking about the Black Lives Matter founders."
And I'm also talking about every day women. Women like Diamond Reynolds, who filmed the police killing [Philando Castile]. Who tried to calmly deescalate the deadly situation and hours later, was at her governor's mansion, demanding justice."
Reynolds filmed the aftermath of boyfriend Castile's shooting by police in Minnesota.
Watch Common's speech above.