Guys, we gotta talk about Ferguson again. The protests have been off the radar lately, with so much other horribleness going on, but at last night’s Golden Globes, Common took the chance to remind everyone: it’s still going on.

Common used the Golden Globes stage as a soapbox.

The reference made sense after the rapper, along with singer John Legend won Golden Globes for Original Song for the Selma soundtrack, Glory. And here’s how Common made us all squirm in our seats.

“I am the hopeful black woman who was denied her right to vote (and) I am the caring white supporter killed on the frontlines of freedom,” he said, before linking the 1965 marches portrayed in the film to current events.

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“I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand but was instead given a bullet,” he continued. “I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty."

 Well, no, he isn’t. But as one of few people of color in a predominantly white industry, Common gets to say that. And not just. This isn't the first time the rapper has used his celebrity to call attention to a political cause. 

In 2011, when he was invited to sing at the White House, some police groups complained that his song, A Song for Assata, seemed to support convicted cop killer Joanne Chesimard, who escaped prison and fled to Cuba. Common also rapped negatively about President George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.