“Yes We Can” Wins Emmy

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The Yes We Can video (above) which I described back in February has won an Emmy. The video includes clips of Barack Obama’s New Hampshire primary night speech combined with various celebrities singing.  CNN reports:

Produced by Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am, the video won in the first time “New Approaches in Daytime Entertainment” category that “recognizes innovative production techniques and the use of media enhancement to support content.”

The video became an internet sensation when it first appeared shortly before Super Tuesday. Among the many celebrities who lent their voices to t project, which was filmed in black and white, are John Legend, Scarlett Johansson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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    Cecil Jones says:

    On behalf of all those I was able to inspire by offering these words to the Democratic Party during the 2004 election cycle, I thank you all for believing “We Can.”  It would also be nice to get a little credit for speaking directly to power when it made a difference, but getting the cash I should be due would be far better.  I now know these words came from Ceasar Chavez, but when you’re right, you’re right.  Who is the Democratic Karl Rove and the Bush Fly?

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