Here’s all the news we’re reading on this Monday:
• At the Oscars last night, John Legend and Common quoted Nina Simone in their acceptance speech for Best Song, drawing a link between Selma and protests of today. Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu also made a powerful statement, calling for “deceny and respect for immigrants.” [Colorlines]
• Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette also used her time in the spotlight last night to send a message, pointing out the gender wage gap and the importance of paying men and women equally… and then said some very questionable things later in the night. [Vulture and RH Reality Check]
• The 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s murder was this weekend—here’s a look at his life, activism, and his public speaking power.
• I love this Latino USA story about a day in the life of a New York City bodega. [Latino USA]