CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE 

  • Andra Day and Common perform onstage during CNN Heroes 2017 at the American Museum of Natural History on December 17, 2017 in New York City.

    Stand Up For Something

    Andra Day and Common perform their Grammy and Critics' Choice nominated song during CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute

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  • NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  (L-R) Anderson Cooper, 2016 CNN Hero of the Year Jeison Aristizaba of Asodisvalle, and Kelly Ripa pose onstage during the CNN Heroes Gala 2016 at the American Museum of Natural History on December 11, 2016 in New York City. 26362_013  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Turner)

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    Aaron Valencia

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