Common

In 1965 the world watched as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lead marches on a relentless campaign for voting rights in Selma, Ala. In 2015,…

Chicago-bred rapper Common (pictured) is known for his socially conscious music; Sunday night at the Golden Globes, he delivered a moving speech about how what happened…

“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin sat down with actor/rapper Common who portrays Civil Rights activist James Bevel in the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic “Selma.”…

Ava Duvernay’s “Selma” isn’t just another historical film that repeats information we’ve already read in textbooks about Martin Luther King Jr., the Harpo production introduces…

From  the streets of  the south side of Chicago to hip-hop legacy, Common shares his thoughts on the importance of valuing your life. ” ]

They put on for their city! Rappers and Chicago natives, Kanye West and Common have joined forces to bring over 20,000 jobs to their hometown.…

Artist, actor and philanthropist Common was joined by Andrea L. Zopp, CEO of the Chicago Urban League and Rhymefest, the creative director of Kanye West’s Donda’s…

It’s been no secret that rampant violence, specifically gang violence, is plaguing parts of the city of Chicago, so naturally, when speaking to Chi-Town’s own Common, EBONY.com wanted to know what the rapper made of the more than 400 homicides that have taken place in his hometown this year. EBONY: Speaking of setting an example, […]

After the New York Post posted a story, claiming that legendary poet and author, Maya Angelou was disappointed in rapper Common for his use of the N-Word on their collaboration, “The Dreamer,” Angelou called in to the TV program, 106th And Park, while Common was on, voicing her support. Angelou referred to Common as a […]

Legendary poet and author, Maya Angelou has claimed that she is “surprised and disappointed” by rapper Common’s lyrics on a song for which she contributed a poem. Angelou contributed a poem for Common’s song, “The Dreamer” but did not hear the lyrics. When she heard the “N-Word” on the song she was featured on, she […]