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7 Motivational Takeaways from ‘A Conversation with Common’

Common discusses his work as an actor and hip- hop artist, and talks about community…

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Common Brings NOLA Flavor to Chicago for the Park Exchange Series

The event will featured full jazz music bands, dancing, and more

On Saturday, June 11, Oscar and Grammy-winning artist Common, the National Park Foundation, and the National…

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Don’t Miss Your Appointment Tonight For ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’

Calvin and his crew--old and new--are at it again

Calvin and his crew–old and new–are at it again.

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2016 African American Festival Hosts Stellar Line-up

The annual festival celebrates black life, music, and culture in Baltimore

On July 2-3 thousands will gather for a weekend of music, art, and celebration at…

By Safon Floyd

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ABFF Announces Common as 2016 Celebrity Ambassador

The award-winning artist leads the charge for the film festival's 20th anniversary

The American Black Film Festival and Black Enterprise are proud to announce that award-winning rapper,…

By Safon Floyd

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Rapper Common, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Effects of Youth Unemployment

Schultz sheds light on the racial injustices minority youth face when seeking employment

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Rapper Common, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talk about the adverse…

By Courtney Connley

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Top Black Commencement Speakers of 2015

Black commencement speeches to look out for this year

A list of the top black commencement speakers of 2015.

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Kean University Cancels Common’s Commencement Speech Over Rap Song

Kean pulls the plug on Common speaking due to his 2000 song 'A Song for Assata'

Kean University cancels Common as a commencement speaker over the lyrics in his 2000 song…

By Courtney Connley

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‘Empire’ Star Power: Oprah and Common Set to Join Show

Co-creator Lee Daniels confirms parts written for the mogul and hip-hop star

Lee Daniels tells sources that he has written parts for the multimedia billionaire as well…

By Essence Gant

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Denzel Washington and Common Set to Deliver HBCU Commencement Speeches

Actor to speak at Dillard University and musician to speak at Winston-Salem State

Denzel Washington and Common to deliver commencement speeches at separate HBCUs this May.

By Courtney Connley

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Common and John Legend Win Oscar for ‘Glory’, Plus Moving Performance

Common and John Legend leave audience in tears after "Glory"

Last night viewers all across the country tuned into ABC network to watch The Oscars.…

By Essence Gant

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Common and John Legend Address Civil Rights Issues of Today in Moving Oscar Speech

Issues with voting rights, criminal justice system and more take center stage at the Oscars

Common and John Legend use Oscars platform to deliver a moving speech

By Courtney Connley

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NAACP Image Awards 2015 Reveals Non-Televised Winners

Beyoncé, Common, Iyanla and others take home an Image Award

The 46th NAACP Image Awards are set to premiere tonight at 9:00 P.M. Anthony Anderson…

By Essence Gant

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Common and John Legend Win Golden Globe for ‘Glory’

Music duo delivers moving speech about "Selma" and its connection to today's current events

Common and John Legend take home the Golden Globe award for their collaborative song “Glory”

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Common is hosting a furniture design reality show on Spike TV

Common to Host Spike TV’s Furniture Design Series, “Framework”

This show is the first of its kind

Multi-talented performer, Common, is hosting a new type of reality show on Spike TV named…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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White House Welcomes Mary J. Blige, Common and the Jackie Robinson West All Stars

President invites music legends and Little League baseball team to the White House

President Obama invited Mary J. Blige, Common, the Jackie Robinson West All Stars and more…

By Courtney Connley

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Kanye West, Common Plan on Raising Funds to Bring 20,000 Jobs to Chicago

The rappers' organizations, Common Ground and DONDA will spearhead the movement

Common and Kanye West, plan on using their names, influence and organizations to bring hope…

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Common Finds “Luv” in New Film

Common scores another leading man role

Rapper Common who has shown his acting chops in a number of roles (American Gangster,…

By Demetria Irwin

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10 Eligible Black Men ‘The Bachelor’ Should Cast

Reality TV casting agents for The Bachelor may have a hard time finding men of color but here are a few good men

After two African American men sued producers of the The Bachelor for racial discrimination here’s…

By Bridgette Bartlett

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SXSW 2012: What Brands Can Learn From Rappers

Advertising and marketing execs at 2012 South by Southwest Interactive were all ears at the “Y Rappers Are Better Marketers Than U” panel held on Saturday

The “Y Rappers Are Better Than You” panel held Saturday morning was packed with advertising…

By Winston Ford

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After 143 Million Left Vulnerable by Equifax Hack, Here’s What You Can Do

The Equifax hack could be the largest data theft involving Social Security numbers, which is…

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How She Became a Full Stack JavaScript Developer In 5 Intensive Months

My biggest lesson learned was overcoming limitations I had put on myself regarding what I…

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