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Lena Waithe’s ‘The Chi’ Lands Series on Showtime

I first encountered the matchless talent that is Lena Waithe in 2014 watching Dear White People, but have always felt like we became friends as I got to know her character Denise on the Netflix original Master of None. Witty, sarcastic and always full of advice, her portrayal of Denise was perfect. So of course there’s…

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Common Drops New Album ‘Black America Again’

Common’s eleventh studio album Black America Again has officially arrived. The 16 track project features a few previously released singles such as “Home,” “Black America Again,” and “Letter to the Free.” Inspired by his peers Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, Common was able to re-build his confidence knowing that his style was still relevant today.…

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Common Enlists Stevie Wonder for “Black America Again”

Common has been one of the many trailblazing celebrities to put action behind his passionate repugnance towards the state of America’s pervasive racism and discrimination against Black people. Today, he brought us another powerful performance piece with the legendary Stevie Wonder lending his inimitable voice for the song’s triumphant closing chant. “Black America Again” dropped…

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Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, and More Join Blackout For Human Rights To Pay Homage to Victims of Police Brutality

In a series of autobiographical videos, a handful of our brilliant stars pay homage to the men, women and children who’ve lost their lives due to police brutality. Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Mara Brock Akil, and Common are only a few of the black actors and directors who highlight their lifetime accomplishments, and all…

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Audio: Common, “Home”

On a recent Soulection Radio show, guest DJ and Chicago-native No I.D. premiered a new track from Common entitled “Home.” “Playing some classics, some feel goods, and some unreleased beats by himself,” No I.D. dropped the Karriem Wiggins produced track at around 2 hours. While only a single verse could be played on air, we…

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RZA Enlists Common to Star In ‘Black Samurai’ TV Series

Common has his hands in many pots these days. Following the launch of his newest initiative to tackle gun violence in his hometown of Chicago, the Grammy and Oscar winner is set to star in a Black Samurai television series, produced by RZA. According to Variety, the show is still in its beginning stages of development…

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Common Launches New Initiative For His Hometown Chicago

Musician and Oscar winner Common is launching a new initiative in his native city of Chicago in efforts to end the city’s ongoing issues of gun violence. Common served as the host and honorary grand marshal for the celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary which came about through a partnership with the National Park…

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Common Channels His Inner B-Boy on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Stemming from a musical era where the street corner cyphers were poppin’ and the neighborhood b-boys created moves with the flattened cardboard and boomboxes, lyricist Common knows the culture all too well. We knew he had the verses and conscious flow with his earlier hits and later on with his Universal Soul track, but he…

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Watch The First Trailer for ‘Barbershop 3’ Featuring Nicki Minaj

Calvin’s Barbershop is officially back in business. The official trailer for the film’s third installment dropped yesterday, and we’re excited to see what the crew has been up to since the series’ last premiere in 2004.  In addition to our favorite star studded cast, including Cedric The Entertainer, Eve, Anthony Anderson, and Regina King, Barbershop 3:…

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Uzo Aduba Is The Most Glamourous Witch of Them All For ‘The Wiz Live!’

This holiday season, Orange Is The New Black breakout star Uzo Aduba will appear as Glinda the Good Witch in NBC’s upcoming holiday production, The Wiz Live! Adapted from The Wonderful Wiz of Oz, an American novelty piece by author L. Frank Baum, The Wiz! Live features an African-American cast and is retold in a…

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Common Gives Fan Love With A Kiss

Common may have a few of his lady fans a bit jealous after his recent experience onstage. While on stage at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit for the Tanqueray Trunk Show, the Chi-town native took the time to serenade a special female fan as he performed “Come Close.” As it appears, Common originally…

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Common & John Legend Earn A Standing Ovation With Oscar Appearance Speech

Common and John Legend took the stage to perform “Glory” before grabbing the the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Alongside their moving performance which sparked tears in the audience, the duo also addressed the on-going issue about violence and racial discrimination. Common spoke of Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge — a landmark best associated with…

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