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Black Artists Makes Waves at 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.20.2016 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

The Toronto International Film Festival has aged gracefully into its 40th year anniversary. Black directors, actors and writers have enhanced the celebratory occasion with fine performances and artistic contributions in indie films, big budget movies and life-affirming documentaries.

What Common Can Teach Men About Getting Dressed

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.16.2015 | Style

Common is already having a pretty amazing 2015. The 43-year-old rapper played civil rights activist James Bevel in "Selma," and he co-wrote the Golden...

Selma Actress Tara Ochs Speaks on Frustrations With Racism and 'Oscar Snub'

Ferrari Sheppard | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
Ferrari Sheppard

Actress Tara Ochs is the quintessential working artist. Being casted alongside Oprah Winfrey in Selma, one of the year's most important films, was likely the last goal on Ochs' mind, until it happened.

Common's Critics' Choice Awards Speech Was Charming, Powerful & Perfect

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment

The Oscars didn't get a lot of things right when it came to "Selma," but voters were smart enough to put Common and John Legend in the Best Original S...

Kia Makarechi

Common On Why He Respects 'Incredible' Obama | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.13.2012 | Entertainment

When Michelle Obama invited Common to perform poetry at the White House, conservative news outlets decried the soft-spoken rapper as a vile, violence-...

Report: Rapper Narrowly Avoids Foreclosure On Chicago Condo

Posted 07.24.2012 | Chicago

Rapper-turned-actor Common may have a lucrative entertainment career, but that doesn't put him above a problem plaguing homeowners across Chicago. ...

After White House Invite, Conservatives Get Tough on Soft Rapper

Ari Melber | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The conservative kerfuffle over a White House invitation for Common is interesting, since the faux outrage targets an artist who actually embodies many values of his critics.