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Common Stresses The Importance Of Giving Back To HBCUs

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices

Common wants to support students at historically black colleges and universities in a major way. The rapper/actor/activist has teamed up with Allstate...

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

Our Curative Breath

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.

Movie Review: Suicide Squad... Enough Already!

Carole Mallory | Posted 08.04.2016 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

The plot is predictable, but initially you think this is all new. Wow, but then the drumbeat to 'ho hum ness' begins. It is too long and too action packed for you to care.

Common Praises Black Women's Leadership At Hip-Hop Honors

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices

Monday’s VH1 Hip-Hop Honors wasn’t just about honoring the matrons of hip-hop, but honoring all black women. Period. While introducing a tribute...

Common Wants To Bring ‘Peace’ And ‘Hope’ To Chicago Through New Initiative

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.13.2016 | Black Voices

Common wants to help heal and enage the residents in his hometown of Chicago with his latest initiative. The Oscar winner partnered with the National...

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

Common Drops Dope Verse On Black Lives Matter In New Freestyle

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices

Common has finally given fans a taste of what to expect from his forthcoming eleventh album. During an appearance on SiriusXM’s "Sway in the Morning...

10 Things I Learned from Barbershop: The Next Cut

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 04.18.2016 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw the movie Barbershop: The Next Cut (aka Barbershop 3) on opening day. Although I have no recollection of seeing the first two Barbershops I w...

The Cast of "Barbershop: The Next Cut" 'Combs' to AOL BUILD

Andrew Nauffts | Posted 04.14.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Nauffts

The third installment in the "Barbershop" film franchise, "Barbershop: The Next Cut," is set to premier this Friday, April 15th, and while the calendar says it's Spring, the forecast calls for Ice (Cube, that is).

VH1 Explores Chicago Barbershop Culture & Violence in Town Hall Event

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.12.2016 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

(Photo Provided by VH1) The barbershop, a staple in the black community for many years now, it is also a place where fathers and some mothers take t...

Beyond Bono: Music and Philanthropy

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I wish I could sing, and belt out every feeling like Nina Simone or sing a love letter to my daughter like Paul Simon. I love music and have long been impressed with the artists that enrich our world in so many ways.

Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Kathay Feng

Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.

A Sneak Peek At The Fabulous Costumes Of 'The Wiz Live!'

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

"The Wiz Live!" airs in two weeks but we have phenomenal costumes to admire in the meantime. NBC will air the "The Wiz Live!" on Dec. 3, as part of t...

It's Here: 'The Wiz Live!' Trailer Has Arrived And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices

The newly released trailer for NBC's much-anticipated three-hour production of "The Wiz Live!" has arrived and, thankfully, it gives us everything we ...

Common Supports Hillary Clinton, Thinks A Woman President Would Be 'Wonderful'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.20.2015 | Black Voices

As she continues to dominate polls, it appears Hillary Clinton has scored another supporter. Award-winning rapper-actor Common recently expressed his ...

Common Slams Trump Coverage: 'The Integrity Of The Media Is Gone'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices

Common is not happy with all the news coverage that Donald Trump has garnered since he announced his 2016 presidential bid, he told HuffPost Live on M...

How Starbucks' 100k Opportunities Launch Demonstrated a Belief That Young People in Chicago Matter

Paul Kendrick | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Paul Kendrick

A woman who has worked with young people in Chicago her whole career walked into the convention center room at McCormack Place on August 12 and started to cry. Looking around, she couldn't believe something that looked like this was being done for the kids she loves.

Real Spiritual: Common Ground

Brian Akers | Posted 08.13.2016 | Religion
Brian Akers

All of us are equal receivers of God's good, given the freedom to explore how to become magnificent avenues through which that good may flow. When we get less hung up on how we commune with the infinite source we become more available to how much good we can allow to flow through us and into the world.

12 Common Household Dangers Every Homeowner Should Know

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

Homeownership is hard enough as it is, without worrying about all the things that can potentially go wrong. There are, however, some important dangers...

White House Conference on Aging -- Tear Down those Walls

Donna M. Butts | Posted 07.15.2016 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

It's time to tear down these age-segregated walls and rebuild the bridges -- the social compact -- that made our country economically viable and strong.

Common's 'Suicide Squad' Getup Revealed

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment

We may not know exactly who Common is playing in the new "Suicide Squad" film, but we do know he'll have a lot of tattoos. New photos of the hip-h...

Daily Meditation: Glory

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.30.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' Film Title Draws Backlash From Local Officials

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.23.2015 | Black Voices

The title of Spike Lee's upcoming film, 'Chiraq', has drawn some criticism in Chicago. The proposed project, which is reportedly set to highlight b...

Hip Hop Artist Common Set to Headline University of Michigan's MUSIC Matters Benefit Show

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.14.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

MUSIC Matters, now in their fourth year, holds a spring festival annually that's patterned loosely by Austin's South By Southwest to bring together all the different facets on campus with hopes to make strong community ties in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas.