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Schools Should Show 'Selma'!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.25.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It's oft been said that those who don't learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. But you need to know what your history is before you can learn from it. Selma DVDs in every classroom is a start.

White House To Host Special 'Selma' Screening

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment

Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo and Common were in Los Angeles for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Thursday night, but on Friday aftern...

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...

Common Celebrates Dr. King's Birthday With Oscar Nomination

AP | Mesfin Fekadu | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Common says earning an Oscar nomination for his music attached to a film about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the activist's birt...

Read Common's Powerful Speech After His Best Original Song Win At The Golden Globes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment

The Golden Globe for Best Original Song was awarded to John Legend and Common for their song "Glory" from the film "Selma." In an exclusive video s...

Common Explains The True Inspiration Behind His Song From 'Selma'

OWN | Posted 01.09.2015 | OWN

In the movie "Selma," which chronicles the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery protest marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., actor and hip hop artist Commo...

Common: Racism Portrayed In 'Selma' Is Similar To Present-Day Struggle

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.05.2015 | Black Voices

When Ava DuVernay set out to make "Selma" — which has a stunning 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and 91 percent on Metacritic — she likely ha...

Hell on Wheels: Elam Gone, Ezra Gone, and Now Ruth... Gone?!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 01.21.2015 | TV
Darryl Woodard

Last Saturday's November 15, 2014 episode of the AMC western drama Hell on Wheels had to have had everyone watching in suspense. Then it happened. The mobile town of Hell on Wheels in Cheyenne had lost a courageous spiritual overseer.

Inquire Before You Accuse

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Being fortunate to work worldwide with various people over the years, I've found there's a common denominator either leading people to their own demis...

iconic32 Launches in New York City With Common and Malik Yoba

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Akoshia Yoba

With the star power of rapper/actor Common and actor/entrepreneur Malik Yoba, iconic32's launch party demonstrated how simple it is to be a force for social good while also enjoying the privileges of being among the world's leading consumer classes.

Hell on Wheels: Recent Season Four Episode Seven Delivers!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

This past Saturday's episode of Hell on Wheels titled "Elam Ferguson," was heartrending. It also depicted profoundly memorable performances by all actors involved.

Exclusive Interview: J Dilla's Mom Discusses Smithsonian Induction

Karim Orange | Posted 10.13.2014 | Arts
Karim Orange

J Dilla was a musical genius. His contribution both as a producer and rapper pioneered the musical platform that so many current artists have built on.

Read, Read, Read!

Jim Steyer | Posted 09.13.2014 | Education
Jim Steyer

As kids and parents enjoy their well-deserved break from school work, we can all take a more active role in ensuring their minds don't simply melt away into a morass of video games, texting and social media.

Amatus' Broken Compass

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Although her lyrics sometimes fall short of insight, her sultry delivery makes up for the missing poetry, especially heard in the last two tracks "Punk" and "Cherish."

Common: Chicago Needs To Better Understand The Youth

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- Chicago rapper Common says his hometown needs to better understand the young people contributing to its violence problem and be more consis...

Magic Johnson Launches Initiative For At-Risk Chicago Kids

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Earvin "Magic" Johnson is getting a little help from Chicago rapper Common for his newest off-court endeavor. The former NBA star lau...

Jacqueline Howard

Common Weighs In On Youth Violence & His Homecoming

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.04.2013 | Chicago

It seems as though no other city can replace Chicago for the multi-Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Common. After all, he is the emcee who once sai...

Straight Talk Hints About the College Application Process

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Leslie K. Stein

It might seem a bit early, but if you are in junior high or early high school, this is the perfect time to start to get familiar with the college application process. You do not get do-overs.

Alex Bogusky's Unlikely Journey From Ad Man to Social Entrepreneurship Booster

Rachael Chong | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Once called the creative director of the decade, Bogusky is now helping shape the message of everyone from Al Gore to budding worldchangers. Homeless...

Marie Claire Is Chasing Rainbows

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

How do we survive it without hurting ourselves or others? If you get caught up in the causality of the war that is waged upon us all in this life you won't make it out alive. You have to tell a story, have a voice and write the lyrics of your own life.

Just What the Doctor Prescribed

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 06.06.2013 | TV
Lisa Steinberg

Tuesday nights you need to write yourself a prescription for hit FOX show The Mindy Project. Make sure you follow doctor's orders because this prescri...

Rapper Big Sean Celebrates 25th Birthday With Friends

Stephanie Penn | Posted 05.27.2013 | Black Voices
Stephanie Penn

Last night Detroit, Michigan born rapper Big Sean celebrated his 25th birthday with friends. Guests joining in on the surprise included Common, Wiz Khalifa, Naya Rivera and Jhene Aiko.

Why Being in Your 20s Blows

Courtney Garcia | Posted 05.06.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

No matter what job we get or relationship we embark upon, the practice of doing the same thing every day is a form of monotony we're not easily accustomed to, and the thought of it continuing on forever creates terror in our liberated souls.

Kanye Rumor Debunked

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.24.2013 | Entertainment

An artist within Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music camp has told The Huffington Post that there will be no "Cruel Winter" compilation album. Malik Yusef...

LUV

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Never has contributing to the delinquency of a minor been so wonderfully tragic and compelling. Sometimes Woody Watson, an 11 year-old, is a vulnerable kid. "Only one place I have is OK. Inside me where I can hide everything."