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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 08.13.2015 | 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 07.15.2015 | 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.

Kendrick Lamar, Lee Daniels, and Dismissing the Double Standards on Black Artistry

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Current standards set by the masses suggests that black men and women cannot artistically express anger, be imperfect, invoke rebellion, find humor in their woes, be unapologetically sexual, explore taboos, and re-appropriate the tumultuous barriers placed on us.

John Legend On Common's Race Comments: It's Not Enough To Extend Hand Of Love

Associated Press | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 03.31.2015 | Black Voices

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- John Legend says he's concerned that the "Blurred Lines" verdict could set a scary precedent for artists creating music inspired...

Common, Pharrell, And ‘The New Black'

The Daily Beast | Stereo Williams | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices

“The New Black doesn't blame other races for our issues.” So decreed Pharrell Williams when the hit-making superstar spoke to Oprah last summer...

WATCH: Common Says Black People Showing Love To White People Is The Cure To Racism

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.24.2015 | Black Voices

As America continues to question and wrestle with the myth of a “post-racial” society, it appears Common may have found a possible solution to com...

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...

Movie Review: Run All Night -- Here We Go Again!

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Liam Neeson does it again. He not only has you care about his character, but the whole dang movie. Even if he is a retired hit man.

Common On Being Black In America: 'I Look At It As A Gift'

OWN | Posted 03.06.2015 | OWN

As a celebrity with a powerful platform, Oscar winner Common often speaks out with focused intensity about the struggles for justice, dignity and free...

The Time for Voter Rights Is Now

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

We cannot raise awareness about the heroines and heroes of history, and then turn around and be cowards 50 years later. This Congress must deal with overt moves among states to obstruct people's right to vote, and they must restore federal protections of voting rights.