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Movie Review...John Wyck 2 is Here to Stay

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.08.2017 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Oh my, John Wyck is back and badder than ever. Or is he? Retired hit man John Wyck aka Keanu Reeves is directed by Chad Stahelski who was Reeves s...

"Maya Angelou - And Still I Rise": The Caged Bird Sings!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 02.02.2017 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack have gifted us with a captivating, well-crafted, thoroughly entertaining documentary about the extraordin...

9 Black Empowerment Anthems That Helped Define 2016

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.16.2016 | Black Voices

From the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in July to the string of hate crimes that have taken place since the election o...

Miracles and Why We're Reluctant to Own Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

A miracle suggests divine intervention in human affairs. Many of us tend to think that believing in miracles is unscientific. But it is science that h...

Common Thinks It's Time To Rewrite The Narrative Of Black America

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 10.03.2016 | Black Voices

Common is hailed for lyricizing his commitment to social justice, and his new album certainly isn’t straying from that script. The rapper sat down w...

Common's Message For Politicians Who Keep Referencing Chicago's Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.01.2016 | Black Voices

Hip-hop artist Common is done with politicians who bring up Chicago’s gun violence to score political points. When moderator Lester Holt asked both...

WATCH LIVE: Rapper Common Talks Activism And His Upcoming Album

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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'I Gave You Power': Nas' Plea For Gun Control Still Remains Relevant

Timothy Cooper | Posted 09.28.2016 | Black Voices
Timothy Cooper

The world has changed immensely since the release of "I Gave You Power," but the issue of gun violence in America has, more or less, remained the same. Aside from being a baronial and complex story, Nas' song was a forewarning of what was to come.

Common Shares His 'Supreme Love To Black Women' With Mini-Documentary

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.20.2016 | Black Voices

Common wants the world to know that the strength of a black woman is on “a whole ‘nother level of endurance and struggle,” with the release of h...

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 12.28.2016 | 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 12.14.2016 | 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 ...