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The School Of Rhyme: The Most Educated Rappers

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment

It's easy to write off today's rappers as nothing more than self-taught entrepreneurs and moguls whose strongest skill is their ability to spit clever...

Jason Linkins

Marco Rubio's Hip-Hop BBQ Didn't Create Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

I think it's pretty great that Marco Rubio took the opportunity to talk about hip-hop in his interview with GQ. He doesn't come off as a dilettante, e...

PHOTOS: GQ Men Of The Year Party

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.14.2012 | Black Voices

GQ's annual Men Of The Year party took place in New York City last night with a host of Hollywood's most dashing stars in attendance. Jamie Foxx, ...

Kia Makarechi

Common On Why He Respects 'Incredible' Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | 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-...

Movie Review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There is something magical about The Odd Life of Timothy Green. But not, unfortunately, magical enough.

Flicks Lighting Up Indie Screens

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 06.25.2012 | Miami

The American Black Film Festival starts this week with screenings at the Colony Theater and Miami Beach Cinematheque. Check out both full-feature movi...

G.O.O.D. Music's Dream Team

Sharief Easterling | Posted 07.01.2012 | Black Voices
Sharief Easterling

Quality rap music is few and far between these days but a union of this magnitude has endless possibilities. After getting a sample of the greatness on "Mercy" the whole word is patiently waiting for more of the classic material. From the looks of it Its gonna be a G.O.O.D. summer!

Happy Birthday, Common! (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.13.2012 | Black Voices

Happy 40th Birthday Common! The Chicago born rapper hit the hip-hop scene 20 years ago and has since his lyrical skills into becoming a successful ...

Sundance 2012 Top Picks: Keeping Us Human

Roya Rastegar | Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

In current times of civil unrest, economic injury, and political failure, we depend on love -- in all its complexity and even through untenable circumstances -- to keep ourselves human. Here are the top 10 films that cannot be missed in the coming year:

Sundance, Ice-T, and Shades of the American Race in Cinema

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment
Courtney Garcia

Representation of the collective diaspora has always been thwarted by our need to classify films according to races other than white. Still, while labels can be debilitating, they can also be manipulated.

Common Directs Another Diss Track At Drake

MTV News | Posted 03.10.2012 | Black Voices

The first rap battle of 2012 is officially in full swing and "Sway in the Morning" on Shade 45 and RapFix has the exclusive. Rumblings of a Common and...

Common Responds To Drake Diss-Track Rumors

Posted 02.20.2012 | Black Voices

"I'll say this, it's a lot of artists out there that sing. And I don't think there's anything the matter with singing, but I just feel like I wanted t...

Common Wants To Know What Chelsea Handler Likes In A Man

Posted 12.14.2011 | TV

Hip-hop artist Common stopped by "Chelsea Lately" (Weeknights., 11PM ET on E!) on Tuesday night, and as often happens on that show, the talk turned to...

ReThink Review: New Year's Eve -- Star Power Gridlock

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I'm not going to go into all the subplots, except to say that they all end as happily as you know they will from the very start.

Common's "The Believer" With John Legend (Exclusive), Plus Chatting With Carl Thomas and Straight No Chaser's Charlie Mechling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.03.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

On December 20, Grammy award winning rapper/actor Common drops his new album, The Dreamer/The Believer, and presented here is an exclusive, advance track from the project.

WATCH: Nicki Minaj Pushes LL Cool J Close To The 'Edge' With 'The Message'

Posted 12.01.2011 | Black Voices

Aside from Kanye West and Adele landing the most Grammy nominations for 2012, the event's fourth annual prime-time special showcased some of the music...

PHOTOS: Minaj, Pretty In Pink At Grammy Nominations Concert

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Black Voices

They don't call her Barbie for nothing. Nicki Minaj was decked out in a blue skin-tight dress, sky-high pumps and her signature pink hair as she h...

Photos From "True Hip-Hop"

Mike Schreiber | Posted 01.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Schreiber

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Common Tells A Graphic Story In 'Let's Move'

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home

A previously unreleased Common track materialized on the web last week, tiding us over until his album, The Dreamer, The Believer, drops in December (...

Exclusive Excerpt From One Day It'll All Make Sense

Common | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices
Common

Perhaps the greatest love of my life is my daughter, Omoye. As she's grown older, the two of us have forged a bond of friendship to go along with that father-daughter love. I love her spirit and her playfulness; it brings out the playfulness in me.

WATCH: Common Inspires South Side Kids To Pursue Dreams, Not Crime

Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact

Though Common's wild success has taken him far beyond Chicago's rough South Side where he grew up, he's returned to help -- and inspire -- the underpr...

Common on White House Controversy: It Was the Highest and Lowest Moment of My Life

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.22.2011 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

From his new book One Day It Will All Make Sense to his reaction to all the bad press around his White House invite, the "influencer" candidly spoke to me about his spin on things.

6 Questions for Alex Bogusky: Advertising and Social Causes

Jeff Sweat | Posted 10.30.2011 | Impact
Jeff Sweat

Alex Bogusky was one of the stars of the advertising world -- the force behind the Truth Campaign, and AdWeek's creative director of the decade for the 2000s -- until he dropped out of advertising last year.

First-Day Attendance Up At Early-Start Schools

Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

It looks like a massive publicity campaign, including a door-to-door outreach by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard, paid off. ...

The Light Of The Sun: A Conversation With Jill Scott

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Jill has the #1 album in the country, and features Anthony Hamilton on her latest single, "So In Love." Here, she gives us some background on how her duet came about.