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One Quote Sums Up Why John Legend Is The Voice For Justice Music Desperately Needs

Mic | Kate Beaudoin | Posted 03.04.2015 | Black Voices

"A just society is not one built on fear or repression or vengeance or exclusion, but one built on love. Love for our families. Love for our neighbors...

The Time for Voter Rights Is Now

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.02.2015 | 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.

John Legend Speaks to the Crack in the System Caused by Mass Incarceration

Antonio Moore | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Antonio Moore

Crack in the System's goal is simply to dig deeper, supply more facts, and provide the definitive story. We accomplished this by interviewing several individuals never seen on camera before speaking about the realities of their involvement with the reach of the contra scandal and cocaine epidemic.

Top 5 Things John Legend Should Know About Bahrain

Brian Dooley | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

Legend says he knows about human-rights issues in the kingdom but that because part of his "mission in life is to spread love and joy to people," he intends to play in Bahrain "regardless of my disagreements with some of their governments' policies and actions." As he mulls the best way to spread the love during his time in Bahrain, he might want to consider a few things.

John Legend is Right, and the Others Are Wrong!

Richard Fowler | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media
Richard Fowler

Why is it that these artists' statements don't receive validity? Isn't John Legend an American? Aren't his feelings and political views valid?

Celebrities Tweet About the Oscars

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

This past Sunday, the Twittersphere was buzzing with all things Oscar. According to data supplied by Twitter, here's how the evening played out.

Building Bridges: From 'Selma' to the Dinner Table

Fay Johnson | Posted 02.24.2015 | San Francisco
Fay Johnson

Though our country has progressed in institutionalizing particular laws and rights surrounding the issue of race discrimination, there is still much work to be done. The culture that we create now has the ability to influence both the government and perhaps even more immediately relevant, the lives of those around us.

A Thank You Letter to Ava DuVernay

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ola Ojewumi

She is unapologetic in her work, which shows that one's brilliance cannot be measured in Oscars and accolades, but in the impact you have on society.

Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Continue Whirlwind Month At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend capped off their whirlwind month at the Oscars Sunday night. Legend, who performed at the Super Bowl, the Grammys a...

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Decisions Decisions... What Song Changed Your Mind?

Shelly Peiken | Posted 02.19.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Thank you Joni. Thank you Neil. Thank you Carpenters. Thank you Carly Simon. Thank you Santo and Johnny. Thanks to Music Supervisors who get it right. Thank you to everyone who wrote a song that changed my life or changed my mind.

REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading and Succeeding; A Different Narrative for Black Men In America

Michele Hunt | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Michele Hunt

This book shines a light on impactful, positive stories of successful Black men who dared to dream big, and made their dreams come true against tremendous obstacles.

John Legend Disagreed With Kanye West's Comments About Beck

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

While John Legend found Kanye West's near interruption of Beck's Album of the Year speech "funny," the 36-year-old singer was not as amused by West's ...

John Legend Defends Kanye After Grammys Stunt

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

John Legend is part of #TeamKanye. Legend told Us Weekly that he thought West's near recreation of the rapper's infamous "Imma let you finish" mome...

My 10 Random Insta-Grammy Observations From the 2015 Grammy Awards

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

I enjoyed Kristen Wiig's surprise appearance as Sia's stand in for "Chandelier," as Sia does not face the audience while singing. BTW, can Kristen Wiig be a stand in for me in all aspects of my life? Please and thank you.

Common: An Overnight Success 20 Years in the Making

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl A. Cobbin

So for anyone who thought the success of Common has come out of nowhere, please study the totality of his stellar career and his partnership with Derek. I realize what I'm requesting is odd in the world of tweets, sound bites and 24-hour news cycles. I promise you will be entertained.

The Pro-Gay Reason John Legend Dropped Out Of A Hollywood Party In His Honor

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.04.2015 | Gay Voices

Singer John Legend is the latest celebrity to join a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel after the hotel's owner, Brunei leader Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah...

The 44 Gifs You Need To Watch If You Missed The Super Bowl

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.01.2015 | Sports

So much funny.

Idina Menzel Kicks Off The Super Bowl With Amazing National Anthem

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment

Idina Menzel started the Super Bowl off on a literal high note when she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" before kickoff. The amazing performance was a ...

Kimye, John Legend And Chrissy Teigen Double Date At Waffle House

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment

Forget the hot wings and bowls of chili, this Super Bowl is all about the waffles. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrived in Arizona on Saturday ah...

Ryan Kristobak

John Legend On 'Selma' Snubs: 'It Was Oscar-Worthy Work'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

Following his first Golden Globe win, for the track "Glory" from the film "Selma," John Legend, along with his fellow songwriter Common, are favored t...

12-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Shuts Down Statistics With John Legend Cover

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen

Many kids shy away from singing in front of crowds, but 12-year-old Madison Tevlin is letting her voice be heard. Born with Down syndrome, Madison ...

More Proof Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Are The Best

Posted 01.22.2015 | Celebrity

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are already one of the most beloved celebrity couples on the planet, and Teigen's latest Instagram video only reinforce...

11 Public Figures Share Their Inspiring Thoughts On MLK

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.16.2015 | Black Voices

It has been over 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to give his memorable “I Have A Dream” s...

10 Things I Learned from Screening 'Selma'

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I saw Selma, was not expecting a documentary, just a drama and am shocked people of my age seemingly know so little about this civil rights era. Nonetheless, here are 10 things I learned from screening Selma.

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...