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Exclusive Interview: J Dilla's Mom Discusses Smithsonian Induction

Karim Orange | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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 07.14.2014 | 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."

Movie Review: LUV

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sheldon Candis' LUV is a rough coming-of-age tale that establishes Common as a rapper who could easily put his music career behind him and concentrate on acting.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Dennis Haysbert on LUV

Dan Persons | Posted 03.13.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Dennis Haysbert has used his magnificent voice and imposing presence to portray everything from a prophetically charismatic President of the United States in 24 to a brilliant scientist in Now and Again to a tortured lover in Far from Heaven. Now, in the incisive drama LUV, he's Mr. Fish, crime boss and deceptively paternal mentor to the film's protagonist.

Common Brings Awareness To Accused Man's Clemency

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 02.13.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — When Harry Belafonte asked Common to participate in a benefit concert in support of freeing Native American activist Leonard Peltier,...

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-...

Jay-Z's Set At Made In America Included Obama & Kanye

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 11.02.2012 | Entertainment

PHILADELPHIA — Jay-Z's entrance said it all: He bounced up and down on top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, mimicking Rocky befor...

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!