via FirstLadyB: Chance the Rapper is getting ready for the NBA All Star weekend when it hits the Windy City in February. Both Chance the Rapper and Common will  be performing, Chance’s brother, fellow rap artist Taylor Bennett, will perform at halftime of NBA Rising Stars on Friday, Feb. 14th, according to a Press Release […]

via eurweb: In his new memoir, “Let Love Have the Last Word,” rapper Common opens up about his illustrious career, his relationship with his 22-year-old daughter and a deeply painful childhood experience that he is still trying to wrap his head around… with the help of a therapist. In the book, the Oscar winner reveals that it […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Sheryl Crow and Common are among the artists and executives on the Recording Academy’s new task force on inclusion and diversity. The academy announced the team’s 16 members — 13 of whom are women — in a statement Wednesday. The Grammys announced the initiative after its CEO drew criticism for saying women need to “step […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Straight off of his Hope & Redemption Tour, Common brought his social activism to the stage of a prison in California. The rapper took a trip to the Folsom State Prison to give a concert and inspire hope with his Imagine Justice project. Photos of Common’s trip were posted on the Imagine Justice Instagram as […]

via Majic 102.3 Being the son of a teacher who once used her own money to buy classroom materials for her students, rapper Common showed his gratitude by donating $10,000 to the Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem. The money will go to help their teachers buy supplies like science kits and calculators. Students cheered loudly […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits. The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem the funds on Thursday. Students cheered loudly after they learned […]

Common is an Academy Award, Golden Globe & Grammy-Award Winning Hip Hop Artist, but beyond that he strives to make a difference as a philanthropist & activist, fighting to help improve people’s lives. source:

We are taking a look at all of the father’s out there who need someone to “put a ring on it.”

Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, recently sat down with Belafonte and criminal justice activist Carmen Perez for an exclusive interview to discuss Belafonte's upcoming music and arts festival, Many Rivers to Cross.

Not exactly sure on what, but it looks like Tasha Cobbs is working on something with Common! In the below video, Cobbs congratulates Common on his role in Barbershop 3, which just hit theaters over the weekend, all the while mentioning that they were working on something. New music collab, maybe? We’re here for it… source:

Roland Martin recently sat down with Regina Hall, Ice Cube, and Cedric the Entertainer to find out how they managed to actually get the movie done with such a crazy cast of characters roaming the set. Cedric told Martin they clowned a little and had a good time, but implied that Cube knows how to get folks back in line to "get the job done."

Common stopped by Greater Zion Church in Compton, CA, to surprise a youth choir with a live performance of “Glory.” Their reactions? Priceless. source: