John Legend

When Pharrell Williams signed up to perform at an all-star concert highlighting race relations in America, the multi-layered musician didn’t want to “have a kumbaya type-of-moment” onstage with his fellow performers, as he put it. “That’s not what these communities need. They don’t need another song, they need action,” Williams said in an interview Monday. […]

In an important move for people of color who helped propel him into office twice, President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to continue fighting for…

Much was made about the Oscars last Sunday. The hash tag #OscarsSoWhite reflected the absence of color among some of the biggest categories of the…

Common and John Legend captured Oscar gold on Sunday with their win for Best Original Song for “Glory,” the title track to  the movie “Selma”.…

The United States has the biggest population of prisoners in the world, both in terms of the number incarcerated and as a percentage of the total…

“Selma,” the critically acclaimed movie starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey and  directed by Ava DuVernay was not recognized as Best Picture, it did go home with at least one prize. “Glory” from “Selma” won the Academy Award for best original song. Performed and written by Common and John Legend, it also won the […]

The highly anticipated, star studded Grammy Awards are just around the corner and some of our favorite artists are up for this year’s top honors. Here is…

“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin sat down with actor/rapper Common who portrays Civil Rights activist James Bevel in the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic “Selma.”…

As much work as the people behind the Washington Post’s interactive project on “The N-Word” likely put in, its biggest and only beneficiaries are those who…

John Legend shocks Calvary Baptist Church with a surprise performance of “How I Got Over” in West Philadelphia. source: BCNN1.com

Singer John Legend is getting some much-needed rest after a quick visit to the hospital earlier today. TMZ reports that the singer felt bad enough after returning from a long trip that he went to the emergency room this morning. According to TMZ, his rep says “He’s been traveling a lot and must have picked […]

John Legend took a break from his stint on the Sade tour to surprise parishioners at Calvary Baptist Church in Pennsylvania’s West Philadelphia. The singer has a special connection with Philly, having gone to college there, and was excited to perform his rendition of Aretha Franklin’s ‘How I Got Over,’ off her ‘Amazing Grace’ album, […]