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‘Defund Police’ Movement Gains Steam As Celebrities And Politicians Sign On

Source: Erik McGregor / Getty Since protests have erupted all over the world in response to police violence against Black people, cries to #DefundPolice have significantly grown. The demand has especially been pushed by the Black Lives Matter global network and the Movement for Black Lives, which is an amalgamation of various organizations across the […]

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‘Defund Police’ Movement Gains Steam As Celebrities And Politicians Sign On

Source: Erik McGregor / Getty Since protests have erupted all over the world in response to police violence against Black people, cries to #DefundPolice have significantly grown. The demand has especially been pushed by the Black Lives Matter global network and the Movement for Black Lives, which is an amalgamation of various organizations across the […]

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Hip-Hop Was Shining A Light On Police Brutality Long Before Social Media Did

This past week’s protests and demonstrations didn’t start with the death of George Floyd. This didn’t start with Breona Taylor, either. This didn’t start with Philando Castile. It didn’t start with Sandra Bland. It didn’t start with Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, or Mike Brown. It didn’t even start with Amadou Diallo, who you might remember […]

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Stevie Wonder and Rep. Ayanna Pressley Join List of Performers and Speakers for #MalcolmXDay Livestream Event

Al Sharpton, left, speaks onstage on February 10, 2020 in New York City; Stevie Wonder at the funeral of former U.S. Congressman John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) on November 4, 2019 in Detroit, Mich.; Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) during a campaign rally February 01, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Photo: Monica Schipper (Getty Images for National CARES […]

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Common’s Nonprofit Launches Criminal Justice Reform Campaign Amid COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been growing concern surrounding the spread of the virus within correctional facilities. Rapper and activist Common is putting the focus on helping incarcerated populations through the creation of a new campaign, TIME reported. .@common‘s campaign, #WeMatterToo, is urging authorities to release people who have served the vast majority of […]

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Quarantine Kit: How Common Refuses To Miss A Beat During Lockdown

“Quarantine Kit” features interviews with our favorite actors, musicians, chefs, athletes, and artists about their personal methods for killing time, staying fit, and keeping social distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Common is living like seven lifetimes all at once. Dude is a Grammy-winning rapper, a legit movie star, and a serious philanthropist. So it’s no […]

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Common Discusses Bumble Partnership, Tiffany Haddish, and Maintaining Connections While Quarantined

Photo: Jason Mendez (Getty Images) One of the most heartbreaking effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the lack of face-to-face interactions with family and friends. While phone calls and video chat services like FaceTime, Zoom and HouseParty have helped us maintain relationships during this period, some may be looking to build a few relationships of […]

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Drake’s ‘Stay Schemin’ Verse Was The Birth Of ‘Mob Boss Drake’

This week, Drake’s “Toosie Slide” debuted at number one on Billboard Hot 100, marking his third appearance on the summit of pop music. The moody single is notable not just because it’s a dance track unabashedly aiming for TikTok supremacy, but because grandmothers and kids are dancing to a track with lyrics like, “two hundred […]

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Are They Ready for Love in the Age of Corona? Tiffany Haddish and Common Are Reportedly Self-Isolating Together

Common and Tiffany Haddish attend Toast To The Arts Presented by Remy Martin on March 2, 2018, in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Jerritt Clark (Getty Images for Remy Martin) The tea is piping hot and continuously flowing during the stay-at-home order—and there may be some love brewing in the air. Advertisement During his virtual live […]

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Common Believes That Black Women Are a Gift

It’s both Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, which means it’s a perfect time to remind you all that the world would be lost without black women. Black women are the gift this world does not deserve and rapper/actor Common agrees with that fact. Common says black women are the “givers and creators of […]

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BIST, or the ‘Black EGOT’: Celebrating the Elite Who’ve Won a BET Award, NAACP Image Award and Soul Train Award

BIST chainGraphic: The Root Two—that’s the number of black people who have an EGOT, that is, at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. Whoopi Goldberg and John Legend are a part of that elite 15-member club. Cynthia Erivo, Billy Porter and Viola Davis are almost there. Unfortunately, we can’t count on irregular trends […]

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TNT’s NBA All-Star Saturday Tribute To Kobe Bryant Featured Chadwick Boseman And Ice Cube

NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago was bound to be full of Kobe Bryant tributes in the wake of his tragic death in a helicopter crash along with eight others, including his daughter, Gianna. The NBA world continues to be in mourning, but Bryant’s impact expands far beyond just basketball. That was evident once again in […]

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Dwyane Wade And Chadwick Boseman Headline The Five NBA Dunk Contest Judges

The main event of 2020 NBA All-Star Saturday Night festivities will be the Dunk Contest, featuring Aaron Gordon, Derrick Jones Jr., Pat Connaughton, and Dwight Howard. Gordon and Jones are the favorites to win the competition, but Connaughton has some tremendous bunnies and Dwight Howard is a former contest champ making his return to the […]

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Black Movie Fridays: Just Wright Is a Fun Romantic Comedy But It Couldn’t Have Happened in Real Life

Photo: Stephen Lovekin (Getty Images) I’m one of those people who gets hung up on the little things in movies and television shows. Like, I’ll be sitting in a movie theater minding my business watching some varying level of black cinematic excellence set in 1980-whenever, and an era-specific song will come on to really give […]

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Bad Bunny, Quavo, And Spice Adams Headline The 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

The 2020 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles will be a Valentine’s Day battle in Chicago between teams captained by hometown legends Common and Chance the Rapper. The coaches for each team will be ESPN’s Michael Wilbon with assistant Jesse Williams (Common’s team) and Stephen A. Smith with assistant Guy Fieri (Chance’s team), and […]

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Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr., And Common Led A Grammys Tribute To Producer Ken Erlich

For the past four decades, Ken Erlich has been the person responsible for making all the memorable Grammy performances we’ve seen over the years a reality. His contributions to the Recording Academy and the Grammys are significant, and at tonight’s Grammys, he was honored with a tribute performance featuring Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr., John […]

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