Common

In the one-hour “Simpsons” episode titled “The Great Phatsby,” Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, comedian Keegan-Michael Key and rapper Snoop Dogg lend their voices to characters who help Mr. Burns (Harry Shearer) relive his glory days. Burns crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul, and after being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, […]

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The President and Mrs. Obama have shown their love for black art (and artists)—from poetry and spoken word to actors and singers— throughout this most historic presidency.

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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.

The love between Black men and Black women is truly like no other and talented Hip Hop veteran Common is looking to bring that feeling to the forefront of the music conversation again with a new mini documentary titled, “Love Star.” [read rest of story on Essence] Check out the exclusive premiere of the short […]

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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: EEWMagazine.com https://youtu.be/1bdNQSyFJGM

  Rapper Common recently appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and opened up with his thoughts on how black and white people can…

President Obama recently expressed his discontent with remarks made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and is now reevaluating our country’s relations with Israel. President…

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…

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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”.…

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The 87th Academy Awards — though many took umbrage to the fact that people of color were few and far between among the nominees — were…

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Ava Duvernay, whom many feel was snubbed for a Best Director nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, said that she would like to stop discussing…