A Host Of Celebrities Speak Out On Criminal Justice ReformCommon, a Grammy, Oscar and Emmy winner born in Hyde Park, was touched in particular by the cause through his work on the 2014 film "Selma," the story of the 1965 voting rights marches in Alabama. The "Glory" rapper has performed at numerous concerts inside California prisons and is a frequent visitor to the men of one in Los Angeles County where all are serving life sentences.
Rapper Common Speaks At Chicago's 'Prayer On The 9' Anti-Violence MarchHip hop artist Common believes prayer can bring change, and he's using it to help Chicago's most violence-prone areas.
Chance The Rapper To Perform At Woodstock 50 In AugustChance will headline the second day of the tribute festival, which will also feature Common, Jay-Z and Miley Cyrus.
Co-Living Trend Growing In Chicago Neighborhoods Co-living is a growing trend in Chicago as the price of rent continues to rise. Adults are sharing living spaces to gain a sense of community and save money.
Lena Waithe & Common Discuss 'The Chi'Emmy Winner Lena Waithe and Academy Award & Grammy winner Common discuss their new show "The Chi."
Common Meets With Teens, Chicago PoliceCommon -- a Grammy-winning rapper, Oscar-winning actor, and poet from Chicago -- spoke to about 2,500 students from all over the world who are members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Chicago Rappers Tell Youth To "Put The Guns Down"As part of Chicago Ideas Week, a group of artists and producers has debuted a new anti-violence campaign, aimed partly at those who’ve been in the midst of the violence.
Major Jobs Fair Offers Opportunities To Thousands Of YouthLeaders of some of the biggest companies in the country were at McCormick Place on Thursday, for what has been dubbed a catalyst for hiring programs and events.
Rapper Common Delivers Commencement Speech For City CollegesThe Chicago-born actor and rapper Common told graduates in a commencement speech for the City Colleges of Chicago that success takes hard work and plenty of confidence. the commencement speaker at Saturday's City College of Chicago ceremonies.
Celebrities Help Young Volunteers Mark "We Day" In IllinoisWe Day is part of a global movement rooted in activism, charity, and social change. It features marketers, entrepreneurs, and some of Chicago’s most famous recording artists.
Two Oscar Winners Do Chicago ProudA University of Chicago Lab School alum and a rapper-actor from the South Side received the ultimate film-achievement award over the weekend. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
How Ferguson Came to the GRAMMYsPharrell, Beyonce, John Legend and Common got in on the protest.
Behind 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord,' the Gospel Song Beyoncé's Singing at the GRAMMYsHere's a rundown on "Take My Hand," and why it's part of the GRAMMYs program.
Beyonce to Perform with John Legend, Common at the GRAMMYsThe GRAMMYs performance of Common and John Legend will feature a very special guest: Beyonce.
LL Cool J Hosting 57th GRAMMY Awards; Sam Smith, John Legend, Common, More Added as PerformersLL Cool J has been hosting the GRAMMY Awards since 2012, and he will be back to host once again this year.