'Our Life's Work': Chicago Rapper Common Puts Recording Studio In Stateville For Inmates"Being from Chicago is one of the greatest gifts and assets to me in my career and my life."
'We Need To Have Diverse Stories': Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine On Showtime's 'The Chi'The star of "The Chi" on Showtime discusses the many layers of his character Ronnie Davis and why this show is so important today with the conversations happening nationally about racial injustice.
CBS 2 To Air Virtual 'Graduation 2020 For Chicago By Chicago' Sunday“Completing high school is a momentous occasion and while this year’s graduation ceremony might not be what they expected, this is an opportunity to send our students off in style.”
Common's #WeMatterToo Push Urges Jail Releases Amid COVID-19In Common’s hometown of Chicago, where the Cook County Jail is one of the nation’s largest jails, a federal judge last month ordered officials to ensure social distancing among the 4,000 people in custody. As of Tuesday, 161 inmates and 81 correctional officers were positive for COVID-19, according to the sheriff’s department.
NBA All-Star Game Is Back In Chicago For The First Time Since 1988Fans all over Chicago area celebrating with parties, fan fests and more.
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.