Common To Appear On CNN’s “Chicagoland” Docu-Series

(AllHipHop News) Emcee/actor Lonnie Rashid “Common” Lynn has always strongly represented his hometown of Chicago. He has also taken center stage in confronting the social, political, and economic issues troubling the city.

Last year Common suggested that Hip Hop artists play a bigger role in combating the violence in Chicago. While his own Common Ground Foundation has established a mentoring program for the city’s public school students and the Common’s Dreamers & Believers Summer Youth Camp.

[ALSO READ: Common Wants Hip Hop Artists To Help Stop Chicago Violence]

Common is now speaking about the state of Chicago in the new CNN program Chicagoland. The eight-part non-scripted series serves as an examination of the changing politics and policies taking place in America’s third most populated city.

Chicagoland is produced by Sundance Productions’ Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn as well as BCTV’s Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin. The series covers members of the community trying to create innovative ways to address social policy, education, and public safety. Current mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel also appears on the program.

“The vibrant culture and opportunities inherent in this 21st century, world-class city run alongside profound daily challenges,” said Redford. “Much of it falls on the shoulders of its tough, visionary mayor, his team and people doing heroic work in neighborhoods throughout the city.”

[ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Chicago OG Noonie Ward Weighs In On Common, Kanye, Violence In Chicago; Calls On Rappers To Act]

Chicagoland premiers tonight (March 6) at 10 pm on CNN. Watch the trailer featuring Common’s The City” below.

  • i’mreloaded!

    I’ll be watchin. Big up to Common for bein bout it, not just talkin bout it. Where you at Kanye?

    • Qudus

      Uh? Kanye?
      Kanye only shows his face and rants when ‘Whitey’ doesn’t embrace him.

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  • Troll_E_G

    U wanna fix the community.. start with creating a new education system…blks should not be learning about white bigot history 24/7 n not there Own history. All blk police force should patrol the community not bigot cops who know nothing but to stereotype…all black people should withdraw n close all bank accounts worldwide….y put your money in places that don’t take care of u

  • brotha_man

    although ill check this out. kinda tired of white america telling/showing us the problems that plague black america. if its anything like the black in america docu-series i will be officially done with CNN…try to be. if don lemon shows his face on the docu-series im turning it off ASAP. not to sound like a bigot but white ppl always swear they have a solution when they are part of the problem.
    brotha man signing off, back to you regg

    • Troll_E_G

      They are the reason for our problems. They started it all n continues the fuckery behind closed doors…you can never be a bigot until u gain real power or control

      • brotha_man

        david duke is a good example of that

      • Troll_E_G

        P.w Botha n Margaret Sanger are better examples

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