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Common Launches The Corner Book Club

Chicago-based rapper/actor Common is spearheading a new effort to encourage youth to read.   The entertainer, who will soon be seen alongside Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman in the movie Wanted, is using his Common Ground Foundation to launch The Corner, a national online book club designed to develop critical thinking skills among participants while… Read more »


Twista Calls Out Father Pfleger

Chicago rapper Twista is speaking out against Father Michael Pfelger, commenting on the irony of the controversy created by Pfelger’s recent comments.   The Catholic priest came under fire for controversial comments made during a sermon at Democratic Nominee Barack Obama’s former church.   While speaking to the congregation at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United… Read more »


AHH Stray News: Common Teams W/ White Sox

Rapper Common has teamed with the Chicago White Sox to help raise awareness for his non-profit organization, The Common Ground Foundation. On August 12, the organization will host the Common Ground Foundation Day with the Chicago White Sox, when the team faces off against the Royals. The Common Ground Foundation empowers youth in underserved communities… Read more »