Common Talks Ava DuVernay, 13th Amendment And More At Build

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” Continue Reading →

Common Surprises Harlem School With $10,000 Donation

Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits. Continue Reading →

African Singer Somi’s ‘Petite Afrique,’ Dedicated To Harlem At The Schomburg

East African singer-songwriter Somi returns to the Neighborhood Concert series with her blend of jazz and African music. Continue Reading →

Somi’s ‘Petite Afrique,’ Dedicated To Harlem’s African Immigrant Community (Video)

Somi’s new album, Petite Afrique, is a song cycle dedicated to the gentrification of Harlem’s African immigrant community in Little Africa on 116th Street (in central Harlem) —her most political work to date. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Denny Moe’s Cultivates The Intersection Between Health And Hair Cuts

denny moes1Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop, known around the globe for its world-class precision haircuts and ongoing commitment to philanthropy is gearing up to host its signature event, Cutting for a Cure. Continue Reading →

Diddy’s Revolt And Others Present ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

Ne-Yo and Nicole George MiddletonOn Thursday, June 23, 2016, the stars came out for a fabulous night at the 29th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards returned to The Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles, CA.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Alicia Keys Performs At Starbucks Shareholder Meeting

AP_204963071310On March 23rd, 2016 Harlem Alicia Keys performed at the Starbucks shareholder meeting. Thousands waited in line for hours in the rain outside an auditorium in downtown Seattle Wednesday morning, the way you might for Adele tickets or a new Yeezy shoe.  Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Award-Winning Common Gets Personal

CommonFront1By CC Minton

Who best to get up close and personal with than award-winning artist Common with a room full of music lovers in New York City. The Golden Globe, Academy and Grammy award- winning entertainer approached the stage with his musical entourage at Harlem MIST on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.   Continue Reading →

Common Up Close & Personal At Madiba Harlem At MIST

common in harlem1Lonnie Rashid Lynn, also known as Common, was born March 13 1972.  Fast-forwarding 2 decades, he debuts his first album Can I Have A Dollar? and grows exponentially throughout the 90’s.   Continue Reading →