Tag Archives: Common

Video Roundup: Let Freedom Ring on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Today, we celebrate what would’ve been the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of history’s greatest voices of liberty. King’s contributions to civil rights have inspired millions, including many musicians who’ve paid tribute to him in song. Below, we’ve collected some of those odes that help King’s message live on for generations.Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

Common has yet to announce the release date for his upcoming LP, Nobody Smiling, but today he has shared the LP track “War.” The album delves into the heartbreaking violence in his hometown of Chicago. This first song focuses on the similarities of the children being killed in Chicago and in wars all over theRead more...

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Songs of Remberance, Celebration & Hope: commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King

Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of one of time’s greatest revolutionaries, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Songs like Odetta’s “Glory Halleluja” and Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin” remind us to honor those who fought for their freedom and equality as human beings during the Civil Rights Movement. Michael Franti’s “Hey WorldRead more...

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