Common Ground Foundation, Roots Manuva and summer event hotness

The Common Ground Foundation is dedicated to the empowerment and development of urban youth in the United States. In an effort to encourage and inspire youth to read, the Foundation has launched The Corner, a national online book club that provides an interactive way for students, ages 13-18, to read books that convey messages of tolerance, compassion and non-violent expressions of achieving social justice. more…

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Roots Manuva – ‘Buff Buff’ Single and Video

URB ALT Festival 2008 in NYC this June, full info


July 4 – 6: 2008 Essence Music Festival @ Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans w/ Gil Scott-Heron, Kanye West, Raheem Devaughn, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi, Grandmaster Flash and much more.

July 2 – 6: 20th Annual CityFest @ New Center, Detroit w/ George Clinton & Parliament, De La Soul, Seun Kuti, Derrick May, Stacey Pullen, King Britt, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many more

July 10 – 12: The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival with KRS One, DJ Premier, Blu and Exile, PPP, Mickey Factz, 88 Keys and more

July 25 – 27: 3rd Annual Bada Bling in Las Vegas, Celebrity Charity Weekend hosted by Basketball great Chris Webber aka CWebb. Past years performers have included Teena Marie, Common, Raphael Saadiq, Talib Kweli and guests like Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Nas & Kelis and many others, this year’s talent TBA soon.