Common

The music artist and activist talks social change

Watch an engaging conversation with Common, an Oscar and Grammy Award-winning musician, artist, actor, poet, producer and activist. His song “Stand up for Something,” co-written with Diana Warren and performed with Andra Day for the film “Marshall” about Thurgood Marshall (the first African American to serve as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court) was nominated for an Academy Award in 2018. In honor of Black History month, Common discussed his storied career, how music and film can be a lens for social change, and how the Common Ground Foundation empowers high-school students from underserved communities to become future leaders with Marc Lacey, National Editor of The New York Times.