Common Fired as Graduation Speaker in NJ Because of Assata Shakur Song

The crusade of New Jersey responding ignorantly to Assata Shakur continues; this week Kean University cancelled Common as their commencement speaker because of his 2000 song, “A Song for Assata,” detailing how Shakur was framed by New Jersey State Police and later found asylum in Cuba. » 4/01/15 4:15pm 4/01/15 4:15pm

Beyoncé Closed Out the Grammys With 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord'

Beyoncé, the artist who should've won Album of the Year, effectively glowed on the Grammys stage to close out the show tonight, performing "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," a gospel hymn that her mom Tina Knowles used to sing to her. (Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin also both performed the song at two separate… » 2/09/15 12:01am 2/09/15 12:01am