Common Honors Black History Month with AT&T Speaker Series

Common joins five different speakers in five different cities for AT&T's "28 Days" Speaker Series, which will feature Kevin Powell and Mario Armstrong, among others.

In honor of Black History Month, Common is venturing out on the AT&T 28 Days speaker series. The series, which started yesterday, February 1, will make its rounds through Harlem, Chicago, Atlanta and the nation's capital in coming weeks. Common will be the host and will engage the guest speakers. 

Common will sit down with Mario Armstrong on Monday, February 7, in Atlanta, Georgia as Kevin Powell will join Mr. Sense on the 17th in Chicago. Tai Beauchamp will link up with Com on the 22nd, as they travel to Washington, D.C. and Daymond John will finalize the series on February 24. 

"This year, AT&T wants consumers to look at today's history makers and innovators, who are changing the world we live in and truly speak to the core of 'Rethink Possible'," Jennifer Jones, vice president of Diverse Markets, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets recently said in a statement. "We are committed to pushing the limits of what's achievable everyday through innovation and investments in programs that educate and empower our diverse consumers."

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  • Buffalo Soldier 9

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  • Buffalo Soldier 9

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  • Jess Devitt

    the title of this article should be "Common Honors Black History Month By Selling The Fuck Out... Again".

  • EddieMurrrphy

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