Hip Hop Star Common Launches Youth Foundation

October 10, 2007 08:48:15 GMT

Rapper Common recently launched The Common Ground Foundation, Inc., a global initiative to educate and empower urban and disadvantaged youth.


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Already having a full plate on his agenda, Common took time Tuesday October 9th to announce the launch of The Common Ground Foundation Inc., which is a San Francisco based global initiative aimed to help develop and empower urban youth via education.

The foundation, which came to fruition after several years of planning, will also support AIDS/HIV prevention programs targeting youth in American and African communities.

"I always believed that if we started with the youth then we would be planting the seeds for our future to blossom," Common said in a statement about the foundation.

On duty to direct the foundation's national and global programs will be Jodie Blum, a 12-year-veteran of event production, specializing in nonprofit consulting and fund-raising for world leaders, celebrities and professional athletes, allhiphop.com reported.

Click the Common Ground Foundation Inc. for further information.

Has just had his seventh album "Finding Forever" released on July 31st, the hip hop artist could next be seen starring in the highly anticipated action drama "American Gangster," which is slated to open in theaters on November 2nd.

© AceShowbiz.com




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