On the heels of sharing his powerful new song about police terrorism, “Black America Again,” Common will perform and speak at the #PathtoPossible Protest in New York.
While Common came under fire not too long ago for some of his Kumbaya new black thoughts about racism in America, the veteran rapper seems to be back on the right track as of late. Billboard reports that the Chicago native announced on Monday (Sept. 26) that the Chicago native will appear as both a speaker and performer at Wednesday’s (Sept. 28) #PathToPossible March in Brooklyn.
“Every kid from every neighborhood deserves a great education, and New York City’s public charter schools are bringing this vision to life,” Common said via press release. “I’m proud to support charter school families in their fight to put 200,000 students on the path to possible.”
The march, which takes place in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, will protest New York’s racial achievement gap in education, while also supporting the campaign’s efforts to increase the reach and impact of public charter schools. Specifically, the campaign aims to prompt city officials to double the public charter sector, from reaching 100,000 children a year to 200,000, by the year 2020.
Last week, Common continued to voice his anger with the police killings when he dropped the poignant video, “Black America Again” featuring Stevie Wonder. On the song, Common raps, “Trayvon will never get to be an older man / Black children, their childhood stole from them.” The track is from Common’s forthcoming album Black America Again, which also features Anderson .Paak, The Internet, John Legend and Jay Electronica among others.
In the meantime, you can learn about the #PathtoPossible Protest here.