As a follow-up to his tenth studio album Nobody’s Smiling, Common is back with his well-timed offering, “Black America Again.”
The Chicago legend unveiled the official music video for “Black America Again” with help from Karriem Riggins, Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, Chuck D, MC Lyte and living legend Stevie Wonder.Beginning with the tragic footage of Alton Sterling’s murder by the police, the visual presents a blend of footage from black men and women who have suffered from the racism-based police brutality.
Common is unearthing centuries of institutionalized racism through highlighting the devastating clips of the black experience in America. In the wake of our social climate, we salute Common, Chuck D, Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding and MC Lyte for using art as a medium to spread awareness.
Watch the visuals below.