Sigma Alpha Pi Speaker "Common" (Rebroadcast)
Common is a multi-Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist and actor. For the past 16 years, he has produced over nine albums, including Can I Borrow a Dollar?, BE The Dreamer/The Believer and Finding Forever, a Grammy-nominated collaboration with Kanye West. As a renowned actor, Common has portrayed a freed slave, Elam Ferguson, in AMC's historical drama series Hell on Wheels. He also appears in several movies, including Smokin' Aces, American Gangstar, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, Date Night, Just Wright, Happy Feet Two, and New Year's Eve. He is the author of several books, including One Day It'll All Make Sense. In 2007, he launched the Common Ground Foundation, an organization dedicated to the empowerment and development of America's urban youth.