Kanye West & Common Join Forces To Create 20,000 Jobs For Chicago Youth, Announce AAHH! Fest

Arnold Turner

We don’t post tooo much news, and when we do, it’s usually of the WTF kind. So it brings joy to me to write about something meaningful.

Kanye West and Common are using their notoriety and riches to do some good in the world. The two Chicago natives are launching an initiative to help the younger disadvantaged, unemployed generation make a chang for the better.

Kanye West’s company Donda’s House Inc. and Common’s Common Ground Foundation have partnered with the Chicago Urban League to provide year long work after a recent study found that over 90% of Chicago’s black male teens are unemployed.

This will be partially funed by an annual music festival, the AAHH! Fest, which will be held September 20-21st. Common had this to say:

“Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they’re going through is because of poverty. I was doing an event in the neighborhood and there were some kids from Englewood and I said, ‘Man, what do y’all really need? What’s gonna stop this?’ And they were like, ‘We need money. Man, if we could work.’ They want a chance.”

Props to both of these for wanting to make a difference, hopefully more celebrities catch on and something similar spreads across the country.


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