Rapper Common announces new jobs initiative for Chicago youth

Rapper Common arrives at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" awards show in Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

April 9, 2014 7:29:42 PM PDT
The rapper Common was back in his hometown to announce a new jobs initiative for Chicago youth.

Common will partner with the Chicago Urban League and other organizations to raise funds to create 1,000 year-round jobs for the city's youth.

"I've come back home and shot videos in the hood and around my neighborhood where I don't live anymore. And I felt that I have to do more," said Common.

The Common Foundation also announced a music festival, called "Aahh fest," coming in September, which will be held behind the Museum of Science and Industry.

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