Maya Angelou and Common Find Common Ground in Chicago

I don’t often find myself starstruck, but I just might find myself speechless and in awe this coming Saturday, April 16.

I’ll be covering the red carpet at the Common Ground Foundation Gala, a fundraising event celebrating women of excellence and leadership. The Intercontinental Hotel will be hosting an evening of fine food, a silent auction, and live entertainment for the likes of Keke Palmer, Dee Robinson Reid, Sherri Shepherd, and the woman whose presence I’d most likely be struck speechless by – Dr. Maya Angelou. And of course the magnificent man behind the whole evening, Common himself will be in the house.

Who knew him and Dr. Angelou were so tight? I love everything about this!

What is the Common Ground Foundation? It’s the charitable organization founded by dope MC Common (AKA Lonnie Rashid Lynn) that develops leadership skills and promotes holistic education for kids in underserved communities. Proceeds from this weekend’s extravaganza goes directly to support these kids. Tickets cost $250, and you can click to buy yours right here. For info call 888-419-8894 or e mail gala@commongroundfoundation.org.

Fingers crossed that I get to exchange even a meaningful glance with Dr. Angelou. If I could just touch the hem of her garment! Look out for photos and post event coverage next week, bellas!

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Comments

  1. Super duper congrats, Bella! You are SO amazing. I love living vicariously through you. LOL. And I am glad to larn about this foundation and the great work Common is doing. Such a cutie pie & he has a heart. *sigh*

    I’m ready to sit at your feet and learn – covering red carpet events like these, I’m in awe.

  2. Wow, what an amazing event to cover! Congrats, and I hope you get some kind of interaction with Dr. Angelou, even if just a hello :-)!

  3. Temaka Williams says:

    I can’t wait to read more about this. This will be a phenomenal event!

  4. Congrats, Bella!! I know it’s going to be an awesome event. I’ll be celebrating my mom’s birthday but of course, I’ll sneak a couple of glances on your Twitter timeline to read about all the fun you’re having. Enjoy!

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