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Common is known to be a peaceful soul. A staple in not only the hip hop community but a player on the world’s stage — fiercely unapologetic about his blackness and his love for his people.

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In a time where masculine durability is often exemplified along terms that include physical strength, it is essential to reinforce the importance of both moral and intellectual fortitude.

Common is a wonderful example of this. Here are 5 easy points to see why:

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5 Points On Being A Strong Black Man — According To Common was originally published on kissrichmond.com

1. Be man enough to celebrate women.

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Happy International Women’s Day!

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2. Understand the importance of community.

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3. Have the courage of your convictions.

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You know where I Stand. #IStandWithKap

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5. Recognize the power of love and how it shapes the world

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Happy New Year!

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