Common and Angela Rye

Rapper/actor Common and political commentator Angela Rye attended the Los Angeles Screening of Showtime's The Chi at The Downtown Independent on Wednesday. The Chi is a TV series created by Lena Waithe about life on the South Side of Chicago.

Unlike director Spike Lee's widely panned film Chi-Raq, which focused on gang violence in Chicago, Waithe takes the viewer on a fanciful journey that portrays South Side residents in a positive "human light".

Photos by FayesVision/WENN.com

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Angela Rye

The news media's race-baiting and false racist narrative has led to unintended consequences.

In the video below, CNN commentator Angela Rye was shouted down when she suggested removing statues of former presidents who were slave owners.

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