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".

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Oprah Winfrey invited her good friends, singer Alicia Keys, left, songwriter Diane Warren, center, and actress Niecy Nash, right, for a day of gospel music and blessings at her "Wisdom of Sundays" brunch to celebrate the release of her new book 'Wisdom of Sundays' at a private residence in Montecito, California on Sunday.

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