Bakari Kitwana Asks: Common What will an Obama Presidency mean to young Americans? Bakari Kitwana sat down with Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist and actor Common to discuss the significance of Barack Obamaâ€™s presidency for young Americans, one of Obamaâ€™s key voting blocâ€™s in yesterdayâ€™s election. In their conversation, Common talks about the impact of hip-hop culture on Americaâ€™s racial landscape. What was it like to grow up in Windy City during the historic campaign and mayoral reign of Mayor Harold Washington? Common makes it plain: â€œBrother Haroldâ€ loomed large, but Obama even before last night had already taken on an even greater local significance, says the Chicago native. In the interview, he makes projects about what President-elect Obamaâ€™s victory will mean to America and the world. Finally, Common carefully delves into some of the highs and lows, innovations and missteps of election 2008â€”from heartfelt moments of his involvement with the making of Will.i.amâ€™s â€œYes We Can,â€ video to the impact of Reverend Jeremiah Wright on the nation during the primary and beyond. Throughout Barack Obamaâ€™s nearly 2-year journey to the White House, his relationship with Reverend Jeremiah Wright is the question that wouldnâ€™t go away. Common, a long time member of Wrightâ€™s Trinity Church of Christ talks about the impact of Wright on his own development and shares why he thinks Wright is misunderstood. Common is an author of The Mirror and Me. His new album out next month is entitled U niversal Mind Control (GOOD Music/Geffen) a nd his upcoming film is Terminator Salvation (May 2009).