A surprise visit by Erykah Badu, Common get this high school off to an inspiring start for the year
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A surprise visit by Erykah Badu, Common get this high school off to an inspiring start for the year

Staff Photographer Video Player is loading. Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Remaining Time -0:00 This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaque Font Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall Caps Reset restore all settings to the default valuesDone Close Modal Dialog End of dialog window. Erykah Badu’s close connection with Dallas ISD’s performing art school continues to bear fruit for its students. On Wednesday, Badu’s friend — the Grammy, Emmy and Oscar-winning rapper Common — stopped by to talk with students at DISD’s Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts. The son of a former teacher, principal and board member of the Chicago Board of Education, Common — born Lonnie Lynn Jr. — shared a message of inspiration and advice to an assembly of students who gathered in the downtown Dallas school’s courtyard. The magnet, colloquially known as Booker T., is one of the premier arts high schools in the nation. “The journey begins with the love that you have for the art form, the love that you have for whatever profession you choose, the love that you have for yourself, really,” Common said. “The […]

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