*Rapper Common is one who never forgets his roots, and in honor of his past and those who have come before him, he is taking a Black History Month speaking tour across the country.

For 28 days, beginning tomorrow, February 7, on an AT&T sponsored series, he will make stops in Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York City, among others.

On the tour he will be speaking with congressional candidate Kevin Powell, Tai Beauchamp and FUBU founder Daymond John.

The tour will wrap up in Oakland, Calif. on the 28th.

Jennifer Jones, vice president of Diverse Markets for AT&T Mobility, issued a statement explaining the vision behind the Black History Month speaker series:

“This year, AT&T wants consumers to look at today’s history makers and innovators, who are changing the world we live in and truly speak to the core of ‘Rethink Possible,” Jones said. “We are committed to pushing the limits of what’s achievable everyday through innovation and investments in programs that educate and empower our diverse consumers.”