Nineteen students took the stage to celebrate graduating high school with the help of the Common Ground Foundation at the organization’s annual gala April 23. Themed La Vie en Rose, the event — held at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago (221 N. Columbus) — was hosted by Grammy- and Oscar-winning artist Common and emceed by actor Lamman Rucker. The fifth annual bash celebrated board member and breast cancer survivor Erika Bracey, Cook County State’s Attorney candidate Kim Foxx and Black Girls Rock!’s Beverly Bond for their commitment to mentoring youth.
Photos by Jeff Schear
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