R&B singer John Legend may have told The Root that he was not optimistic about the midterm elections, but that didn't stop him from recording a radio ad for the Democratic National Committee to urge voters, especially African Americans, to "make history again." Titled "Out There" — a riff off of Legend's hopey-changey hit "If You're Out There" — the radio spot warns that "the Republicans want to put us back on the very same path that got us into this mess and we can't let that happen." The ad will run on a whole slew of black-targeted radio programs across the country, including the syndicated shows of Tom Joyner, Steve Harvey and Michael Baisden.
You can hear it on BarackObama.com.
Sheryl Huggins Salomon is senior editor-at-large of The Root and a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based editorial consultant. Follow her on Twitter.