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Obama Invites Anti-Cop Rapper to White House

Obama Invites Anti-Cop Rapper to White House

US First Lady Michelle Obama walks down Cross Hall as she arrives to host a Mother's Day event for military connected mothers, grandmothers, and spouses in the White House in Washington, DC, May 6, 2011.

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May 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., more commonly known as the rapper “Common”, was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama among other poets to celebrate American poetry and prose on Wednesday, May 11, thedailycaller.com reports.

Lynn’s divisive lyrics about gun violence, shooting police, and even for burning the president (who at the time was George W. Bush), make him a controversial choice for the White House. “Burn a Bush cos for peace he no push no button,” he raps on a YouTube video with more than 800,000 views.

He is also a known supporter of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, according to the examiner.com. Abu-Jamal was a member of the Black Panther Party, and was sentenced in 1981 for killing a Philadelphia police officer.

Coincidentally, President Obama and the rapper/poet Lynn are members of Trinity United Church of Christ, reports the New Hampshire Journal. Additionally, Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 came under fire when the church’s Reverend Jeremiah Wright made several charged sermons in support of Obama.

“Several of Wright’s sermons caused a firestorm of controversy during the 2008 presidential campaign due to their caustic, racially charged, anti-American tones. One sermon in particular caused Obama a severe headache – the one in which he blamed America for Osama bin Laden’s terrorist attacks. ‘America’s chickens are coming home to roost,’ he said.” – New Hampshire Journal

At the time, Obama defended and then rejected Wright, whereas Lynn came to the reverend’s defense.

Lynn also named his daughter after Assata Shakur, another Black Panther party member. In 1977, Shakur was found guilty of first-degree murder and fled to Cuba after escaping prison, reports the New Hampshire Journal.

At the White House event, Lynn and other artists will participate in an afternoon workshop educating children.

The AP reports that other artists invited to attend are Elizabeth Alexander, Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Kenneth Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, Aimee Mann, and Jill Scott.


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    dochudon

    5 months ago

    200 Comments

    More evidence the President and First Lady are the real RACISTS.

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    BSPD88

    over 2 years ago

    2208 Comments

    unreal, my respect level for him keeps decreasing

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    maxxoccupancy

    almost 3 years ago

    328 Comments

    I still consider this to be unbelievable. The liberal media has given him yet another pass.

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    lorilee32

    about 3 years ago

    26 Comments

    They will be inviting Al Qaeda next...

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    THOMASCOFFMAN

    about 3 years ago

    120 Comments

    POOKIE SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED AT THE MEMORIAL FOR ANY REASON--LET ALONE FOR THE MEMORIAL TO OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO HAVE FALLEN--SO AS TO PROTECT ""HIS"" RADICAL RIGHTS IN OUR COUNTRY!!!!! "GOD BLESS AMERICA"----!!!!!

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    LAWMANTUKES

    about 3 years ago

    6976 Comments

    That makes two of us...abridges_2506

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    abridges_2506

    about 3 years ago

    136 Comments

    Not suprising, Pres. Obama was giving a personal tour of the White House to a NFL team during National police week, not sure what team or which year, Pres. Obama is the first President not to give a speech at the event since National Police weeks' inception. Thats ok though, cause I still love all my brother and sisters in blue, even if Pres. Obama don't. I got your backs!

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    SpencerStangz

    about 3 years ago

    420 Comments

    Amen sir and i will in turn BUMP your post (even though i am right after it).
    its always better to focus on positives that we have in "common" rather the opinions. while i respect opinions, it can get out of hand pretty quick.
    and bump lawmantukes as well...ignorance needs to be weeded out. we can't let those who want to speak that hatred feel like its acceptable on this site.

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    ilegworldchamp

    about 3 years ago

    8966 Comments

    God help me but I must return the "BUMP" to mz66 on the last post. I guess civilized people need to work on the things we have in common more often then the argumentative opinions . :=)

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    rjm2238

    about 3 years ago

    38 Comments

    This complete swine and Mr. and Mrs. Obama, well I guess it's a case of "birds of a feather...", and an utter disgrace, all of them.
    These insults are not oversights or mistakes, they show the heart and soul and the POTUS and the First Lady.
    Rich in New Mexico.

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    Cntrl_9

    about 3 years ago

    86 Comments

    lawmantukes has is right. To most of the other postings here, whatever. This is a non event.

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    mz66

    about 3 years ago

    3854 Comments

    BUMP lawmantukes.

    cpd7988: pound sand.

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    Strobelight140

    about 3 years ago

    7516 Comments

    Go figure..... Who would have thought.......

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    LAWMANTUKES

    about 3 years ago

    6976 Comments

    For all of you guys that are up-set over the POTUS recent invite, please try to contain your comments to stiil show respect for the Office that he holds. Oh' and another thing, racist comments by anyone here, has no place on "Police Link"....
    So if the shoe fits, wear it..!!

    To snhadley, GREAT JOB onece again my brother..!!

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    beauinlieuof

    about 3 years ago

    88 Comments

    Not a good move to innvite someone who is against the police it demeans and defeats the purpose of what are police are created for and the man breeds violence with his words. It puts ideas in criminals heads to do violence against the police who are there to protect against such voilence.

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