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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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    LAWMANTUKES

    about 3 years ago

    6976 Comments

    HUGE BUMP...************......!!!!!!!!!!!!!........*************"FBD183"

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    LAWMANTUKES

    about 3 years ago

    6976 Comments

    FBD183....

    You don't have to apologize for a DAMN THING..!!!!!!!!! I am a BLACK OFFICER, and yet I took no Offense. You were simply stating facts. Unlike so many other trolls here. Please be encouraged to continue to express your OUT RAGE..!! AS I WILL CONTINUE THE SAME..!!

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    kclark1206

    about 3 years ago

    80 Comments

    Don't worry everyone in Law Enforcement, when the news comes out that LEOs are pissed off about this maybe Obama will invite us all to a BEER SUMIT - as if we would attend, yeah right!!!!!

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    mz66

    about 3 years ago

    3852 Comments

    @c14476: You're asking for a well placed kick in your front door. That's what I think.

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    FBD183

    about 3 years ago

    728 Comments

    TOP_CAT,,VERY SORRY,,MY MISTAKE

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    Twisted_dispatcher

    about 3 years ago

    2160 Comments

    Bump FBD...

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    FBD183

    about 3 years ago

    728 Comments

    TOP_CAT,,I had NO INTENTION of MAKING THIS A RACE ISSUE,,,,,,please read the names in my post and you will read more non-minority names,,,and with all do respect, IT IS WHAT IT IS,,

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    FBD183

    about 3 years ago

    728 Comments

    Remember Change In Politics Is usually for the worse,,,unless you are like the friend of Obama in Chicago who is charged with Bribery and a host of other charges,,,
    So to those who wanted CHANGE,,YOU GOT IT,,to honor a mutt (that's right a mutt) THAT SUPPORTS THE KILLER OF PHILLY POLICE OFFICER DANIEL FAULKNER, AND SHOT HIM EXECUTION STYLE WITH A FINAL BULLET TO THE HEAD,,,,MUMIA ABUL JAMAL ONLY ADOPTED THIS MUSLIM NAME ONLY AFTER HE WAS IN PRISON FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS IN JAIL, Prior he was a BLACK PANTHER,,,there are other famous people who support this COP KILLERS CAUSE,, such as WHOOPIE GOLDBERG,PAUN NEWMAN,ALEC BALDWIN,HARRISON FORD,and the list goes on,,But To Invite this MUTT to THE WHITE HOUSE IS AN INSULT TO EVERY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN THE COUNTY,,,,PLEASE DON"T FORGET OBAMA's FRIEND WHO WOULD NOT COMPLY WITH A POLICE OFFICERS LAWFUL REQUEST AND HOW OBAMA IMMEDIATELY PUBLICLY STOOD BY HIS FRIEND,ONLY TO FIND OUT HIS FRIEND WAS WRONG,,,,maybe when you are a COMMUNITY ORGANIZER you just don't respect Lawenforcement

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    blackgold

    about 3 years ago

    158 Comments

    the rapper is not all about cop killing listen to his records and you might find outy what his stand really is.he mostly talks about CROOKED COPS.my grandmother always said a hit dog will holla and you guys on here are howling!!!!!!!!

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    blackgold

    about 3 years ago

    158 Comments

    i think you all read the wrong article. it stated that the president was honoring all poets not "common" poerty is an expression of a person not all black people just because the man is black.you guys on here are very stupid when it comes to knowing black people.i dont thinkl i have read one intelligent thought expressed by law enforcement much less white officers on here when it comes to the black race or the president. all you guys see is color nothing else.GROW UP.

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    c14476

    about 3 years ago

    110 Comments

    a well placed cluster bomb would have thinned out the gene pool considerably!

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    cgingo

    about 3 years ago

    21936 Comments

    Truly a smack in the face to all who wer the uniform, but people have short memories. 2012 will come and go. How much will the people have learned, and remembered when they go to the polls, is to be determined. The POS coming to the WH, is just another reason for people to remember, but will they?

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    Jensen364

    about 3 years ago

    94 Comments

    Lead by example. Don't become one. What an embarassment to all of us that wear a uniform.

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    AHP3611

    about 3 years ago

    316 Comments

    Video was to the point, this is yesterdays and today’s attitude of the educated rap poet's, feed the young black men crap and send them out to ruin their lives, while they sit back and feel superior.

    As far as President Obama bringing "Common" sense to the White House, he doesn't care what anyone thinks,

    Just say no in 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jonas

    about 3 years ago

    42242 Comments

    big bump to mlmarino

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