Black People Politics : Outrage Flares As Michelle Obama Invites Common To White House To Read Poetry

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  1. Proverbs31Woman

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/...ite-house-poetry-michelle-obama_n_859945.html

    Even though it's 2011, we're still litigating whether rap music in and of itself is a societal corrosive or an artistic expression that channels raw experience and expurgates emotions in the form of a catharsis. It's really the old Plato versus Aristotle rap battles over the artistic merits of tragedy -- at least we can dance to it, so there's that.

    But the news today is that Michelle Obama is having some poets over to the White House to read some poetry, and that one of those poets is Chicago rapper Common, and OH MY GOD did you know he's rapped about violence? It's true, and the Daily Caller is beefing about it.


    Has the media gone too far?
     
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    .......Thanks for this report Proverbs31Woman...Michelle Obama is not afraid to be black it seems, a good thing. And to answer your question: Yes, the media is over the top and off the chain, as usual...Peace In,

     
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    Yes, I was SMH big time on this report. In watching the news, they raised issues with his song about Assata Shakur claiming that he endorses crimes against the government...wow, talk about diggin' and twistin'.
     
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    Well I guess there is somebody black in the white house.. Nice to know..
     
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    The part they're mad about is that some of his poems talked about violence and had nothing to do with the poetry he recited in the white house. In that case someone should bring up the racist BS that some senators say outside of the white house. Let's raise a red flag about that.
     
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    peace

    What's funny to me is that they are upset about a rapper that raps about violence, yet it's ok for them to brag about MURDERING PEOPLE!

    But my original point was that this was a power play with Michelle, of course as she's supposed to do, has her husbands back! The reason i posted the pic of his last album is because it's a message, the same message that michelle was sending out....


    Universal mind control!
     
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    Whaaaa.....a government that sponsors violence all over the globe. And a media that supports it? They talkin bout violence?

    Better Common, than Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne. But I have a feeling they will be next to visit the white house.
     
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    they should of got Rick Ross and told him not to wear his shirt.. I would pay
    to see that..
     
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    hey but this is nothing compared to what would happen if the Michelle went
    all Natural.. cut all her hair off and let the fro take over.. their would be such
    an uproar.. all the democrats would lose their seats.. !! the American people
    would feel betrayed.. He would have to divorce her and take a high yellow
    wife to make amends..
     
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