Common Poetry Controversy

CNN invited NewsOne’s very own Editorial Director Dan Charnas to be part of their expert panel discussion on the uproar caused by rapper Common’s recent invitation to a White House poetry reading. Check out the footage below. RELATED: Common Performs Poetry At White House White House Brushes Off Fox News As Common Performs At Event

NEW YORK – In an interview with Fox News, former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, said that President, Barack Obama made a bad decision by inviting rapper Common to a poetry reading at the White House because of a song he did about Asaata Shakur, who was accused of killing a police officer. Yahoo reports: “You […]

WASHINGTON — The White House is standing by its decision to invite the rapper Common to participate in a poetry event despite conservative and other criticism that the musician has glorified the killing of police officers with his lyrics. Spokesman Jay Carney says President Barack Obama has spoken out against violent and misogynistic music lyrics. […]