Topic: White House

Video: Common Performs at the White House, Nation Still Intact

Video: Common Performs at the White House, Nation Still Intact

When rapper and activist Common was invited to perform at a White House celebration of poetry earlier this week, Fox News went nuts, accusing the artist of being, essentially, a cop-killing gangsta rapper. Which is absurd, because Common is one of the most positive and socially conscious rappers out there. The show took place last night — here’s Common’s performance, which, shockingly, did not incite a national race riot, and was instead rather lovely. More »