Get On Board: Common

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Friends in High Places

As seen here, Common performed at President Barack Obama's "Moving America Forward" Rally on October 31, 2010, at Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center, to help campaign for Democratic candidates in the lead-up to the 2010 midterm election. The following year, he was invited by Michelle Obama to perform at a poetry reading at the White House, drawing ire from conservative commentators.


(Photo: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

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